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Gemelli Restaurant & Delicatessen

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$$ - $$$
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172 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QP, England
+44 1803 294183
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Mon 18:30 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Beautiful Devon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and wanted good food and good wine to complement good company. A local gentleman, Giovanni, who taught Italian cookery for years had recommended it as an authentic restaurant run by an Italian couple. It was a good recommendation. The veal was excellent, Frutti de Mer pizza was tasty and the gluten free pasta with gluten and dairy... More 

1 Thank ThePinkGlove
Exeter, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the reviews and booked on the spur of the moment. The restaurant itself is poorly decorated - it really needs a makeover. The starter was nice (goats cheese) but required little cooking skill. Undressed rocket as a garnish- no offer of salad dressing / Parmesan/salt and pepper throughout the meal. My OH has veal which he really enjoyed.... More 

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

Dear Rita, thank you for your feedback, if they are constructive we value also the "average" ones and we are sorry you considered us that. In our opinion the restaurant is not in need of a makeover, we have been searching for retro gadget and décor as this is the style we think is more suitable to our cuisine which... More 

Calne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem. Great place for a special occasion. Fast attentive service, homely atmospere and brilliant food at a reasonable price.

Thank David W
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We fancied eating Italian in Torquay and found Gemelli here on Tripadvisor — it's quite a long way up from the seafront so we simply would not have discovered it otherwise. It's lovely that it is clearly a treasured family business and not part of a chain; it's small but you're not elbow-to-elbow with other people; the welcome is warm... More 

1 Thank nileflyer
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Found this lovely little place having done some research on trip advisor and did not dissappoint. Tasty authentic Italian food and very friendly service. Would revisit when next in area and happy to recommend.

1 Thank Brian E
Paignton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had another lovely meal last night, 3 courses of yummyness. If you love Italian food it's a must try Restaurant.

2 Thank CorinneDoidge
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This small family run restaurant is excellent, the fillet steak was to die for, with perfect vegetable selection, the crab ravioli and muscles were great too. Will certainly be returning if in the area.

2 Thank carrollnick2016
Burton on Trent
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Booked this restaurant in advance of a short weekend away based on previous reviews. All four of us really enjoyed the whole experience. Such a pleasant and compact venue with enough elbow room to be independent of other diners. Seats around 20 and the place has a homely feel. The attention to detail was really good and the food all... More 

3 Thank roomonly
Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had an evening meal here last week. There were 8 of us, and we are discerning diners. Not one of us had any complaints. It is a small, family run restaurant, and the care and love that had gone into every dish did not go amiss. The decor and ambiance, is delightful, the service excellent. Highly recommended!

3 Thank Diamade57
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Possibly the best Italian food I've ever had! Gemelli is a bit off the beaten track - some way up Union Street, beyond the main shopping area and opposite a large granite church - and the area is not very appealing. When you go inside, it seems a bit dark and gloomy (it would help if they put the light... More 

3 Thank Peacelover2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 294183
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?