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“By far the best gelato!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gelateria La Carraia

Gelateria La Carraia
Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25, 50124 Florence, Italy
+039 055 280695
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Ranked #8 of 1,948 restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Detroit, Michigan
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“By far the best gelato!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We tried a couple places and this was - by far - the BEST. Great choices and very yummy. As a bonus it is located very close to Ponte Vecchio - so you can stop for a taste before or after visiting the site.

Visited December 2012
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Landstuhl, Germany
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“Fabulous!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

mixed dark chocolate with strawberry. tasted just like a strawberry dipped in chocolate. it is amazing. worth going out of the way for.

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Florence, Italy
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“la carraia. ice cream in florence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

it's very cheap and ...good! you have to try the chocolate mousse, amazing, there are always many people in winter as well

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“My favorite gelato in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I lived two blocks away from this gelateria and stopped in at least once daily, if not twice daily. The key is knowing the difference between good and bad gelato, just by looking. If the gelato is tall, fluffy and very brightly colored, run away. It is not the good stuff. Carraia (as the locals call it) does it the right way. Their pistacchio, fondente (dark chocolate), and frutta di bosco (mixed berry) are the best I have ever had. Do a 1/2 and 1/2 one Euro cone (I was a sucker for the pistacchio/fondente combo) and prepare for a magical experience.

Visited July 2012
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“I thought I knew gelato till this...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Within my whole stay in Italy, this has to be the BEST gelato I ate. And I went everywhere. And the prices were really good as well. Everybody is going to have their favorite gelato and by far this has to be mine. A must try!

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