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“Must visit for people watching, sweets and location”
Review of Caffe Gilli

Caffe Gilli
Ranked #636 of 2,814 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $34 - $113
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Giovanni
Description: Established by a Swiss family, when Florence was still under the Medici Family, Gilli is the city’s oldest cafe – opened in 1733 as “Bottega dei Pani & dei Dolci” near the Duomo. It moved to Piazza della Repubblica in the early ‘90s, where it’s still located today, is the city’s only example of an Art Nouveaux style cafe. Over time, the business evolved according to the city’s transformations. In the mid-1800s it relocated from Via degli Speziali to its current location, on the same square as other historic venues, such as Caffe Paszkowski. It soon became a favorite of writers, artists, and actors from all over the world, and today is still the place where famous designers meet when in town to attend the Pitti Uomo fashion shows.
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Caffe Gilli is touristy, for sure. However, we thoroughly enjoyed two relaxing visits during our recent stay in Florence. The cafe is an old one, and the decor makes you feel like you're on an Italian vacation. The service is excellent, and the small plates we had were well prepared. The candy shop was a favorite of the kids, but be prepared for the cost (which was much higher proportionally than the lunch). It is centrally located among most of the key Florentine sites so if you're short on time, or just need a break from the heat and crowds, I highly recommend Caffe Gilli.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Calogero_Incorvaia, Direttore at Caffe Gilli, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

Kind CMK 43 thank you so much to choose Gilli for you and your family during your time in Florence. We wish you an happy coming back home!

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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We have visited this Amazing place few times while we were visiting Florence and the place is always busy and packed. We had breakfast which they were great.
Highly recommend it.
It is on the expensive side.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Calogero_Incorvaia, Direttore at Caffe Gilli, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

Kind BellaRoma we are glad that you appreciated our products and services and we are so happy you have chosen to Caffe Gilli few times during your time in Florence! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed July 3, 2016

A place to be naughty and enjoy the deserts/cakes and delights. Coffee is very good too but this treat does not come cheap. However a special day is worth the expense.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Calogero_Incorvaia, Direttore at Caffe Gilli, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

Kind FrankChris545 thank you for choosing to spend part of your day with us! We are very pleased that you enjoyed both the coffee that our handmade pastries, produced by our workshops.

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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The service was spot on. The food was delicious and they were so accommodating to our kids. We ordered the burratta which was really tasty. Would def go back! The beer was cold too.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Calogero_Incorvaia, Direttore at Caffe Gilli, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

Kind Kretchy, thank you so much for choosing to leave a comment, then so beautiful! Happy to have appreciated the welcome given to your family. We hope to see you forward!

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Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Burratta! and drinks. Very good Burratta and a great place to drink chill and enjoy Florence. We have not try the food, but to finish the afternoon this is a nice place.

Date of visit: June 2016
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