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La Carraia di via De' Benci

#26 of 208 Dessert in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Croce
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Via De' Benci 24/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 329 363 0069
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the big 4 scoops tubs each and even by our standards the portions were huge, the gelato was overflowing. The big dilemma is deciding which flavours to opt for, whatever you choose I'm sure you won't be disappointed. The frozen yogurt with Nutella was awesome as was the cherry. We sat in to demolish our sweet delights and... More 

Thank BerkshireWomble
Lausanne, Switzerland
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I'm not a fan of ice cream but when La Carraia does it - it's sooooooo good! We just stopped by after an aperitivo at Gallery Art Bar on the same street (also recommended for aperitivo) and had two scoops ice cream each, the signor behind the ice-cream bar was very very friendly and made us happy! Thank youuu!

Thank PinarAky
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a MUST if you are going to Florence. On our first trip to Florence in June 2014, our tour guide took us here. We loved it. The following summer, my daughter and I hunted for it again (I had forgotten to bring the address). We found it and it was just as wonderful.

Thank Kendra W
Williamstown, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Creamy, delicious and amazingly creative flavors makes this one of my favorite gelato spots in Florence. (I taste tested a few). Also an exceptionally good value - just a couple euros gets you a cool, creamy, delicious cone of gelato that is just what this girl needed on a 96 degree day in Florence.

Thank sharirobyn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place by accident. Wanting some gelato, the place we went was closed. This place, having a line out the door, drew our attention. It did not dissapoint. Having 2x gelato daily on our vacation, this was one of the best.

Thank Sean M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We have tried different gelato shops all over Florence. La Carraia definitely set the standard for us! Their gelato is so creamy and are naturally flavored. You can binge for as little as 2 euros. Don't be surprised if you find yourself coming back for more everyday!

Thank Jobetsfam
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

After just one visit, the man behind the counter remembered us and gave us a huge welcoming smile when we entered. After having been disappointed at 2 other gelato shops in Florence - one we just happened upon (not great and expensive) and one recommended (better) - we discovered La Carraia di via de'Benci. This find was probably not the... More 

Thank smalltoad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome icecream on a summary day! Many flavours, awesome price. You can sit inside or outside. The staff is friendly and you get to taste the flavours before you choose which one to buy.

Thank Vinayak P
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I love ice cream and gelato. We have been travelling in Italy for 2 weeks trying gelato everywhere we go. So far this is the best gelato we've had in Florence and probably the 2nd or 3rd best we've had in Italy so far. This isn't a gelato place that has the gelato in the closed containers like you hear... More 

Thank Kent K
St Paul, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This gelato was excellent, especially the 'mousse', which was like eating chilled frosting. Beware, it's VERY rich. What made our evening visits even better was the charming proprietor. With limited language exchange, he showed me what I could eat, being lactose intolerant, and remembered me each evening and just started scooping. He waited for my husband to order as he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Benci 24/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 329 363 0069

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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