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Vivoli

#275 of 2,030 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Santa Croce
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Via Isole delle Stinche, 7r, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 292 334
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 460
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  • 230
    Very good
  • 114
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  • 62
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  • 27
    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
best tiramisu ice cream ever!

This little gelateria is not as fancy as other places in florence. There is no organic/vegan/low carb seal on this one. But this place does the most important thing perfectly: creamy, delicious ice cream you can't get enough of. The Tiramisu is by far the best i've ever had. It has some frozen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Katharina B
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  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This little gelateria is not as fancy as other places in florence. There is no organic/vegan/low carb seal on this one. But this place does the most important thing perfectly: creamy, delicious ice cream you can't get enough of. The Tiramisu is by far the best i've ever had. It has some frozen sponge fingers in it. So great. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing ice cream in the heart of the city centre. Variety of flavours. Reasonable prices. Don't miss it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Vivoli was nice but nothing like these reviews describe. Unfortunately I had hyped it to my kids and they were very disappointed to see similar choices to elsewhere with little impact (most flavours had containers half full or less, kids had been eyeing up the gelato shops with large containers of gelato available)! Was OK, but definitely wouldn't go out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It might be a bit pricey, even for Florence standards, but it is not surprising that its so famous! Every single flavor they offer is amazing, my personal favorite is the Pear with Caramel one!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was our last stop of a dinner tour. We had already had wonderful food at each stop, so our expectations were pretty high, and we were not disappointed. This is not ice cream. True gelato is fruit, sugar and ice...so simple, but added to an after dinner drink it takes on a new dimension. The young woman who waited... More 

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Isernia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Once it was the best not only in Town. Now is a good place to take a good ice cream . Once it was excellent. Basically it's a good place and for ice cream is recommended by me. Portions a bit smaller than before. Price a bit higher proportionally. Not nice and smiling people and the boss doesn't look nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of the best gelaterias in Florence and offers seasonal flavours (like khaki fruit) that are not offered elsewhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This establishment has been serving gelato for many decades and is consequently quite well known. For value and quality it is overrated. Check other written recommendations and taste and compare for yourself. We found much better quality, enjoyment and value than here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When I realized that I've been coming to Vivoli's since 1976, writing "39 years" was a shock. I came first when I was a teenager backpacking around Europe on a Eurailpass (back when the passes were great) and over the years I've consumed more gellato at Vivoli's than I care to admit. Their gellato is still the best in Florence... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a classic Florence establishment. I remember the ice cream from Vivoli since the first time I visited Florence when I was 16 year olds. It still is as good as during my first visit. We went to Vivoli everyday for breakfast. We had their pastries, panini, and coffee. Everything was great. After the second day the ladies at... More 

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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>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: 055 292 334

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe

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

Staying in Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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