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Caffe Gilli

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Piazza della Repubblica 39R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 213896
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07:30 - 01:00
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cafe is located in one of Firenze's central piazzas. It packs a lot of history and the architecture and atmosphere really shows that. It is a bit on the expensive side but quality is good.

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Thank Κωνσταντίνος Κ
Fairfield, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cappuccino is good, but they clearly have better things to do than serve their guests. Way too much money if you sit down, but if you stand, you are glared at by condescending waitstaff. I don't speak the best Italian, but I do try to be nice and they clearly do not appreciate the effort. Skip it and find... More 

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Thank Donna L
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well the dessert amazing 😍 and Fabiola as for main course I wouldn't recommend really it didn't deserve the price for it cause they were average ... unlike the dessert and coffee where they were worth it

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Thank Zhour A
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please check the bills here. They add extras and do not return money when asked correctly. Nice place spoiled by bad attitude.

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Thank Dana R
Paolo_Becagli_DA, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Caffe Gilli, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at Gilli. However, we do not think your bad review does justice to the professionalism of our staff, which is engaged every day in the service of very demanding customers. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must do, long time hang out for locals and tourists. I love to order the espresso and stand at the bar to drink with the locals, but they do have table service. They also have gorgeous candies and pastries and their windows displays are always to die for.

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Thank domrocsmom
Paolo_Becagli_DA, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Caffe Gilli, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your great comment about Gilli, and we really look forward to seeing you again. More 

Nafplio
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First is one very nice looking (Historic) cafe. I can tell the stuff was polite BUT they want to pay an espresso 4 euros !!!! and they serve you after many time.... this is not calling service... my wife wait to serve her coffee about 20 minutes... and they want so much money???? Ask money because of many reasons BUT... More 

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Paolo_Becagli_DA, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Caffe Gilli, responded to this review

We want to thank you for being our customer at Gilli. Our service is usually managed to leave our clients the time to relax and enjoy their stay in our cafe. Quality and exclusivity are our must. More 

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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for a late afternoon drink and cake. Beautiful place inside. Outside area is much bigger but a bit impersonal (all the cafés in the square seem to have identical set up) and we were solidly ignored by the staff there when trying to get a table. Inside was a whole different story - very few people were sitting... More 

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Thank Su O
Paolo_Becagli_DA, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Caffe Gilli, responded to this review

Thank you for being our client. Inside rooms are the oldest part of Gilli, where atmosphere of old and exclusive florentine cafe can be easily appreciated. Our care of service and quality of products is a timeless must. We really look forward to seeing you again. More 

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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting and really good service, food & drink. Its a bit pricey and is the place to pose in Piazza della Repubblica but the free wifi and the central location off sets that. They also have a fabulous chocolate shop and patisserie.

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Paolo_Becagli_DA, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Caffe Gilli, responded to this review

Thank you for being our customer. Gilli is about food, drink, music and other pleasures such art, history, etc... It is a special place where enjoy life. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Herzliya, Israel
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Talk about a tourist trap. The place is a well known establishment but 8 eu for a coke is outrageously expensive. Maybe the indoor space is nicer, but the outside was unpleasant and noisy. We'll be sure to avoid it next time.

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Thank yovel r
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On one of the main square in Florence. A nice cafe with comfortable chair looking on the square, very nice music and professional and efficient staff. Their prosecco is amazing. I recommend the place for a romantic drink before dinner.

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Thank X5185OMthomasm
Paolo_Becagli_DA, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Caffe Gilli, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comment. Gilli is very special for both, food service and location. Quality and exclusivity are our daily mission. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 43 - US$ 1,071
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 01:00
Monday
07:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 01:00
Thursday
07:30 - 01:00
Friday
07:30 - 01:00
Saturday
07:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Repubblica 39R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 213896

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Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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