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Gelateria La Carraia

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza Nazario Sauro 25, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 280695
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11:00 - 00:00
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Kapolei
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34 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our AirBnB host suggested La Carraia for the best, authentic, real creamy gelato that do not use powder like most gelaterias. Since lodging was a few minutes walk away, we frequented a few times ordering various flavors that were so yummy! Tasted other gelato that were too sweet and not creamy. Il Carraia is over Arno River on bridge from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Food & Wine Academy of Florence for a cooking class last week, and one of the chefs mentioned he and his girlfriend love this gelato place! Of all the gelato places in Florence, and we all know there are many, this was the one! And he was right! We've been there several times since, and every... More 

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Thank Boston-SFGirl
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best gelato places in Florence. Judge by the queues outside. A personal highlight was the yoghurt and nutella, but my favourite was the chocolate hazelnut... creamy and delicious! €3.50 for a medium waffle cone with 3 scoops!

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Thank L K
Kabul, Afghanistan
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know how this place is ranked so high. It's way way way too sweet. I tired the tiramisu which killed me with sweetness. I literally could not finish it. I ended up dumping it all out. It cover my second flavor which was pistachio. Let me say I have had tons of gelato in my life and especially... More 

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Thank shatterah
carlitos33, Proprietario at Gelateria La Carraia, responded to this review

Hi shatterah, Our tiramisu is not GELATO but it is a MOUSSE as written in the tag of taste!!! You know how to make ITALIAN GELATO...?!?! Please, be informed before make a bad review!!! Regards Gelateria la Carraia More 

New York City, New York
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281 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had decided to limit my intake of gelato this trip and asked for recommendation from the hotel to ensure success. They recommended La Carraia and I was not disappointed. There were so many flavors to choose from but for me, it had to be pistachio and it was so, so good! I also had a scoop of the black... More 

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Thank Camila120428
Curitiba, PR
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of the best gellaterias I went. There are a lot of flavours. I liked specially the chocolate mousse and the yogurt with nutella. The prices are good. I strongly recommend it.

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Thank BrunoWest
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended this place by a few locals during my trip to Florence. It was by far the best gelato I've ever had, and it was better than any ice cream available in the states.

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Thank Colin D
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One more gellateria that one must not miss. If you love gelato, you must visit Gelateria La Carraia several times.

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Thank artakian
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite was the white chocolate with pitstacio sauce and the salted peanut was amazing! The dark chocolate was yum but would only need a table spoon and it's enough it's very rich so I couldn't eat so much we both enjoyed the Caramel too there's so many to choose from! We went here 3 times in our stay!

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Thank Meagan H
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

EVERYONE told me to visit this place while I was in Florence because it was the absolute BEST. In my opinion there are way better ice cream places in Florence and more so in Italy. Anyway, good prices and lots of flavours. Service sucks.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Nazario Sauro 25, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 280695

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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