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Vestri Cioccolateria

#52 of 164 Dessert in Florence
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Borgo degli Albizi 11/R, Florence, Italy
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Smooth, delicious, decadent,

They have a waterfall wall of chocolate at the shop on Calzaiuoli, not to be missed. There is gelato, and all sorts of sweets to satisfy a sweet tooth... Prices are not too bad and they have great souvenir chocolates you can easily fit in the luggage!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

They have a waterfall wall of chocolate at the shop on Calzaiuoli, not to be missed. There is gelato, and all sorts of sweets to satisfy a sweet tooth... Prices are not too bad and they have great souvenir chocolates you can easily fit in the luggage!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This gelato was extremely lumpy. The texture needs much improvement. The flavours were not very intense. The mango resembled a slushie more than gelato. Would not recommend this artisan for gelato lovers.

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Wow. Everything about this place - location, price, service, taste - is the best. Although well-known, Vestri is hard to find; has irregular hours (don't come after 5pm), stocks different flavors each day (worth coming every day) and is an easy-to-miss, tiny storefront. Make sure to try the pistacchio, which may be the best I've ever had, as well as... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent! Not like that other artificially flavored, artificially fluffed-up stuff you find around town. This is the real deal.

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Paris, France
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The hot chocolate is very good (although pretty expensive), the ice creams OK and the chocolates worth tasting. However, when it came to paying, the Visa card I handed over was frowned upon by the employee - sorry, but I rarely pay close to 200 Euros of products in cash - so he had to take it this time (he... More 

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sacramento
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had a scoop of chocolate with earl grey gelato which was absolutely delicious. Wonderful consistency to the gelato. There were beautiful chocolates as well.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We came across this little shop accidentally. The ice cream is not on display, but in lidded containers. On the day we visited there was only a small selection of ice cream, but as I like all flavours that wasn't a problem. The first taste confirmed that this was the best ice cream I have ever tasted, and I have... More 

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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love chocolate, and I love gelato! I planned to try this famous chocolate and gelato shop but didn't realize it would be this good. The chocolate gelato was the best chocolate ice cream of any kind that I've ever had! It was rich and creamy, but seemed like such real chocolate, but wasn't too sweet or too bitter. I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Location: About 10 minutes on foot from the Duomo. Food: I stopped by because I had heard these guys were top notch for chocolate. Sadly, they had nothing in stock in the way of boxed assortments (their site lists several). In fact, the shelves were almost bare. I decided to go for gelato instead, but they only had a few... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We could only sample so many while there, but this was our fave. And like someone else, it was recommended to us by a local. We asked the clerk in the grocery store for his fave, and he sent us to Vestri. That says a lot to me. And if you go...and if you see the blue benches outside with... More 

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Address: Borgo degli Albizi 11/R, Florence, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo

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  • Address: Borgo degli Albizi 11/R, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo

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Duomo
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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