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The Oil Shoppe

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Italian, American, Sandwiches
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via S.Egidio 22/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
055 3860091
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of my favorite places in florence

As a study abroad student this is one of my favorite places in florence to grab lunch. All the sandwiches on the menu are excellent and you can also create your own salad or sandwiches with as many ingredients as you please! The staff is super friendly! The homemade chips and iced tea are favorites... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
MichelleFJensen
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

As a study abroad student this is one of my favorite places in florence to grab lunch. All the sandwiches on the menu are excellent and you can also create your own salad or sandwiches with as many ingredients as you please! The staff is super friendly! The homemade chips and iced tea are favorites of mine and the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Only place I have found that serves iced coffee- TO GO! A little sweet but as an American in Florence, it was just what I needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Cozy and colourful, this lovely café/bar/alternative restaurant/panini temple (hard to define it) is ruled by an Italian-American couple, who will make you feel at your ease regardless of your nationality. We were very lucky as the place was very empty when we had lunch (2.30 pm), but I imagine it might be quite packed during peak time, no surprise in... More 

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Looking for great sandwiches in the center of Florence? You must go here! This small sub shop has a multitude of sandwich & sub options and delicious french friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The perfect place to break up a long day of touring around. All the ingredients are fresh and the staff takes pride in their creations. I highly recommend getting a salad on the side or to split.

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Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Honestly, for just 4 euros, I got a super fresh and warm panini with proscuitto, sauteed mushrooms, arugula parmesan shavings and a GENEROUS portion of truffle oil. 'Nuff said. Ok and the lady can speak really good English as well, and will recommend you different combinations of ingredients to go along with various types of oil!! Plus its a casual... More 

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San Diego, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is easily, hands down, the absolute best, most delicious and FRESH place for sandwiches in all of Florence, heck, in all of Italy! I probably ate here 2-3 times a week (yeah, I know haha) while I lived in Florence. Incredibly friendly staff, excellent prices, great atmosphere, delicious food... what more could you ask for?

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Excellent pasta, wonderful salads and amazing sandwichs. The little place is run by a couple, they're are so kind and the service is just perfect. We entered without knowing and were surprised with what we found. The food is really good and cheap.

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San Diego, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fortunately, for us,this extraordinary little restaurant was two doors from our apartment. We were able to sample a variety of dishes. Although they specialize in pannis other entres are available and all were excellent. A real surprise were onion rings that were the best I've ever tasted. It's a popular hangout for exchange students, so a wonderful meeting place

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a great little sandwich shop in Florence! There were lots of options to choose from, and everything that I tried was awesome. It was like a little taste of home in Italy. The staff was very friendly- I frequented several times during my stay here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via S.Egidio 22/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055 3860091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 7
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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