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The Oil Shoppe

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via S.Egidio 22/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
390553860091
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 2
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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
Good for American Sandwiches

My favorite sandwich here is the Chicken Parm. Personally, I think Oil Shoppe does "American" sandwiches better than anything else. If you want a typical Italian panini, I'd advise to try somewhere else.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Kerry S
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Hamden, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Anyone who reviewed this place and said it has good chicken parm is an idiot. Chicken parm is supposed to be breaded and fried chicken cutlet with marinara sauce and melted cheese. This was chunks of cold grilled chicken with about a spoonful of tasteless tomato sauce and some Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Inedible.

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Thank Jake S
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Ci sono persone idiote al mondo, hai ragione come chi entra qui chiede una parmigiana di pollo e non controlla... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My favorite sandwich here is the Chicken Parm. Personally, I think Oil Shoppe does "American" sandwiches better than anything else. If you want a typical Italian panini, I'd advise to try somewhere else.

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Thank Kerry S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

My roommate found The Oil Shoppe online and suggested going there! I was most positively surpriser! Paninos are big and really tasty (I'm going for a salad next time cause I'm sure it is AMAZING), the staff is really kind and super nice, and I was positively surpriser with the pries. Definitely my new lunch place in Florence!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

The salad in The Oil Shoppe is so great anf the service too. It has everything it needs for a quick lunch. The taste, the service, the price. We are impressed! Great chat with the owners today and as promised, we write down our review for you Erik and Maya Indonesia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Courtney S
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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Thank Liz112233
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 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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Thank KBaker1128
Florence, Italy
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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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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: 390553860091

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 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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