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Gemelli Restaurant & Delicatessen

172 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QP, England
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Ranked #8 of 253 restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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 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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93% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent, Good food, family own, truly Italian. If you are used to have a good lunch at 13.00, is the best option in Torquay. Fresh starters+ Pasta al dente or risotto, generous portions. The only but is that sometimes are a bit slow. Highly recomended though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Gemelli Restaurant this evening and were not let down. The food was lovely; nice touches with olives and bread to pick at. The starter was gorgeous and the main was also excellent, actually being too big to finish!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Superb home cooked Italian food,don't be put off by other reviews who say your dining in someone's front room!!!! This is a typical traditional family run restaurant who look after a small amount of guests.You will not be disappointed,very filling,and plenty of food on your plate,perfectly cooked with light sauces.Mussels in white wine superb,chicken with spinach and goats cheese and... More

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Trying to find somewhere to eat whilst on holiday in Devon in July, Gemelli came up on Trip Advisor and based on the fantastic reviews, we set off to find it. It took a little bit of hunting down, as it is a modest, unassuming restaurant and quite basic looking inside, but don't let this fool you. The food was... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We found Gemelli restaurant finally after a few incorrect walking directions given en route from our hotel, but what a find! We are always searching for authentic Italian food when we have weekend breaks and never seem to succeed, have been disappointed with the other Italians on offer in Torquay, until now, WOW! Excellent home cooked Italian food by Lorenzo,... More

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am half Italian and an experienced traveller who uses TA regularly to find decent food but don't usually bother to write on it mainly for laziness and it took me a month to write this one . At Gemelli in Torquay I found a lasagna cooked and served like my mum used to do... and I felt somebody else... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Chose this restaurant whilst staying in Torquay as the reviews on tripadvisor were very good. As mentioned in previous reviews if you didn't know where this restaurant was you could walk straight past it. It's very small so booking is advisable, people were turned away whilst we were having our meal. This is because you have the table for the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited Gemelli's restaurant whilst on a weekend break to Torquay and what a find. The décor is very plain, but the food is nothing but plain. It was absolutely lovely. The menu is extensive and took us a long time to choose our food. The food is cooked to order, so a little wait is required, but it is... More

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Hangzhou, China
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

passing by chance I stopped for lunch and had a lovely greeting from the owners. Menu is wide and cover a good range of specialties. Fresh ingredients, original taste. . . . being Italian myself I care about all aspects of a meal. Was so pleased with all the dishes and handmade Tiramisu, that I came back also for dinner.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Still Wonderful .friendly ,Excellent food , Love this little place . Child Friendly , couldn,t understand the Comment about no High Chairs , Our Great Grandson who is Fifteen Months old Came with us for a meal a couple of weeks ago . and sat in one of the two High chairs.they Have and have always Had .?

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