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Il Cantuccio di San Lorenzo

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Via Sant'Antonino 23R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 290034
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08:30 - 19:30
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Sun 08:30 - 06:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 19:30
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Clinton, New Jersey
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here based on TripAdvisor #1 ranking and it was amazing. Bough the almond cookies (sugar and chocolate dipped), amaretto and his special biscotti for Xmas. Everything was delicious. Went perfectly with a cappuccino at the Central Market. Don't miss this spot. A true find. Best cookies I've had in Italy!!!

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Thank Megansni
Lancashire
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I searched 'best biscotti in Florence' on trip advisor and this place came up. Following the map we found this little unassuming bakery, good job as like many great places in Florence you could easily have walked past! This place did not disappoint 4 flavours of the most amazing freshly made biscotti. We tried a sample of all 4 while... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Close to the Cappelle Medicee, they are especially known for their cantuccio, and they are very good. They have a few different kinds to choose from and you pay by weight. They also have some other good kinds of cookies. The woman working there was extremely nice and helpful. My wife and I bought some different things to snack on... More 

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Essen, Germany
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Good, but not great. Cantucci morbidi tasted like an average chocolate cookie and there were way too much sugar in them. Still worth a try, but don't expect to be swept off your feet.

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Thank zinn0ber
Bucharest
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Just another highly rated place that has nothing to do with how real cantuccini were and should be made. Cantuccini sold at this place are not bad tasting, they are just a convenient way of cheating and serving unknowingly tourists some desert using cheap techniques to fool them. They do not taste and do not have the texture of Italian... More 

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Thank Andrei R
rigaforse53, Proprietario at Il Cantuccio di San Lorenzo, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for visiting our shop. First of all I would like to invite in our workshopif will come back to Florence so to clear personally any doubt. Thank you very much fot your compliments, because I'm 63 years old and not 55 years old. Or do you think I faked eve my age? I would... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Loved this whole in the wall , local bakery. The , what I call , amaretti cookies are amazing. The dessert wine is sweet and perfect with the cookies. Yum

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Called in here on the strength of its trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed- we had a small bag of cantucci and two Florentines- both devoured by the end of the day a special trip was needed to pick up an extra supply! These came warm, as freshly cooked, hopefully they will make it home this time!

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Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Like gelato with cantuccio you have many options. I liked this store as they prepare bake in the front window so you know it can't get fresher. Calling back mid-afternoon a delivery was being collected by a local shop so not a tourist haunt but a locals paradise too. The chocolate ones mamma mia! €4 well spent on below bag... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

So many good little places that you come across walking the streets which is the only way to get around as you find little gems like this. Who can ever get fed up of all the delicious treats on offer

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Paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I bought these biscuits and cantucci in Florence and they are absolutely amazing. You can't just eat one, you eat them by 3s, 4s.... Well you pretty much eat the whole box in a go. I'll try to see if I can order online and have them shipped back to france

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 06:30
Monday
08:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 19:30
Thursday
08:30 - 19:30
Friday
08:30 - 19:30
Saturday
08:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Antonino 23R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 290034
Description
Based on the tradition of the Marini's family, the CANTUCCI MORBIDI produced by Il Cantuccio San Lorenzo is a typical Tuscan product sought after and appreciated worldwide. Ancient recipes, handed down to the young niece Francesca, that still maintain passion and craftsmanship care, to get traditional flavors of typical Florentine pastries.

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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