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Vivoli

#338 of 2,020 Restaurants in Florence
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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Italian, Ice Cream
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Via Isole delle Stinche, 7r, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 292 334
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7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 367
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best in Florence

A tour guide had shared that much of the 'high rise' brightly colored gelato was pumped full of air, fat, and artificial colorings. She suggested we look for the naturally colored and flat to the pan gelato. By accident, when we were out searching for the wild boar statue of Il Porcino, we saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Monica A
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Oxnard, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Oxnard, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A tour guide had shared that much of the 'high rise' brightly colored gelato was pumped full of air, fat, and artificial colorings. She suggested we look for the naturally colored and flat to the pan gelato. By accident, when we were out searching for the wild boar statue of Il Porcino, we saw Vivoli. By that time in Florence,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went here on the recommendation of Rick Steve's and did enjoy the Gelato. Got three different fruit flavors and it had more of an Italian ice consistency than Gelato. The strawberry had pieces of berrys in it and it was very good, highly recommend that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We arrived here and it was closed, to our dismay. We hung around the area in the hope of it opening at midday, and sure enough, it did! Chocolate mousse, meringue and rice flavors are by far the best. Definitely make this the top of your list-of-things-to-do in Florence!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went here on recommendation from Rick Steve's Italy. We were not disappointed. We went back a couple of years later and it was still excellent. A couple of tips-you need to pay for your gelato first and then go and give the receipt to the people at the gelato or coffee bar. Secondly, while looking for other good gelato... More 

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tasty and lots of flavours to choose from. The best we tried in Florence. They serve in cups - value for your money. I loved "Bacci" flavour and a "wild berry" flavour. Yum Yum - a must when in Florence.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Vivoli is hands down the best and most authentic gelato in Florence. No cones, only cups ranging in price from Euro 2.50.-Euro 6. There are now many new gelaterias everywhere in the city, but none compare; why do they dare?

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San Diego, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The gelato here was very, very good, and with a great selection. I loved the chocolate with hot pepper. The price was 2.50euro for a small cup with two flavors. My friend enjoyed their pastry and coffee.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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227 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was the 2nd best gelato in Italy we had and the best in Florence, followed by Perche No. I got chocolate and my husband got lemon. The shop is small and skinny and you have to basically go and wander around Florence and eat, no big deal I prefer doing that any way. The shop is busy with customers... More 

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Weimar, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The best ice cream in Florence, my friends from Germany I had talked so much about the goodness of this ice cream and its famous cream. Great !!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Our waiter at Frescobaldie's recommended this gelato and said it was the best in Florence. We agree!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Isole delle Stinche, 7r, 50122 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055 292 334

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Italian, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?