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Gilli

1via Roma, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #54 of 151 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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Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

On my last night in Florence, I wanted to take my nephew, an art student in the city, to a lovely restaurant for a delicious and memorable dinner. While other restaurants in the Piazza della Repubblica had employees unabashedly approaching and pressuring passersby to enter their restaurants, Gilli's maitre d' was conveniently available at the entrance to welcome and answer... More

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

great wine and piazza scenery relaxing afternoon meeting various new friends the service was excellent

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north lincs.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I cannot understand the complaints about the cost of things here! It is not a "trap". The prices are clearly displayed and it's not as if people drag you in! I visit Florence every Autumn and have tried all the "top" cafès in turn. In the week I spend in Florence, I treat myself to a posh coffee and cake... More

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Chicago area
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

On a chilly afternoon, is there anything better than a nice, hot espresso -- and only 1Euro 10cent?!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It's A-OK when it's Gilli. Located on the NE corner of Paizza della Repubblica, this is just right for end of day thirsty tourists looking for a drink before dinner. If you want low cost imbibing, don't bother with the rest of this review. But it you want a slice of centuries old decor,a mix of locals, some snazzy, and... More

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Cameron, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

I did enjoy sitting In Gilli as we were outdoors in December by the heated lamps. We had coffee, dinner, and dessert. My cousin ordered 2 cups of strawberries, and these cost about 12 euro each. For appetizers we got the polenta and porcini mushrooms and the burrata. I wasn't a fan of the burrata as it was more like... More

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Harkness
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you eat here, prepare to be disappointed and out a bunch of dough. The food is nothing special. We had many wonderful meals off the beaten track in Florence. We knew it was a place catering to tourists but we were tired, in a hurry and hungry so decided to chance it. Dumb move. We literally paid 16 Euro... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Gilli is a historic Florentine caffe on the Piazza della Repubblica. You can have a coffee standing at the bar. If you sit, you will pay a premium. We didn't do either but bought an assortment of delicacies from the glass counter inside. We went late in the evening, around 8PM, and bought food to eat in our hotel room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We called in the night before we wanted to eat here and we were promptly met by David who offered us a choice of tables and said that he looked forward to seeing us. We returned the following day to have our table waiting and David came over to welcome us. Drinks were promptly ordered and the atmosphere was relaxed... More

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los angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Spent 90 euros for 1/2 egg salad sandwich for 15 euros , 1/2 club sandwich for 15 euros and a 28 euro cheeseburger and caprese sandwich price ??? and coke which was 8 euros x 3 , this restaurant was opened in the 17 th century to bad there prices nor food reflect how good it should be STAY AWAY... More

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