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Cantina del Gelato

#14 of 175 Dessert in Florence
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Via de Bardi, 31, Florence, Italy
0550501617
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night
Good for: Families with children
Description: From this very charming location it is possible to enjoy unparalleled views...
From this very charming location it is possible to enjoy unparalleled views of the Uffizi Gallery, the Vasari Corridor, and Ponte Vecchio-all while enjoying our homemade, hand-crafted ice cream with its basic, natural and authentic ingredients of the highest quality.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
BEST GELATO EVER!

Wish we'd found it earlier. Had a pineapple, mint & ginger flavour which was fab. The carrot, grapefruit & Brazilian fruit was an interesting combo that worked well and my usual nocciola (hazelnut) & Nutella rounded it off nicely. Will be dreaming of this gelato for days to come

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Elena A
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Wish we'd found it earlier. Had a pineapple, mint & ginger flavour which was fab. The carrot, grapefruit & Brazilian fruit was an interesting combo that worked well and my usual nocciola (hazelnut) & Nutella rounded it off nicely. Will be dreaming of this gelato for days to come

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Thank Elena A
George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Luckily we stumbled upon this gelato place on our first day in Florence and then had to have one every day during our stay, sometimes twice! The coffee flavour and the peanut butter flavour are out of this world. The ice cream is really creamy and soft, the scoops are large and the prices reasonable. A week later we tasted... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Found this place by accident. There are no big mounds of gelato sitting out the front. Flavours are made fresh daily. Servings are huge for the prices. Well worth the visit. Just off one end of the Ponte Vecchio Bridge.

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Thank Katrina C
Edinburgh
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

This place was so close to our B&B we had to pop in each day for our fix. Can highly recommend the frozen yoghurt - delicious with a lovely sour kick. Lots of flavours on offer and really reasonably priced.

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Thank EdinburghShoegal
Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

The best icecream in town! Kim used to work on the night train from Munich to Florence for 3 years and know the best iceshops used by locals. Cantina del gelato surprized us with really delicious icecream and outweight all other local favourites! Try a scoop of the icecream mix of "ananas, ginger e menta".

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Thank Midcenturytravellers
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic Gelato. Try the lemon Gelato if you like sour. We tried the hazelnut and nutella, and it was pretty amazing as well. For €2 you get a large scoop on a small biscuit.

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Thank AqlAql
Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Absolutely fantastic gelato! Handmade, fresh, and to die for flavours! Great prices, as they are tucked away on the edge of the river. Definitely recommend this place, I will be going back!

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Thank GirlinHamburg
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Cantina is directly across from another Gelato place and luckily for us, the first one was closed. That is how we found Cantina. Needless to say, we had gelato at least once a day during our entire trip through Italy, and we found Cantina to be the best. The flavors are very different and creative and the gelato is creamy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Tiny specialist gelato store with a good selection of flavours. We only tried 4 flavours between us and were suitably impressed by the taste, quality & texture of the gelato. Superb location by the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The servers didn't speak the greatest English however the gelato was amazing. Probably the best gelato I have ever had in my life. Prices were fair and it was nice to get some air conditioning on a hot day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via de Bardi, 31, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Pitti
  • Neighborhood: Pitti
  • Phone Number: 0550501617

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

From this very charming location it is possible to enjoy unparalleled views of the Uffizi Gallery, the Vasari Corridor, and Ponte Vecchio-all while enjoying our homemade, hand-crafted ice cream with its basic, natural and authentic ingredients of the highest quality.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Pitti

Neighborhood Profile
Pitti
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.
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