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Gelateria de' Medici

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Santa Maria Novella
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Via dello Statuto 3/5 r, Florence, Italy
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9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Best gelato in Florence!

This place is worth the walk or bus trip from downtown. Great prices, amazing flavors and just plain authentic. You won't get the nasty tourist gelato here - only exceptional flavors that make choosing only a few flavors difficult.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Sedona, Arizona
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  • Families with children
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Sedona, Arizona
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is worth the walk or bus trip from downtown. Great prices, amazing flavors and just plain authentic. You won't get the nasty tourist gelato here - only exceptional flavors that make choosing only a few flavors difficult.

Thank Cdaz2012
Kfar Sava, Israel
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Don't go for the crema de Medici, its plaint vanilla and cookies. The fruit flavors are great. Try the pear... Great ice cream

Thank Blue24g
Grosseto, Italy
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

One of the most popular icecream, great quality. One of the best place in town to taste the tipical italian icecream. You have to try that!!!

Thank Aldo P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Best gelato we've ever eaten! And very reasonable price too. They even recommended a place for dinner when all restaurants nearby were closed and were super lovely. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Danaé L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were in Florence three days. We had Gelato here in our first night and went back every day thereafter. By far the best Gelato we ate while in Italy.

Thank Benjamin D
South Bend, Indiana
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Having eaten gelato every day while I was in Italy, when I say this is the best, it is the BEST! Our tour guide, who is a native of the area, recommended that we try it out. The prices were reasonable, compared to other gelato establishments in Florence. It was clean, and I liked that the staff wore uniforms to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Disregarding the softness of the gelato, this artisan is perfect. The flavours were intense, creamy, as well as fluffy. Despite the fact that it was a little too soft this gelato was so flavourful it was still amazing. The chocolate-mint was superb. The cherry had bits of cherry. The kiwi resembled eating the fruit. This local place is near the... More 

Thank PeterMontreal99
Florence, Italy
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I go here at least once a weak. The ice cream is delicious!! Not over the top, as you see in many gelateria’s in the center. The ice cream is very tasteful and fresh. The price quality is really good. You pay 2/3 euro for a normal to big ice cream in either cup or horn. They also have many... More 

Thank Stephan B
Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

In my last trip to Italy I went with my friends to this place cause they told me it was the best ice cream in whole Italy, and they didnt lie!!! It was an orgasm of taste. I have to come back soon to this place again.

Thank Paul_Br22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Gelato here tastes really good. The cone itself was amazing, it doesn't taste like host, as what you usually get in most of italian gelateries .I was not really happy about the service, the waitress was not so nice and she didn't give me the receipt. Prices are relatively high, for 3 euro you'll have a tiny tiny gelato (I'm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dello Statuto 3/5 r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: 055475156

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 9

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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