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#16 of 216 Dessert in Florence
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Santa Croce
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Via Isola delle Stinche 7R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 292334
07:30 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best gelato in Florence. Period. Rice and chocolate mousse mixed together = heaven. Also terrific: mango, passion fruit and honey. Actually everythIng we tried was great. Definite RECOMMEND

Thank mharvey02
South Central PA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tried this gelato upon the recommendation from an Andrew Zimmern (Bizaarre Foods host) review of Vivoli. Took a bit to find it, but it was well worth it! Excellent gelato!!! We got to speak to the owner and discovered that her sister has a shop at Disney Springs! I will definitely check out this shop the next time I'm in... More 

Thank travelmorein2010
Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had expected great things from this Gelato shop, having read many reviews of the top gelato places in Florence. It disappointed all four in our group, and took last place among the six top gelato places we visited. There was nothing especially fresh or clean about the flavors we tasted, and I must say that the staff there took... More 

Thank Sam L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten lots of gelatto in Florence but there is only one which is the best: Vivoli.All the flavors are like tasting the original thing. If you eat strawberry gelatto it's like eating strawberries and when you're eating coffee gelatto it's like drinking ice coffee. All the flavors are great. I have tried ALL and they still come up with... More 

Thank Claudiu A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good ice cream. Maybe one of the best I've ever had. My daughter thought it's the best she's ever had. Very close to the square and of Santa Croce. Worth the walk.

1 Thank Bessy Panagioto... K
Warrington, Cheshire
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chocolate and black cherry plus pistachio plus hazelnut. Amazing. This place is off the beaten track in a small street opposite the Chiesa dei sante simone e giuda church. Just a few minutes from palazzo Vecchio and we'll worth the walk.

Thank DINKEtravellers
Lake Forest, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is it wrong that one year later I'm still thinking about the gelato that I had hear!?! This is the place to go if you want real gelato. The pistachio gelato was beyond yummy and the dark chocolate with orange wasn't too bad either (not a real chocolate fan, but I had to give it a try). I have recommend... More 

Thank vlfrahm
Queens, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

37 years between visits. Guess what? It's even better now, and that's amazing, cause it was pretty incredible back then. Chocolate Mousse rocks as ever. Caffe Mousse, just as exceptional. Texture is unique -- "whippy" -- as opposed to Carraia's creamier version; Vivoli's is better, and that's saying something.

Thank AJSNYC60
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Received a recommendation from our hotel owner that vivoli made good ice cream, and she was right. We had six different flavours, all were fantastic. Will return at every opportunity.

Thank Grant S
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1,519 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,860 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is, according to the 'Rough Guide', the best ice-cream in the city. It certainly is excellent and comes in numerous flavours. We came here after reading the Guide and it operates since 1930. It makes its own ice-cream as well, and it is excellent. Some of the best tastes to try: the 'fantasia'; nuts, glace cherries, candied peel. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Isola delle Stinche 7R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 292334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Croce

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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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