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Address: 1via Roma, Florence, Italy
Activities: Dining
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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Good if your Savvy, but EXPENSIVE

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Paris, France
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114 reviews 114 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Aurora, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Taupo
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107 reviews 107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Cyprus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
70 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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