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Gelateria La Carraia

Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25, 50124 Florence, Italy
+039 055 280695
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Ranked #9 of 1,873 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This place is ridiculously, ridiculously good and you've got to try it. We went to a couple of other places, including Grom - overpriced and not all that, by the way - and La Carraia was both by far the cheapest and by far the best gelato we found. We came back four times in five days. There's basically nowhere... More

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Seattle, Washington
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105 reviews 105 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

After extended stay in Firenze and many gelato stops, this was the best. Note: We only eat pistachio. Staff: Plentiful, not one person serving long line. Price: Best found. (Paid 1,50 euros for double scoop cone.) Selection: 25+ flavors Location: Right off Ponte Alla Carraia (on Santo Spirito side); second bridge north of Ponte Vecchio. Look for crowd. Can't miss.... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've been to Florence four times, and I make it my mission to test gelaterias. Hands down Carraia is my favorite. So creamy and flavorful. It's always the last one I visit before I leave town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

After reading tons of reviews for the best gelato in florence we tried this place because we were drawn to the unique flavor combinations. We tried ricotta and pear (a bit too sweet for us, although it did have bits of pear in it which was a nice touch), lemon shortbread (unique but a bit too sweet), yogurt crunchy (Highly... More

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Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were told by locals that this is the best gelato in Florence - we agree! Our family of 4 have tried gelato all over Florence and also in Rome, this one is the best (so far). You can sit in their small indoor area (no extra charge) or stroll across the road and enjoy your gelato on the bridge... More

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place really is fantastic - it was recommended to us by a few people and we knew once we found it as we saw the line coming out of the door! The choice of flavours was amazing and as we couldn't choose, we got three each in a choc and nut cone. We had four ice creams over our... More

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cleveland
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

CONCIERGE RECOMMENDED THIS: We were talking how beautiful & colorful the gelato was in all the storefronts. Our concierge said, "Eat Gelato where I do & then tell me if the colorful displays are what you want to taste?" BEST FRESHEST GELATO YOU WILL EVER TASTE: The colors are not as bold, but the flavors are creamier & fresher here.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My partner and I visited Gelateria la Carraia during our stay in Florence having read that it served the best gelato in the city. We tried a few gelateria in the city and we can report that la Carraia was, indeed, the finest. The lady who served us was very helpful. The flavours we tried included the black cherry, creme... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Second time I've been there and still think they have the best tasting gelato in Florence. The pistachio is out of this world with flavor!! It is now my favorite!

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The only ice cream shop in Florence which has a queue of 25+ people Amazing flavours at a really good price. I don't usually review gelatorie but this one is so good. Soft and full of natural flavours.

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