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    • ADDRESS:
      20 Donghu Lu,
      near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海中路

    • PHONE:
      3356 5118
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from South Shaanxi Rd
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 12pm-12am
    • CARDS:
      None
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Gemma is a spiffy Italian pizzeria opened by Yuri Valazza that serves a menu of Italian favorites, with a selection of Neapolitan-style pizzas, homemade pastas (they have their own pasta room), salads, antipasti, homemade gelato and a list of French and Italian wines.
    • Night Snack

      Every Friday and Saturday from 1am to 4am, the BUCO offers great Italian Panini and drinks. Night snacks for the clubbers on Donghu Lu. See the flyer below for the menu.
      • Dining | Gemma | Every Fri, Sat
    • Triple Ace

      Every Monday at snazzy Italian restaurant Gemma they serve up a dinner deal: One pizza, one beer, and one gelato for 11rmb -- tripple ace special. Available from 5pm.
      • Dining | Gemma | Mondays
    • Steak Night

      Every Tuesday at Donghu Lu Italian restaurant Gemma, they've got a really good steak special on. Three options from 150rmb to the sharing Tomahawk 750rmb. Good for carnivorous couples. Available from 6pm.
      • Dining | Gemma | Tuesdays
    • Cocktails Night

      Discounted drinks prices all night long, every Thursday down at Gemma. 40rmb cocktails on their own creations. Balsamic & Tonic, Olive Oil Martini, Chocolate Negroni, and more. From 5pm.
      • Nightlife | Gemma | Thursdays
    • Cocktail Night

      A nice line of discounted cocktail drinks at Italian restaurant Gemma on Dongu Lu. Go for dinner, stay for a couple nightcaps. 40rmb cocktails from 8pm.
      • Dining, Nightlife | Gemma | Thursdays

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • Wine Dinner Master Class

      Intimate Italian resto Gemma hosts a wine dinner with Wine Master Viberti Claudio from Italy leading the charge through the courses. See the flyer for menu details. 688rmb. 8pm.
      • Dining | Gemma | on Wed Nov 15, 2017
      • 2017-11-15 Finished
    • Steak Night

      Gemma goes fancy on meat every Tuesday. Expect a selection of premium Australian steak along with Italian Wines. Price range is 150rmb person to 750rmb for two. From 5pm.
      • Dining | Gemma | Tuesdays
      • 2017-01-10 Finished
    • Dilated Shanghai

      This sounds... intense: part glimpse into artists' creative practices, part performance, and part endurance test, DILATED Shanghai challenges eight locally-based artists to start and finish a work of art in a continuous 24-hour period....
      • Arts | Gemma | Daily until Dec 11 2016
      • 2016-12-10 Finished
    • Madness by SCC - Creative Christmas Cooking Workshop

      Madness event hosts a Creative Christmas Cooking and Tasting workshop. Get to know the insights from each expert and get all the freedom to use your own chosen ingredients and flavours to create the ultimate taste. Italian cuisine...
      • Community, Dining | Gemma | on Sun Nov 27, 2016
      • 2016-11-27 Finished
    • 'Beyond the movies' - Chinese Movie Screening + Talk

      On the second floor of Gemma they're screening Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman film and inviting culture expert Betty Liu to walk through the language and cultural barriers between China and the world in the context of the film and...
      • Community | Gemma | on Sun Nov 20, 2016
      • 2016-11-20 Finished
  • Personal taste
    For Gemma on June 26, 2016
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    Business Dinner
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    With Friends
    ferri2577
    Joined Jun 23, 2015
    Is Italian
    Posted 1 Reviews
    Honestly.. I am quite tired to read comments about restaurants . recently it starts to be annoying especially for Italian restaurants .. and yes.. I am Italian.. but this time I decided to write something.. and the reason why is the previous comment that Diego did it here. Dear Diego.. do you have any idea about what pizza means ? may be better to know what are you talking about ? Pizza could be thick or thin. .crusty or soft depends if talk about Roman pizza.. Napoletana pizza or Genoa ones ( they have a pesto pizza just in case you did not notice that)..ones.. btw Sicily has its pizza as well.. even in Naples pizza could have different thickness from 0,3 to 0,5 cm . so please could we try to do not generalize and .. when anyone write a comment could we write… I think that.. or my personal opinion..
    So nothing personal.. enjoy a pizza thin and soft if you like it, but do not write that a restaurant specialized in pizza is bad coz you like it in a different way..
    Ferri
    Good save, Gemma
    For Gemma on July 8, 2015
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    thewarmus
    Joined Dec 20, 2009
    Posted 15 Reviews
    Gotta give up some props for Gemma. It's next door to my office but I'd steered clear for some time because it just screamed "overpriced" to me. Anyway decided to do lunch there last week. They have an RMB88 deal for 2.5 courses (the .5 being a cup of tiramisu at the end). I got the gnocci as the main. It came out and was just not good. No flavor. I complained and after a little bit of the manager giving me a once over to see if I was aesthetically qualified to comment on the quality of their food, they let me switch to a new main. I chose some sort of salad which was excellent. All was right in the world. Even the tiramisu was pretty good. Nice to sit on the open porch thing in the afternoon, even though Donghu lu traffic can get pretty deafening. One guy stops to drop off his tai-tai wife and then the whole street erupts in loud obnoxious honking. Anyway props to Gemma for doing the right thing.
    Good Deal on Mondays
    For Gemma on June 9, 2015
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    martyfen
    Joined
    Is Swiss
    Posted 6 Reviews
    The buy-one-get-one-free pizza deal on Monday at Gemma is stellar! Neapolitan style dough in the pizzas. Delicious and wonderful. Bravi bravi Gemma. Decor and ambiance is great for a date. I will be back again.
    Superb and Consistent - Great Value (the upstairs fine dining)
    For Gemma on February 28, 2015
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    jrh73068
    Joined Feb 28, 2015
    Is American
    Posted 1 Reviews
    I've been twice now (the upstairs fine dining room) and I will be back again with more friends and business contacts. Go for the fixed menu. You leave completely full and every item is tasty. The mashed potatoes and fish (sounds weird) is a standout. I wish they'd pile more of that on. With the fixed menu you get to choose your main. Both times I have chosen the same thing: the pork belly ragu pasta (not sure of the exact name). It's just damn good comfort food.

    The same girl waited on my party both times and she's cheerful as opposed to the jaded servers we often see in places.

    The fixed menu is obviously carefully selected. I say that because it's not the same stuff you routinely see on Italian food menus and it's perfectly consistent. It taste exactly the same each time. So a lot of thought and planning was obviously put into the menu.

    The pasta is handmade and that's cool. You can check it out as they display the room with a large glass window.

    Overall, a great place to go without breaking the bank. I'm a big fan of consistency and they have that down.


    Decent
    For Gemma on February 15, 2015
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    Martyt
    Joined Feb 15, 2015
    Posted 5 Reviews
    I thought the pizza at Gemma is ok. Not bad. Certainly much better than liquid laundry next door. And with such high prices of its neighbor,the Gemma pizza prices are lower.
    Something about the design is similar to its neighbor. This kind of rugged look seems to be popping up all over the place these days.
    Pitiful Pizza
    For Gemma on November 1, 2014
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    diegoma
    Joined Nov 1, 2014
    Is Spanish
    Posted 4 Reviews
    For a restaurant that specializes in pizza, the pizza is rather bad. The crust is too thick and a bit too crunchy. The toppings on the pizza are not so tasty too. The lunch deal of 80RMB comes with a "personal pizza", which actually means a pizza-mini, and almost as small as the iPod mini. The 88RMB deal is not good, and it includes a salad which is mostly just lettuce leaves.
    I felt that the restaurant has a good vibe to it, though. Nicely appointed.
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