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Best Gelato in Florence

So where is the best gelato in Florence?

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  1. Gelateria dei Neri, Grom, Gelateria della Carraia, Vestri

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    1. Definitely Gelateria dei Neri

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      1. re: GeraldI

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

        1. re: spicygal

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

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

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

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

                    1. 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.

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

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                      1. re: Blues0010

                        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

                          posting links

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

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

                          Grom
                          via del Campanile, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

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

                          1. re: jen kalb

                            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.

                            http://www.gelatocarabe.com/

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                            Carabe
                            Via Ricasoli, 60, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

                      2. 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. 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.simplicissim...

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                          www.ParlaFood.com

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                          1. re: katieparla

                            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

                              YOu mean La Carraia, right?

                              adding more links

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

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

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

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

                            2. re: katieparla

                              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.

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

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

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                              Grom
                              via del Campanile, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

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

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                                Grom
                                via del Campanile, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT

                                1. 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

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

                                   
                                   
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                                  1. re: florenceinsider

                                    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

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

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

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