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Vivoli

Via Isole delle Stinche, 7r, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 292 334
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Ranked #320 of 1,970 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Italian, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Vivoli is a world-famous gelateria in Florence. The locals know and love it and tourists frequently make it a stop as well. The gelato at Vivoli is great. They're particularly known for their nut flavors and those are definitely the best flavors to get at Vivoli (in particular their gianduja (chocolate hazle nut) and nocciola (hazle nut) are very tasty... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The gelato here is very good. Not the best we had in Italy (go to Bologna for that, ok go to Bologna for the best food in Italy). Note: this was the only galateria that we went to that used the “traditional” way of payment. You pay for how much you want at the register. They give you a piece... More

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Oswiecim, Poland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was best ice creams in all our Italy trip! It can be difficult to find it.Have a lot of flavors. There is also cafeteria. Local has got toilet and some place to seat inside.

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San Diego, California
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201 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Florence is known for Gelato. If you ask anyone that knows Gelato-Vivoli rises to the top of the list. Established in 1932 it certainly doesn't have any shortage of fans. I would agree that their quality is high, the flavors are distinct and you can tell the ingredients are some of the best. I like the fact there's no cone,... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Nice flavor, not too sweet. Always enjoy the taste and variety - highly recommended. Having said so, forget about hospitality. It seems as though they have no desire to sell, but since the customers are BEGGING to buy, they are unwillingly filling the demand.

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State of Rio de Janeiro
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I liked very much the gelatto - my favourite is Pistacchio and it was great. It was a very warm day, when the a/c was very much needed, but there was no where for us to seat - but afterall you're in Florence so who cares much ! The gelatto is very good and expensive, though.

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Long Grove, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We searched this place based on some critic's review. I have been on Tripadvisor for over 10 years and never wrote a review but greatly appreciated all the great feedback for all our trips. My family was was greatly offended by their service as we were just there 15 minutes ago. We ordered a 4 scoop for 5 euros and... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have eaten lots of gelato in Florence but this is the best we had. Try the fico, bana and rum scoops when you are there. They are very, very good!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband was working during our stay in firenze and i enjoyed myself by trying loads of icecream places. This was by far the best in town. I LOVE fruity ice so i can only vouch for those flavours. But they were amazing. The first time it took me a while to find the place and i actually had given... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow, beat ice cream in Florence. The Vivoli brothers started making ice cream in 1932. There will be a line when it opens, just a stone throw on a small street from the Piazza Santa Croce, all you have to do is ask where the ice cream place is. Everyone knows. Be sure to know it is closed Monday's.

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