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“Robbery at full daylight!!”
Review of Caffe Gambrinus

Caffe Gambrinus
Ranked #841 of 965 Restaurants in Pisa
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Hoersholm, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Robbery at full daylight!!”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

I should have consulted tripadvisor before going to this place. 3 cokes and an icecream - euro 18.60 - I am utterly surprised that any-one even would consider taking that price. Not even a 5 star hotel would charge prices like this !!! DON'T GO THERE PERIOD !!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ThePixelman
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Avoid -- way overpriced as others suggest”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

If you don't mind paying €5 for a simple coffee, then by all means go in. The staff is actually quite friendly but I overheard others complaining as well. I think there are separate prices for locals as there seemed to be a steady crowd of men coming in for a quick espresso.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank garrisod
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Huge rip-off, do not go on there!!”
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

This place is terrible and overpriced doesn't even begin to describe it. Drinks are €5 and food is €7 (we paid €17 for two cappuccinos and a focaccia). Prices are not clearly labelled anywhere, and when queried about the huge expense it was brushed off as added table service.

To top things off, the bill didn't call out our order but listed all items as "varie". Having seen several Carabinieri order drinks there, my guess is that they get the proper itemised receipts with normal prices and tourists get the dodgy ones with manually input prices.
These guys are skimming off the top.

Stay away and tell everyone else.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank sorchio
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Kent, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“...and they got us too!”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Very clever set up close to Pisa station. Reasonable looking exterior. Staff seem friendly. A couple of men sitting in the bar, seemingly customers. But all designed to extract as much money as possible from unsuspecting tourists. Take binoculars if you want to read the price list. Be prepared for a big shock when you pay. So if you are reading this BEFORE you visit, give yourself a pat on the back; you'll have saved at least EU10 as you'll avoid this despicable place. For people like me, wiser next time and mustn't let it detract too much from the rest of my fantastic Italy experiences.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Andrew713
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“What a rip off”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Dropped in for a cup of coffee. Ordered at the bar -one macciatto and one capaccino. We were told to sit down. The coffee eventually arrived (the place was not busy). Went to the bar to pay Eur 8.50 - when I complained that this order normally costs Eur2.20 I was told that the extra cost was for the table service that I didn't ask for.

Beware

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Pakbazza
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