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Best Gelato in Florence

SimonF Mar 23, 2010 06:57 AM

So where is the best gelato in Florence?

  1. carolinadawg Mar 23, 2010 07:50 AM

    Gelateria dei Neri, Grom, Gelateria della Carraia, Vestri

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      SimonF Mar 23, 2010 11:09 AM

      Thanks :).

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      GeraldI Mar 24, 2010 10:43 AM

      Definitely Gelateria dei Neri

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      1. re: GeraldI
        jennitrixie May 25, 2010 10:59 AM

        Thirded. We had the ricotta and fig and the hazelnut. Meant to get back to try the Nutella (!) flavor...

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        spicygal Mar 25, 2010 01:53 PM

        We liked Grom the best.

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        1. re: spicygal
          Hungry Celeste Mar 25, 2010 02:00 PM

          Grom was my favorite, too...a salted caramel gelato from Grom figures large in my memory.

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          Georgy_aslf May 24, 2010 05:17 AM

          Try Cafe Del 900 and you won't regret! This is the best gelato I've tried (not just in Florence, but elsewhere).

          1. arashall May 25, 2010 08:39 AM

            We loved Perche No. A little off the beaten path, but worth it! Part of the Slow Food movement, and all organic.

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              r.vacapinta May 26, 2010 10:24 AM

              After four days in Florence last month and sampling several gelaterias a day, I'd say the best I tried was Vestri, by a mile. It is a chocolate shop that also makes and sells gelato.

              Grom was just ok but it seems as if someone is hyping it because its the only one where I had to wait in line. For what its worth, Grom is a chain based in Torino.

              1. sinjawns May 26, 2010 10:52 AM

                60 days in Firenze, 1-2 gelato stops per day, 2 flavors per visit... I sampled a lot of them.

                I'll declare a preference for Grom (pistaccio, bacio, choco fondente, limone, lampone) (they are franchising rapidly but quality is there) but I also had very strong feelings for Gelateria de Medici on Via dello Statuto-- they have an impeccable pistaccio. It's just a short walk north of the Fortezza, if you are over that way.

                1. roxlet May 27, 2010 07:02 AM

                  It was a toss up between Grom and Gelateria dei Neri, so one day we went to Grom, and the next we'd go to Neri. So great.

                  1. OCAnn May 27, 2010 08:45 AM

                    We liked Grom, but I don't know if it's the best. FWIW, they're organic.

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                      Blues0010 May 4, 2011 09:06 PM

                      VESTRI! So many awesome variations of chocolate. Unfortunately, they don't keep late hours like many other shops in town... but I'm ok making a stop here before dinner and heading to the second best afterward.

                      Borgo degli Albizi, 11, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

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                        ambra May 5, 2011 08:39 AM

                        I'll never get GROM. Although Salted Caramel sounds like a must try.

                        But I did really enjoy Perche` No? and don't really think it's off the beaten path. It's kind of in Tourist Central

                        1. re: ambra
                          jen kalb May 5, 2011 08:51 AM

                          posting links

                          Perche No
                          Via dei Tavolini, 19r, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

                          Gelateria dei Neri
                          Via dei Neri, 20r, Florence, Tuscany 50125, IT

                          via del Campanile, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

                          Gelateria de' Medici
                          Via dello Statuto 3/5r, Florence, Tuscany 50129, IT

                          1. re: jen kalb
                            barberinibee May 5, 2011 04:04 PM

                            I'm just going to toss this in for the archive, without a personal recommendation, but some people swear by Carabe, which is owned and operated by Sicilians, who traditionally don't use eggs in their gelato and who some credit with inventing gelato (or at least sorbetti). I think you can sample gelato in a brioche at Carabe.


                            Via Ricasoli, 60, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

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                        ambra May 6, 2011 12:15 AM

                        By the way, they opened a Ben and Jerry's right across the street from the Duomo!

                        How hysterical is that?

                        No one is ever in there.

                        1. katieparla May 7, 2011 10:05 AM

                          Carapina is my absolute favorite gelateria in florence. flavors are seasonal and ingredients are all natural. there are two locations. Addresses can be found on their website here: http://gelateriacarapina.simplicissimus.it/



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                          1. re: katieparla
                            Longing for Italy May 8, 2011 08:45 AM

                            As usual, my bias is the Oltrarno side. Gelateria Carria is fabulous--located overlooking the Arno at the junction of Ponte alle Carraia.

                            1. re: Longing for Italy
                              jen kalb May 8, 2011 10:44 AM

                              YOu mean La Carraia, right?

                              adding more links

                              La Carraia aka Innocenti
                              Piazza Sauro Nazario,25/R, Florence, Tuscany 50124, IT

                              Via Lambertesca, 18, 50122, Florence, Toscana 50122, IT

                              Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan,2r, Florence, Toscana 50136, IT

                              Caffe del 900
                              Borgo Ognissanti,3, Florence, Toscana 50123, IT

                            2. re: katieparla
                              sunniew Jun 2, 2011 03:19 PM

                              I agree whole- heartedly with Katie on Carapina. I am currently in Florence and a longtime local resident of Florence recommended Carapina to me. It is the most divine gelato I have ever had. Nothing artificial and all natural ingedients made by artisans. You have to try it. It will blow all other gelatos out of the water. I plan to go back every day that I am here. Ciao.

                              Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan,2r, Florence, Toscana 50136, IT

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                              Jamin01 May 18, 2011 09:35 AM

                              If you are from NYC, Grom has 3 locations there. I'd rather go somewhere exclusive to Florence.

                              via del Campanile, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

                              1. donnaaries Jun 7, 2011 12:05 PM

                                Grom was our favorite. All their chocolate flavors are amazing (they use Domori for all their chocolate)

                                via del Campanile, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

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                                  florenceinsider Jun 13, 2011 12:13 PM

                                  Perche No? Established 1939, no artificial colors or ingredients. DELICIOUS, high quality gelato. My tour groups LOVE this place (I am a gourmet food guide in Florence). There are a few other places, too, like Vestri, which makes excellent gelato and chocolates.
                                  PHOTOS courtesy of: www.florenceinsider.com

                                  Perche No
                                  Via dei Tavolini, 19r, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

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                                    mandarin Jun 18, 2011 06:16 PM

                                    Vivoli was spectacular ! THE best gelati we had on a 4 week trip through Italy. Try hazelnut and baci. and Strawberry . So creamy and tasty!

                                    Via Isola delle Stinche, 750122 Florence, Italy

                                    Via dell'Isola delle Stinche, 7, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

                                  2. Ashibi Jun 23, 2011 07:55 AM

                                    Thanks to the postings here, I just went to Gelateria dei Neri and had a couple of wonderful scoups of Caramel Gelato.

                                    Gelateria dei Neri
                                    Via dei Neri, 20r, Florence, Tuscany 50125, IT

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