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Rivareno Gelato

Via Borgo degli Albizi 46R, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 011 8039
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Ranked #60 of 1,966 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $34
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Description: RivaReno Gelato is synonymous with a constant quest in the world for all natural ingredients for their freshness, purity, intense flavours and overall highest grade qualities. Our gelato contains no hydrogenated fat, preservatives, anti-oxidants and artificial colourings. One of the most important ingredients of gelato is milk. The quality of our milk and the way we process it contains the secret of the intensity and the extraordinary taste of RivaReno Gelato. RivaReno Gelato is made only with alpine milk and cream from the Stura Valley in Piedmont. The Stura Valley is situated on the border between the Cozie and Maretime Alps in the province of Cuneo of the Piedmont region. Each RivaReno store has a lab where every flavour is made by adhering to high standard production processes. Our gelato is made daily in small batches several times a day to ensure ultra-freshness. RivaReno Gelato is not displayed in the typical ice-cream counter where customers can see the products. Our gelato is contained in the traditional Italian cylindrical containers deep inside the counter so as not to be exposed to the air for better conservation. We do not use colorants or preservatives nor do we need to use air to "puff up" our gelato. RivaReno sources the world for the best raw materials. The intenseness of our gelato comes from generous dosage of those materials of the highest qualities. We also use cones that contain less sugar so that our customers actually taste the genuine flavours of our gelato rather than being "distracted" by the sweetness of the cones. INTENSO, VELLUTATO, CREMOSO. BUONO PERCHE SEMPRE FRESCO. Un piacere per il palato dalle caratteristiche inconfondibili che si riconosco al primo assaggio. Il gelato RivaReno e il risultato unico di un giusto equilibrio fra intensita di sapori, consistenza avvolgente e giusta temperatura di servizio. Materie prime di altissima qualita e il loro corretto dosaggio fanno si che ad ogni assaggio del gelato RivaReno si percepisca chiaramente il gusto di ogni singolo ingrediente. La cura costante nella ricettazione, il dosaggio equilibrato di zuccheri e grassi, uniti a una formulazione attenta impediscono la formazione nel gelato di cristalli di ghiaccio e gli donano un'inconfondibile consistenza vellutata e cremosa. La temperatura cui il gelato viene servito, piu alta rispetto alla norma, favorisce la percezione distintiva dei sapori dando la sensazione di gustare un gelato meno freddo del solito. Per offrire ai propri clienti un gelato sempre fresco, ogni gelateria RivaReno produce quotidianamente la quantita di prodotto necessaria per la giornata minimizzando gli avanzi ed evitando che la bonta e la qualita del gelato vengano alterate. Questo accade anche in inverno, quando il consumo di gelato si riduce. Nella stagione fredda, infatti, RivaReno ridimensiona l'offerta di gusti e la quantita di gelato prodotto.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

In a way, any gelato is good gelato - especially if you are in Florence! On one of my first nights in Florence I had a 3 flavor gelato at Rivareno and was delighted by the flavor combinations. I tried flavors like Maria and Diana - both involving things like nutella and pistachios but also amaretto and marscapone. I'll go... More

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Helsinki
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I tried probably all of the most celebrated and raved gelaterias in Florence, and I could not say which one would be "the best", but this place had the best pistacchio for my taste. The pistacchio was very balanced and smooth, not overly baked taste but still full bodied, and most importantly fresh. Perfect!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is not a standard gelateria! As explained on the panels hanged on the walls, ice cream here is truly 'artigianale' and produced with top-quality ingredients, no trace of colorants or preservatives, all natural. And you can definitely taste the difference. Ice cream is not 'exhibited', in the sense that it is carefully preserved inside proper tins covered by lids,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

In my opinion its the best ice cream in Italy! I tasted chocolate and mascarpone cream in waffle cone) delicious!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I stopped at Rivareno Gelato several times during our two weeks stay in Florence. It was very convenient for us, the gelato was delicious it had inside seating and the people were very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I really love italian gelato and in this gelateria you can really taste a very good one!! I have been here teice because on my personal opinion it is the best you can taste in the city. Do not miss it!!!!

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Brookport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Best in the city. It was by the Ponte Vecchio. We could enjoy our dessert, watch people and watch some of the best beautiful sunsets. It was cheaper than other places for a Euro!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

i have been here many times and i love it.The texture and flavour of each ice cream is simply perfect.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

great place to check out in Florence!! Would recommend, me and my husband went back time and again, we did try other ice cream places in Florence but this was the best we found by far. Great service, good location and most importantly really fabulous ice-creams! 3 Euros currently gets you a medium cone with 2 flavours and they are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Not a great looking shop, too bright, no ambiance but some of the finest gelato I have ever had... anywhere.

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