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Gilli

Address: 1via Roma, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #31 of 107 Nightlife in Florence
Type: Specialty Shops, Coffeehouses, Nightlife, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a large busy square...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Coffeehouses, Nightlife, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a large busy square, making it a perfect spot to drink, have a bite to eat and do some people-watching.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped in on a whim. Fantastic service ... Very good dessert. Highly recommend the Coppa Gilli and the Tiramisu. Perfect !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You find it in The city centre of Florenze this nice bar restaurant, exellent staff and well served good food. Good coffee and The best dessert so far in Florence.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Cafe Gilli has been around since 1733 so they know how to make great coffee and cakes, I stopped here with some friends for two day's on the trot we sat outside in the marquee area and although it's not cheap the service is wonderful the head waiter was great with us a real gentleman. we ordered wine and coffee's... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This review pertains to the candy/front portion of the cafe. We strolled in to find something I hadn't been able to find in the States for some time - crystallized violets. We went to buy a single chocolate and the woman at the counter said there was no charge. We were grateful for the gesture and returned the favor by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I paid Euro 6.40 for 2 cappuccinos and a sandwich at the cashier like the Italians do. However I was asked to pay over and above Euro 9 when we sat outside (the place was practically empty at that time). Bottom line: you pay for the place not the coffees. You get excellent coffee ANYWHERE in the many Bars/ Coffee... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Is in the center of piazza della republica. Since 1733. Is a nice place to hangout but the service is not efficient. Tried their Gilli champagne, is expensive but is something special and it comes with all the canapes with no extra charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We wanted to eat at a local established restaurant during our day in Florence. Our guide mentioned this one. I loved the building and atmosphere. It was pricey for our budget but the sandwiches were delicious. Service was good as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Bad service, nu water on table untill food was served, no bread, no knifes on table... children's food had to be reheated en even then it wasn't really warm, waiter tried to make it up with free ice cream for the children but even then overpriced and bad food!

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Bergerac, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We rather like this cafe for an after dinner coffee or drink as the square is a lot quieter & less hustlers than the Piazza d Signora in the evenings. The maitre di is delightful & never hurries one out.

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Marksville, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely place with outside seating great pastries and coffee...had the freddo shakerato with white chocolate pastry and it was delicious :)

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