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Address: 1via Roma, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055213896
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Description: Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on...
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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Sat down outside for a drink as a treat on last day of our holiday as we liked the look of this beautiful old establishment. Service was slow,waiters were disinterested and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nothing special. Music a bit loud (radio) Waitress not at all friendly. Oh and 8 € for a coke... Wont go back

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Sat down outside for a drink as a treat on last day of our holiday as we liked the look of this beautiful old establishment. Service was slow,waiters were disinterested and the food and drink is overpriced. Would not recommend or make a return visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Gilli's is beautiful and elegant and is a great place to stop for coffee and a pastry. We went every morning we were in Florence with one exception just to try the place next door. The next day we were back at Gilli's!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The place has an amazing history and the decor is super posh. Extremely well stocked bar and although we didn't taste the sweets they look divine. Having said that service was rather weak with just two staff for a very big outdoor area who had to go back inside every time to get the drinks. Now for the ridiculous part.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We wandered in to Gilli's by chance just for a cold drink. The ambience and decor were lovely and the waiter was very chatty and helpful. We decided to stay for a while longer and had a bowl of frutti di bosco (fruits of the forest) which was juicy and refreshing. A lovely cafe with a history. Worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Knew the location was good and hence could be a tourist trap. Checked the reviews and noted very EXPENSIVE if you SIT DOWN. Hence tried the pastries and ate at the counter. The pastries were reasonably priced at about 2 euros a piece. The pastries were very good, around 7-8/10. It can get busy here and we were lucky there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a famous place in Florence. Nice to have a drink in the afternoon watching people passing by. However, we found it expensive for what it is really

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Table for four please. Who knew that we would be schooled on the definition of Cover Charge - the price this restaurant puts on your bill for the table cloth. Who knew that ice tea could cost $56. Yes $56. We had Arnold Palmers but prior to ordering we specifically asked if you got free refills. YES was the answer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A great place for very fancy cakes, coffee and atmosphere, let down by poor service. Ornate rooms and nice furniture.

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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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