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Gilli

1via Roma, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #61 of 175 Shopping in Florence
Type: Coffeehouses, Specialty Shops
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... more » 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. « less
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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26 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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California
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360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Tired of weak hotel coffees, we went out before breakfast to find a good cup. For €1 the cafe espresso or €1.10 the best Macchiato you can imagine. If they are crowded next door is just as good. It's like decades ago - pay first then go to the counter and order. Wonderful!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

It is place where you can sit and enjoy a afternoon tea and a beer. The people on the square are working hard, painters and singers are fighting for the attention and the money of the tourists. Service is ok, it is cool terrace temperature wise and the prices are not too low. See and enjoy the people around you.

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Sierra Madre, California
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I only went here for one thing... the Affagoto. I was told to go here for it by a friend and it was so worth it. An Affagoto is Gelato with a shot of espresso poured over it and some cinnamon. I would recommend Vanilla Gelato. Just go here for desert and you won't be disappointed. Here's a hint... order... More

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Warwick, UK
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Got bored with our hotel food and just walked out into the town to see where to eat. Picked this restaurant as it looked smart and we had had a quick lunch there a few days before. We wanted a bit of life and atmosphere so we sat right at the front which means you are close to the noise... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have been coming to Firenze for many years and one of my favorite spots is visiting Gilli's. The food is great & the atmosphere wonderful. And they always make me feel as if I am someone special. But I am especially happy when I can be served by a waiter named Alessandro who has been working there for what... More

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