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Gemelli Restaurant & Delicatessen

172 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QP, England
01803294183
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Ranked #7 of 251 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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  • English first
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Paignton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Real fresh tastes, food cooked to order, this was as good as the majority reviewers said. Chef came out to say hi and check food was ok. Felt that if you wanted a variation on the menu it really wouldn't be a problem. Good house red wine, lovely atmosphere...and the down side? Well, ladies wc could do with attention. Otherwise... More

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cheshire
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Tiny little restaurNt seating approx18 people. my husband and I didnt book but walked in with our baby and was given a tabke on spec they have no high chairs so we kept the baby in the pram. we ordered a pizza and the pork in port and orange sauce- the pizza was ok but a dominos is better... the... More

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

Dear Kerry W, you must be crazy... we have 2 high chairs for children of different ages (as we have children ourselves) but you never asked!! (how would we know that you want one? You were not offered one because you child is maybe 2 months old!!) If you say that domino's pizza is better then you deserve to eat... More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I ate here on an overnight stop in Torquay Quite a small unassuming place but the food and service was excellent, the Tiramasu for dessert was to die for! I would certainly recommend this place and will be back next time I am in the area.

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2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I ate here on Sat 21st June 2014 and what a fabulous meal it was. I highly recommend this place for a great Italian meal. Starter was beautiful, melt in the mouth Calamari with tartare sauce and some rocket on the side (could have done with a little dressing on the leaves but that is being very picky) Main was... More

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