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“Best Gelato in Florence” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Sorbettiera

La Sorbettiera
P.zza T.Tasso, 11/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 512 0336
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Ranked #28 of 1,973 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Description: "Vi mostriamo come si fa" è il nostro slogan. Gelateria artigianale di lunga tradizione, produciamo giornalmente nel nostro laboratorio a vista un gelato di qualità, anche senza glutine. Il gelato alla frutta è privo di lattosio e derivati del latte, preparato prevalentemente con frutta fresca di stagione. Ogni gusto è studiato nei minimi particolari. E poi.....Frappè, frullati, semifreddi.....e tanto altro. Cono o coppetta? Specialità: Crema antica, Catrame (cioccolato fondente), cacio e pere, ricotta, caprino, pistacchio, nocciola e tanto altro!
Sheffield, UK
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“Best Gelato in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This gelateria is a 5-10 minute walk from the Palazzo Pitti and Santo Spirito but worth it (think of it as burning off some of the calories from the ice-cream!). The piazza it's on was buzzing with locals chatting and kids playing football late afternoon, but don't let the atmosphere distract you or you'll miss the gelateria which is just a hole in the wall type place. The gelato was lovely and creamy - our favourite in Florence. The Salted Caramel is as tasty as everyone says it is, but also very good are Cookie and Chai Tea Latte (which my husband says was a genius idea!).

Visited April 2013
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Setubal, Portugal
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“best ever, no doubt!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

last year we went to rome and then i said: best gelato ever!!!
nothing like coming to Florence and realizing how wrong i was!!
La Sorbttiera is the place i will recomend to anyone traveling to Tuscany and hopefully we will come back one day!
Salted Caramel is one you can't miss, but they are all great and you can even ask to try a spoon of one or 2 flavours... i even tried asking in italian, but english was fine too. (chocolate is so tastyyy... and mulberry - gelso in italian nhammy) Nothing to compare with those artigianale on the streets os firenze! Believe the reviews... it's really THAT good! (this coming from a lactose intolerant that is willing to take risks once in a while...)
What we did was, got on the bus nº13 back to town from Piazzale michelangelo and exited on Piazza T.Tasso. When facing the garden - your backside to the main road) it's on your right side then just go along the sidewalk. It's a tiny winy counter with such tresors inside! We enjoyed ours seating in the garden and went for a repeat!!! it was our last day in firenze!!!)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best in Florence (maybe all of Italy?)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Well, technically it's tied for the best with Cantina del Gelato, but it turns out both establishments have the same supplier and serve the same ice cream. The owner at La Sorbettieria is very friendly and speaks excellent English, and part of the fun of going there is seeing what new flavors are available, as a couple of the flavors change daily. La Sorbettieria was our local haunt while we lived for three weeks in Florence, and on an academic trip a bit later, I brought a group of 20 college students there to taste it for themselves. Every single one of them proclaimed it the best gelato they'd found in Italy. Friendly service, generous servings, fair prices, and incredibly good ice cream—it's the total package. Try a waffle cone with salted caramel, caffe and buontalenti as your three scoop combo.
One note on location: Google Maps has it wrong, so if you're looking for it on your iPhone, note that it's along the wall on the Tasso square, right between two of the trattorias. Look for the awning directly across from one of the soccer courts and you've found it. Closed on Wednesdays.

Visited October 2012
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“Total delusion”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

I'm a great fan of ice creams and her products. and so i decided to look on tripadvisor what are the best places. i wish i couldn't do it after walking for 30minutes we found it. Was nothing special the same think or maybe better for sure u can find it in a lot of places.
Nit even economicly.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Brilliant gelato & friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

If only this gelato store was closer to our hotel we would be here twice a day! Instead we visited it after Gusta Pizza & it topped off a lovely meal
The guy serving was fantastic & we sampled a few flavours before making our choice. My boyfriend said the banana flavour was his favourite. The caramel salt, hazenlnut & a special Firenze cream flavour were the others we chose & we did not regret it. Brilliant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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