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The Oil Shoppe

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

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
My favorite lunch

I went here at LEAST once a week when I studied abroad in Florence. The owner was so nice and always had a smile on his face. Sandwiches had fresh ingredients and always left me satisfied. I wish I could've taken The Oil Shoppe back to the US with me!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Courtney S
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  • Dining on a budget
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went here at LEAST once a week when I studied abroad in Florence. The owner was so nice and always had a smile on his face. Sandwiches had fresh ingredients and always left me satisfied. I wish I could've taken The Oil Shoppe back to the US with me!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Quick panini in Florence- excellent sandwich! They've got a ton of options, all translated into English. We paid 4 Euros for the panini, and 1 Euro for a soda. Wine was about the same. They also serve french fries and onion rings. There were lots of American study abroad students in there, and the atmosphere is not quaint or anything... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped for lunch here when we were walking around Florence. I had been a few years back and remember that it was good. We got a vegetarian sandwich and wine that was only 1 euro / glass - can't beat that! It's a quick and convenient stop for a great price and good food.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The owner was very friendly and gave a great recommendation when I asked for help deciding what to get. He sliced the meat right there so we knew it was fresh. It was really cool seeing him make the panini, like watching an artist at work! Would definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a great place for a quick panini! We both got a ham, arugula, sun dried tomato, and pesto panini....delicious! It was only an extra euro to add chips, I suggest you do it! House-made, hot, and salty! SO GOOD! The owner (forgot his name) was so patient and kind. He was more than willing to help us order... More 

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

IT WAS WONDERFUL TO BE IN THIS PLACE THE COOK IS WONDERFUL AND THE CASHIER AMAZING SHE DESERVES TO BE THERE SHE HAS A WONDERFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE! THE MOST AMAZING THING IS that she speaks more than one language it makes it easier for us who don't speak Italian.You can tip her i just hope that she gets the tips... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Best food for lunch. Freshly made toasted panini's. Reasonable with good vegetarian options. The Chef needs to go easy on salt. Can do with a helper so that waiting time could be reduced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I studied abroad in Florence this past semester, and towards the second half of the semester, my roommate and I were going here to eat everyday. When we had visitors and took them here, they wanted to go every single day that they were in Florence. They have the most fresh ingredients and so many to choose from, as well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I loved this place! The shop is charming and colorful and tidy! You can choose from a really huge list even if you are vegetarian. You can see that everything is fresh and real! Plus they making your sandwich right in front of you so if you're a quick learner you can make it for yourself at home! And what... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This restaurant has the best quality/price and the chef is really nice. Recommended for anyone who wants to try a nice panini and coffee for 6-7 euros and less. Been there twice.

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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>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: 055 3860091

Price and Cuisine

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

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?

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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