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The Oil Shoppe

via S.Egidio 22/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
055 3860091
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Ranked #674 of 1,966 restaurants in Florence
Price range: $4 - $7
Cuisines: American, Italian
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

beautiful panini and incredible salads ! a million different choices for toppings, spreads, and meats. get the iced coffee and make sure you clearly state everything you want on your sandwich. go here at least once

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Seattle, WA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I wish I could give The Oil Shoppe five stars for it's excellent value, tasty sandwiches and quick service, but unfortunately its popularity among American students has also grown, which makes it feel like a busy lunchtime favorite near an American university rather than a quaint hole-in-the-wall place down a quiet street in Florence. On both occasions that I've visited... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

the salads and sandwiches are delicious and absolute value for money. you can mix your own salad and dressing...

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I spent a semester studying in Florence and this place was my on my list of go to spots. The sandwiches are customizable which is nice because you never run out of options and you can play with the different combinations. Service is friendly, prices are good, the only thing is that it's not really authentically Italian so don't show... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Perfect place to stop for lunch when touring Florence. great sandwiches, extensive menu and good value.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

I don't get the hype on this place, basically every other sandwich I had in Italy was better. I got the prosciutto with arugula, tomato, and tuscan cheese which was essentialy a bread sandwich with ONE piece of meat on it. I had to remove the top piece of bread just to get a taste of anything. My wife's sandwich... More

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Florence, Italy
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Oil Shoppe is awesome. They offer an extensive menu, from which you order by number, and every sandwich can be customized. The pesto is one of the best i've had in all of italy! i always get the number 4, with apples too. paninis are inexpensive, from 3-5 euro each, and are ridiculously filling. a good spot of students,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

When my girlfriend and I stopped here for lunch we were not disappointed. It had a ton of option and was as customizable as a typical American restaurant. It also probably helped that everyone in shop was American (patrons and staff alike). The food was tasty and overall it was a great value. Got some good recommendations from some students... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

It has the best subs, meat balls and salads in town, they are fresh and delicious and the service is really good. You can't miss this place!!! Thank you Andrea for your great service and food :)

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