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ARTE del cioccolato

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Via Porta Rossa angolo Via Tornabuoni, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Being chocolate lover, I always look for the best shop in town, Florence was not exception. I read the reviews about this shop and decided to give it a try, went to Via Porta Rossa angolo Via Tornabuoni, but couldn't find it. asked locals and they told us that it no longer existed. Alas.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2013 via mobile

I am really a big fan of chocolate and ice cream, and have to say that this is in top 3 places that I visited, and I visited many. Roberto who is manufacturing chocolate for last 50 years in the hills above Florence is definity someone who knows about chocolate and ice cream. He dedicated most of his life to... More 

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Florence, Italy
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90 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

This is the place to go if you are a chocolate lover! Roberto Cattinari is one of the best pastry chefs in Tuscany actually perhaps one of the best in Italy. The chocolate selection varies with delightful flavors that include champagne, brunello di montalcino, balsamic vinegar, seasonal fruits and nuts. The hot chocolate is the best I have ever had.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

I went there with my mother in October 2011 after dragging her through the streets , I sat her outside the shop and brought her the hot chocolate and a candid mandarin, her verdict , the best hot chocolate she has had ever .

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San Diego, California
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2012 via mobile

I was just there in Nov 2012. Best "dark" hot chocolate ever! It's like drinking the top skin off of chocolate pudding. OMG is it great. I'm back now the alley/street looks like its closed (5 days ago)? I'm hoping on vac? Hard to find. This is it. Walk to Tiffany. Face it. This place is directly behind you. Turn... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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169 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Second time there. This time I tried the chocolate cake. It is average, i have expected better taste. The lady that was there was not very friendly and more interrested in talking to a friend that just arrived. I was disappointed this time.

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Florence, Italy
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2011

Roberto Catinari has a passion for chocolate. Luck for us is that he made a businnes of it!! Try his dark hot choccolate, or the terrific ice cream or even indulge yourself with his super variuos pralines.... mmmhhh.... delicious!! And the staff working there is super kind!! Thanks guys! ;-))

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

I stayed in Florence during 3 days, the place is amazing and you find Gelatos (ice-cream) at almost every corner. Seems that the majory of the gelato shops buy their gelatos from the same place (with a few exceptions). Following my last night dinner in Florence, my wife and I went for a walk once I spoted at the entry... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, After-hours
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  • Address: Via Porta Rossa angolo Via Tornabuoni, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
Chocolate and gelato.

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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