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Address: 1via Roma, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 055 213896

Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a...

Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a large busy square, making it a perfect spot to drink, have a bite to eat and do some people-watching.

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Locals stuffy

Place is a landmark! Beautiful but stuffy. Go, take pictures, buy a coffee and feel the experience - use the bathroom, take more pictures and GO! Not, customer friendly.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit surprised at some of the reviews, we found this an excellent experience. the restaurant is located on the square with a covered terrace. The staff is excellent and the service top notch. nice entree of salmon carpaccio and a dish of spinach cannelloni, and fried salmon. the food was beautiful, the ambiance was great, the service was superb.... More 

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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is a landmark! Beautiful but stuffy. Go, take pictures, buy a coffee and feel the experience - use the bathroom, take more pictures and GO! Not, customer friendly.

Thank Piperrrr
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot right on the Piazza de la Republica to have a pastry and a coffee (delicious) or a G&T in the afternoon (also delicious).

Thank Thegiddybiddy
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97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relax chairs and good service on the Plaza Gilli Republics at Florence. Drink and eat delicious patisserie in here.

Thank Nazif Can K
Paris, France
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming was mild, service was lazy, smile lost somewhere. The waiter took 15 minutes to clean the table and I had to ask twice. The hot chocolates were good but... It took us long time to pay. In the man closet, women were queueing. Really not great

Thank Mat2727
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to sit down and enjoy a drink this will be fine, but you'll have to wait 20 minutes for the drink. It's such a shame as it is such a lovely location but the service is so poor and if you order anything it takes so long to arrive. As it's such a good location it gets... More 

Thank Jazz657
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The food was dissent. The location in piazza di republica is excellent. The prices were rather high.

Thank Thessaloniki27
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I've read a few reviews that criticize Gilli for service and prices...anyone traveling to a major tourist city and settling in the primo corner locale on a main square should expect to pay €5-7 for a cappuccino, but if you want sip your fresh squeezed juice, people watch, listen to buskers, and surf the good wifi...this is a great stop.... More 

Thank GlobalOkie
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Wish I had looked up this place first, but in the pouring rain, this restaurant looked warm and inviting. We decided to have a drink and then a late lunch. We were given a menu that had only sandwiches, while clearly, the Italians were given full, large menus. I asked the waiter for the menu and he picked mine up... More 

Thank sunknee
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131 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here twice..It isn't cheap but it is a bit fancy and in the main square so perfect for people watching. Each time we were inside so had a lovely warm spot...Ordered coffee (which comes with cold water and a little Gilli mint!) And a bigne nocciola (hazelnut eclair) which was dense and delicious. Also tried a couple of cocktails... More 

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