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Vivoli

#292 of 1,999 Restaurants in Florence
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Italian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 109
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  • 59
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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
Hidden gelataria hiding excellent gelato

Vivoli is hidden down some narrow alley, and I spent at least 10 minutes looking for it. But, boy, was it worth the search. It might be one of the few gelatarias with ample seating. They had three kinds of chocolate flavours, and I tried (and enjoyed) all three of them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
KyraTaylor
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Families with children
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the better ice cream places in Florence. Went twice though both times the staff were really rude. Toilets were filthy too. Shame.

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Brussels, Belgium
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is it! Wonderful tastes and variety! Creamy smooth texture. Not much to say. Just perfect! Don't miss it!

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brisbane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I recommend heartily the tiramisu flavour...although they are all amazing. This was the best Gelato we had in our entire trip to Italy. We came back numerous times , despite the fact that it was out of our way.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Vivoli is hidden down some narrow alley, and I spent at least 10 minutes looking for it. But, boy, was it worth the search. It might be one of the few gelatarias with ample seating. They had three kinds of chocolate flavours, and I tried (and enjoyed) all three of them.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

No trip to Florence would be complete without visiting Vivoli for an ice cream. Started in 1929 it is the oldest ice cream parlour in Florence. In those times, ice/snow was brought down from the mountains in the North for making the ice cream, it reached it's height of fame during the 60s and 70s, thereby achieving world fame. It... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Small gelateria with local caracter in a heart of Florence. It was recommended us by our Italian friend as one of the best in the city. We were absolutely happy to have a cup of delicuous gelato with great cappuccino.

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Randers, Denmark
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I read in a Top Ten things to do in Florence, that you should go for a gelato in Vivoli, and put this on our to-do list, alongside other Top Ten gelaterias. After a total of 7 gelatos in 2 days (yes, I know....), I will put this as the BEST gelateria in Firenze. You should go there (and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ice cream is absolutely tastefull and the ambiance is representing the old city.I had a great time there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Since I've tried most of the ice-cream spots in Florence, I can say that this one is too much overrated if you compare quantity, quality and cost. Just my opinion, anyway it's really good, just not the best around ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Out of the way, but great gelato! Was recommended in several tour books, not a disappointment! Can get crowded, though.

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Additional Information about Vivoli

Address: Via Isole delle Stinche, 7r, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 292 334
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
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
Cuisine: Italian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream

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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: Italian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, 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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?