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Vivoli

#355 of 2,025 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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 370
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 101
    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
Italy visit March 2015

Loved it! Totally worth a visit as per their reviews . Glad we went there coz it was the only place with rice gelato which was yum, definitely the best of our experience in florence.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New Delhi, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved it! Totally worth a visit as per their reviews . Glad we went there coz it was the only place with rice gelato which was yum, definitely the best of our experience in florence.

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We gelato from the Amalfi coast to lake como and this is our favorite place! It is absolutely the best! You have to pay first and then you get your gelato! It's worth finding!

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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Vivoli is not my favorite Gelateria in Florence, but they do have a very special, amazing treat that I always have to get. It is a pear and caramel sorbet/gelato. It is cool and refreshing with the fresh pear taste, but it has little bits of caramelized sugar in it, giving it a wonderful crunch. they do not always have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I know the place since I was a kid and in my opinion its gelato is still one of the best you can find in Florence. If you were going here in the '80's you would find Vivoli nowadays still very much similar as it used to be, friendly, original and tasty! Recommend this to everyone!

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Arlington, VA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I remember this establishment from a show on the Travel Channel. The gelato is good, but unimpressive. You are able to sample before ordering. There some interesting flavors, like rice. Service is friendly.

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Oxnard, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?