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Gelateria La Carraia

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25, 50124 Florence, Italy
+039 055 280695
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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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
Simply the best!!

Outstanding. Great value, choice of flavours and great taste. Much cheaper than most other places and better.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding. Great value, choice of flavours and great taste. Much cheaper than most other places and better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best gelateria's in Florence (alongside Gelateria dei Neri) but also the cheapest one, so this is definitely the one to try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The gelato is really delicious. There are many flavours to choose from and is very cheap. Just choose a cup size and you are allow to choose as many flavours as you want to fit into that cup! No wonder there is always a queue outside the shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Here is my favourite Gelateria, I'm living in Florence for two years and I love all gelateriaS :D but this one is my favorite one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

While it's away from the major attractions, it's worth the walk and potential wait in line. It's by far the best gelato in Florence extremely rich and smooth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is very good gelato and I recommend you go there. Shop on this side of the river for better prices like Anna's and then go here after you spend a bunch of money on jackets bags etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

In the days I spent in Florence, I managed to visit nine or ten gelaterias. This was the best. My usual method was to buy some gelato and stroll while I ate it. This was the one time I turned around as soon as I was finished and went straight back for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Best gelato in Florence the locals say!!! We walked 20 minutes to find it. They sure we're right!!! And the end of the 2nd bridge. Others tried to tell us to go elsewhere!! This is by far the best gelato in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We walked by this gelateria and wondered why the long line at 18:00. We had to try it and now we know why the line. Awesome, SMOOTH, tasty gelato. It was one of the best we had in Firenze. And lucky for us, it was just across the Arno river from the Westin Excelsior.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were here last year and I went in with my dad to get the ice creams for our family, we were a bit confused at the pricing system by the different cones rather than amount of scoops. The lady got very impatient with us very quickly and it was clear she wanted us gone, we were merely asking her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25, 50124 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +039 055 280695

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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