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“Really beautiful food and service with a smile” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gemelli Restaurant & Delicatessen

Gemelli Restaurant & Delicatessen
172 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QP, England
01803294183
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Ranked #15 of 277 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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...
Devon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Really beautiful food and service with a smile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We went on a Groupon offer to this unassuming little restaurant near the town centre of Torquay.It does not look anything special from the outside but once inside has the ambience of a lovely bistro. The house white wine was very much to our taste and the food was exceptional. We liked it so much that we visited again at lunchtime a few days later which confirmed our first impressions. I am sure we will be returning.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Recommended to us by The Cimon Hotel and is well worth a visit if you like brilliant Italian food. Went with the kids too and the loved the pizza's

Visited May 2013
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Devon Uk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Worth coming out of the busier areas for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This was our 2nd visit to Gemellis, the first being just after they opened quite a while ago. I thought it was OK to good the first time, but it is even better now. The food was lovely, fresh and tasty. Very typical Italian menu, pasta, pizzas, meat and fish. The veg was more interesting than the usual boring selection served in many other places, ours included leeks and sweet potato. Very reasonable prices. Perhaps a little lacking in atmosphere, they also sell some Italian products from the refrigerated display case and some shelves at the back of the restaurant, unless they are making some profit on the dry goods I would suggest removing it and put another table in, to me it looks out of place, perhaps move it to nearer the door. The location is not brilliant, not much else there to attract you and it is easy to walk past and not notice what it is. Pity it is not further down the town I am sure it would be busier. Also think all the newspaper articles pinned to the front door would look less tatty and better in a frame in the window. But the main thing is it is a little gem and worth finding for good food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Nice little restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We had a dinner at this little restaurant last weekend recommend by our B & B owner.

Foods very good and the service very friendly

We don't wait too long between starter and main course not like Man Friday!! The portions were large if you are small appetites just order the main course and wine.

I am strongly recommend anyone who stay at Torquay. The worst part is the location not many people could walk pass not like another seafront restaurants. But we all trip advisor members so we know where we can find the decent restaurants.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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stevenage
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Lovely fresh cooked delicious Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

After bring very disappointed with the meals at our hotel it was a treat to eat a really fresh cooked Italian meal I wish we had bigger appetites as the portions were large. The service was attentive not intrusive. We were the only diners at eight. As we were leaving another couple arrived if this was in Hertfordshire it would be packed on a Friday night. This business deserves to succeed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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