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Vivoli

#292 of 2,008 Restaurants in Florence
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Neighborhood:
Santa Croce
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 438
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  • 228
    Very good
  • 112
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  • 61
    Poor
  • 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
Bueno, bonito y variado

Difícil de encontrar la calle. Si preguntas por el nombre de la heladería, entonces es más fácil de encontrar. Es ya la segunda vez en dos años que he pasado por esta heladería. Buenos helados, buen servicio, variedad de sabores. Como parte negativa: no hay cucuruchos (solo tarrinas),y tienen un... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Jose Luis C
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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Best ice-cream and should definitely try the millefeuille semifreddo and the tiramisu semifreddo. Excellent service, the owner also recommended us an excellent restaurant to eat.

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New York City, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very traditional, amazing flavors and choices. This is more like a real cafe, so you can sit down, order coffee, even sample a beautiful pastry. Very close to the Santa Croce church. Don't miss this!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I read in an old travel guide to find this place, and after eating gelato every day in Italy, I have to rate it the best. The meringue gelato was indescribably delicious. Coffee and stracciatella also outstanding.

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Biel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

if you a mousse chocolate fans try this flavor mmmm soooo goood!! the price for a cup is a bit expensive than other gelateria but it's worth it, so smooth.. so far this is my favorite gelateria

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Uttarkashi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

44 years ago I had gelato there when they served you on the street with only 6 flavors. Today it's a sit down charming gelateria with over 20 flavors. Take your city map, it's hard to find, but we'll worth the search.

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We come here each time we visit Florence. It is positioned in a quiet street not too far from Santa Croce. The ice cream is beautiful and very reasonable considering its quality. Places near the centre sell ice cream for ten euro a cone and it is nowhere near as nice as Vivoli's. The coffee and pastries are also lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Difícil de encontrar la calle. Si preguntas por el nombre de la heladería, entonces es más fácil de encontrar. Es ya la segunda vez en dos años que he pasado por esta heladería. Buenos helados, buen servicio, variedad de sabores. Como parte negativa: no hay cucuruchos (solo tarrinas),y tienen un par de sabores de helados para nada recomendados (los habituales... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The women who work here are incredible. I studied abroad and lived in the apartments near Vivoli and came here every morning before class for coffee and sometimes the pastries. Delicious coffee, friendly service - and apparently amazing gelato! I never got around to trying it.

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Possibly the world's most famous ice cream parlour, Vivoli is an experience no-one who loves gelato must miss! And you can easily miss it if you are not careful! Slightly off the beaten track and with unusual opening hours you can walk past it and not realise you've gone by. Once inside it's like you've travelled back in time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have been to Florence a few times, and always have gelato or sorbetto every day when we do. Vivoli has always been one of our favourites, but on this trip it was unanimously voted the best of the many we visited.

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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>  > Santa Croce
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, Cafe

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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

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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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