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The Oil Shoppe

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via S.Egidio 22/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
055 3860091
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Best paninis ever

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Shuting Y
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Singapore
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Singapore
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

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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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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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: American, Italian

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?