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Gemelli Restaurant & Delicatessen

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172 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QP, England
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whilst away for the weekend we visited this restaurant. Ok it was sunday eve and including ourselves there were 8 people eating. Good selection on menu and food cooked freshly to order. Huge pizza I saw by another table eating. Ran by husband and wife team and very friendly. Italian restaurants often are expensive but not so in this case... More 

Thank helenwooly
English Riviera, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I regularly eat here at lunchtimes and have finally got around to writing a review. The food here is freshly prepared by an Italian chef and is consistently good. Better to book a table as they sometimes get busy at lunchtimes. They have a set lunch meal for under £10 which is best value in the town.

1 Thank Torbay R
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, excellent food: 4/5 in my opinion. A couple of things marred the experience a little, such as the pre-starter olives (clearly cheap olives just dropped into a bowl, no decent olive oil or salt added). On the other hand the Italian sausage and truffle oil pasta I had was outstanding; my wife's crab ravioli tasted excellent too! Didn't... More 

Thank Alfred T
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, with a very traditional Italian atmosphere which we like. Much nicer than chain Italians. The food was good and served by a friendly and attentive waitress. Wine was good and reasonably priced.

Thank roundabout66
Torquay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with friends in Dec 2015, but forgot to review then. Wanted to review though, as it's an excellent family-run restaurant with delicious home-cooked Italian food, which is sooooo much better than the chains (Pizza express, etc). Had a really enjoyable evening, with good food and wine. Absolutely loved the Asparago Emiliano. Will definitely go again.

1 Thank Dazzling1971
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Information suggested booking necessary. We called and left a message and were promptly called back. Booking made for 7.30pm that evening. First impressions are as we have read. Inside is cozy with various ornaments, masks and Italian artefacts. We were made to feel extremely welcome, shown to our table and given olives, sun dried tomatoes and bread. Menu perusal was... More 

2 Thank Caroline B
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255 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated a good way up the hill from the town centre along a road that is unkempt, grubby and full of undesirables, however we made the effort to come here due to the good reviews and personal recommendation. I had the Pappardelle to start and it had some strange minced pink meat in it, Pasta was nice but I left... More 

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

Dear CotswoldsMidge, the unkempt street has just gone under major roadworks and some details are not finished... is this a bad thing? I did not have any issue with the oven but my partner had to go to the final rehearsal for the Holy Communion of our children, that is why we opened later on that night. The pappardelle and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely the best restaurant in Torquay. Friendly service and really tasty dishes. I recommend highly.

Thank Street E
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I went for a meal at Gemelli's while on a short break in Torquay. The quality of the food was excellent and the service just right. Great value and highly recommended.

1 Thank Chris G
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I had the pappardelle with gorgonzola and was amazed. The service was very friendly and you all in all feel at home. This restaurant is truly worth a visit!

2 Thank Travelaroundandsee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?