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Gemelli Restaurant & Delicatessen

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172 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QP, England
01803294183
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Gemelli is a family run little restaurant where the food is prepared 'the...
Gemelli is a family run little restaurant where the food is prepared 'the traditional way' and accompanied with carefully selected wines. At Gemelli we will try to establish a friendly atmosphere with a relaxed yet attentive service "Bistro style" for you to enjoy and see you back again and again...
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food

Had a lovely evening meal here with my partner earlier this week. Found Gimelli through a groupon offer while looking for a place to eat out during a short break. So glad we did. We enjoyed excellent food and service in a pleasant unhurried atmosphere. Will definately visit again when next in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Richardg7vyi
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely evening meal here with my partner earlier this week. Found Gimelli through a groupon offer while looking for a place to eat out during a short break. So glad we did. We enjoyed excellent food and service in a pleasant unhurried atmosphere. Will definately visit again when next in Torquay area.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a strange one, the food was very good with a caveat, whilst most dishes were authentic ie pasta others were served with English veg which was very strange, so I had for example veal cooked in Marsala, very good, served with chipped potatoes carrots beans and broccoli as you would with a British roast, with an Italian accompanment... More 

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ewwka, Owner at Gemelli Restaurant & Delicatessen, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor reader, in the past year or so we have been quite unlucky with reviews, as most of the happy customer did not write a review whereas the "unhappy or confused" ones went home to write reviews which sometimes don't make much sense. I am Italian born and bred and had broccoli, carrots, green beans etc all my life... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant after finding it on this website. Must admit when we first walked in it seemed to look like my grans front room but the food was fantastic. Service was good and the pricing reasonable. Really wish they could spruce the decor up a bit but don't let that stop you going.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We cam here for a civilised hen do meal. There were 21 of us and we all had a brilliant time. Lorenzo and his team were friendly, the food was delicious, and it was good value for money. Lorenzo gave us a choice of 2 set menu's and there was something for everyone on both. I would most definitely recommend... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we have visited this restaurant many times and never had a bad experience. The food is cooked fresh, well presented, well priced and it tastes as it should do. The wine list is exceptionally good value for money and the service is discreet but it can be friendly and helpful if you wish. They have a lunch menu which is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Finding ourselves in Torquay for a family event I was keen to select a good restaurant near to our accommodation to celebrate my own birthday. Tripadvisor came up trumps. All four of us had a good meal and helpful service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

we popped in yesterday for a pre-valentine's day romantic meal! Pizza superb and Tiramisu was a delight. Great view of the church opposite lit up made for a special and intimate meal. Thanks again!

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just a quick note to thank all of the staff at Gemelli's for a fantastic night on Saturday 17th January 2015. We came to Gemelli's as a party of 10 for my wife's birthday and every meal was well praised, and we have to say it is the best Italian in the bay! We have all talked about it today... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Thank you so much for accommodating our party tonight for a friend's birthday meal. Would definitely recommend to all. A lovely friendly atmosphere and great to visit an independent, family-run restaurant. Food was delicious and we were all served in good time despite being a large party. Hopefully visit again soon.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's good to see independent traditional restaurants like this, a family run business that clearly puts quality of food before margins or profits. Highly recommended - as locals to Torquay we return here often and have never been disappointed. The steak is certainly the best in the area, by some distance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 172 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803294183

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

Gemelli is a family run little restaurant where the food is prepared 'the traditional way' and accompanied with carefully selected wines. At Gemelli we will try to establish a friendly atmosphere with a relaxed yet attentive service "Bistro style" for you to enjoy and see you back again and again...
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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