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Gelateria Le Parigine

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Via Dei Servi 41/R, 50100 Florence, Italy
0552398470
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: "Le Parigine" is a typical italian recipe for the famous Gelato, that...
"Le Parigine" is a typical italian recipe for the famous Gelato, that instead of being placed in a cone, is layed between two layers of cookie. Le Parigine is an artisanal ice cream shop that was born in the historical palace of Buontalenti, in the very heart of Florence behind the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower, in Via dei Servi 41r. The Shop features a laboratory behind the counter where guests can view and appreciate how the ice cream, as well as the chocolate covered fruit, crepes and chocolate confectionary are made. The perfect place for those that wish to try one of the ancient traditions of ice cream making in Italy.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Located just slightly off of the Piazza Duomo, le Parigine is a quaint little gelato shop, artisinally produced, that lacks the prices of the tourist-geared gelaterias in the main center, but lacks nothing in terms of great gelato! I particularly like their pinole flavor, whenever it's available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2014
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Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Located just slightly off of the Piazza Duomo, le Parigine is a quaint little gelato shop, artisinally produced, that lacks the prices of the tourist-geared gelaterias in the main center, but lacks nothing in terms of great gelato! I particularly like their pinole flavor, whenever it's available.

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London, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Really really good gelato, very authentic tastes and not over sweet. We tried several flavours and voted the strawberry as the best closely followed by the banana. Often strawberry is too sweet or over strawberyish in a fake way this was perfect. The best ever.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Florence is known as the premier gelato capital of Italy and a trip to Florence must include at least a sample, diet or no diet. Gelateria Le Parigine does not disappoint and for those of us from America, nothing compares to their rich and creamy flavors.

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Industrie C, Proprietario at Gelateria Le Parigine, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by while here in town, we appreciate the fact that you liked our Gelato. Hope to see you again here soon! More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is the real deal. Forget most of the stuff they try make you believe this is gelato in the US. German GElato from anItalian Eisdiele is great but this is the PEAK of GELATOMAKING ART!! My kids dragged me there everyday (TWICE at least!!) LOVED it. try it you will love it.. Scotty beam me over!!!! NOW!!!

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Industrie C, Proprietario at Gelateria Le Parigine, responded to this review

Buongiorno, it was great to have you with us daily, we like people that like our ice cream!!! Hope that you will be able to come back soon. Again thanks for your kind words of appreciation Best regards More 

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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic gelato stored in igienic metallic containers (always covered, no need to show off when your product is of high quality). All flavours are excellent but dark chocolate is just a miracle, the best I've ever tried (and I'm Italian). Not to be missed!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I can honestly say that Le Parigine is serving the best gelato in Florence! We have tried many gelaterias during our 6-days stay but there is nothing to compare. This little charming shop has everything you would imagine: havenly gelato, granite, gelato sandwiches and pancakes... Here you can find some rare gelato flavors, too: for example cinnamon. Fantastic! My kids... More 

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New York, New York
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63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Every day it was hot and I finally gave in to temptation and was I ever happy. This little shop has 2 benches inside as well as an outside enclosure with a Cow to oversee everything. The gelato...delicious. I tried chocolate, coconut and cafe on different days. They have cups, cones as well as a gelato sandwich with a thin... More 

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

You'll know you are near when you see a little sitting area with a large model of a cow outside the business (remember the red street numbers are the businesses & they don't necessarily follow the black residence street numbers). My son was bowled over by the Cinnamon (he's a Cinnamon fan & had never seen this flavor before), but... More 

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Chelmsford, UK
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We called at many ice cream shops in Florence but this is our favourite, even above the celebrated Vivoli (good but expensive) and Santa Trinita (excellent). The last time we were in town our front door was next door to The Cow (as we called it - you'll see why) and we had ice cream from here most days. Prices... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

We happened on this lovely gelato shop on our way back to grocery shopping and had to give it a try. Its off the beaten track, no bad thing! The other customers were locals over the age of 50, always a good thing. The gelato- delicious, fresh and a very good portion too. We had a range of flavours and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Dei Servi 41/R, 50100 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 0552398470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 5
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

"Le Parigine" is a typical italian recipe for the famous Gelato, that instead of being placed in a cone, is layed between two layers of cookie. Le Parigine is an artisanal ice cream shop that was born in the historical palace of Buontalenti, in the very heart of Florence behind the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower, in Via dei Servi 41r. The Shop features a laboratory behind the counter where guests can view and appreciate how the ice cream, as well as the chocolate covered fruit, crepes and chocolate confectionary are made. The perfect place for those that wish to try one of the ancient traditions of ice cream making in Italy.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?