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Vestri Cioccolateria

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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
Unique flavors

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
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Paris, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 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 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Northampton, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Vestri is heaven for chocolate lovers. Their chocolate ice cream is rich and amazing--all the flavors are excellent, though I particularly like the chocolate with Sicilian orange and the chocolate with red (pinkish really, and relatively mild) pepper. Their hot chocolate is also amazing, thick and creamy, and in winter a cup of hot chocolate seasoned with red pepper is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This little shop was recommended to us by a local. It's chocolate & sweets shop that does fantastic gelato. Since they specialize in chocolate, their chocolate flavours are particularly amazing. I had the dark chocolate with Sicilian orange which was beyond delicious. Their pistachio & hazelnuts flavours were great too.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Lovely store, even lovelier packaging on their chocolate bars. Best gelato we had in Florence, too. A must-see! Cash only.

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Seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A tiny two-room cioccolateria, Vestri knows chocolate--bars, truffles, hot (calde), cold (gelato) and everything related (gifts abound). I would not go to Florence without a trip to Vestri! On this last visit, we purchased items to take home--several squares of varying single origin dark chocolates plus a package of mix to make cioccolata calde back home, when we are missing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

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