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Address: 1via Roma, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055213896
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Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a...

Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a large busy square, making it a perfect spot to drink, have a bite to eat and do some people-watching.

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Great quality patisserie with typical piazza seating

Our mums had admired their patisserie when walking so decided to treat ourselves there. Cheesecake had a great consistency and was well prepared, so my rum bread. Other desserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2016
GrisyGer
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in central town area of Florence near a merry go round... My wife and I rocked up here for lunch, looked like a nice place. The waiters looked like they were a little bit over their job, no smiles, nothing! We ordered our meals and wasn't really the best. We didn't wait too long for it thou but still.... More 

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Thank Rob k
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent location, however such is taken advantage of. The service is poor where we had to wait far too long for the simplest of drinks and waiters showed very little interest in customers. Do not recommend if you are looking for food other than pastry types, we had a sandwich which looked as if it had been frozen, would... More 

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Thank Maisha14
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My daughter studied in Florence one summer and this was one of her favorite spots for a sweet treat. They have wonderful pastries, cookies, meringues and jellies. We even got some to bring home. We all enjoyed everything we purchased there! So different from the typical sweets we enjoy in Alabama:)

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Thank Rhondia L
Izmir, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

fine cafe, best food, good service, excellent place. location is also good. tiramisu is the best in town.

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Thank erdogan y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I just stopped in here in the morning for a cappuccino, breakfast croissant, and to relax for a bit. The service was great, the patio was clean, comfortable, and peaceful given the location. Had a great vibe and was reasonably priced given it sits in the heart of tourist-ville. Coffee was awesome!

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Thank Jayson L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We were seated in the area we chose as it was available. After being seated no one came near us for half an hour . Then I found a waiter and ordered our drinks .....half an hour later no sign of our order..... We just got up and left . Just because they have the best location in Florence has... More 

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Thank Arjun S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Tiramisu and latte were delicious. Thé location was quite good. Florance was a charming beauty. I strongly recommend you to see and eat there

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Thank pelinanne
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

So, the gin and tonic did cost me $25, so it's not a cheap date. But, it's an upscale outdoor bar, attached to an indoor restaurant and pastry place, that is very relaxing and in a great spot for people watching.

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Thank kcorcora
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Our mums had admired their patisserie when walking so decided to treat ourselves there. Cheesecake had a great consistency and was well prepared, so my rum bread. Other desserts were great. It is pricey so a suitable alternative is to pick up from the takeaway area inside the restaurant

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Thank GrisyGer
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Surely it's overpriced, they are good but the definitely paying for the name more than the actual food.

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