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Festival del Gelato

#35 of 216 Dessert in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Via del Corso,, Florence, Italy
+39 02 94386
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's lots of hype online about gelato in Florence and how delicious it is. I can't say that we had any bad tasting gelato, but I expected to be blown away from the beginning and I wasn't. However, we stopped by Festival del Gelato because it was conveniently located between the Piazza della Repubblica and Santa Croce, and it had... More 

Thank Paul8777
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Don't be fooled into thinking this is a quality place to get gelato because of how many flavors there are. The gelato isn't homemade there; they are merely middlemen selling commercial gelato.

Thank Megan F
Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Pretty simple. If you like Gelato, this is a great place to get your fix. They offer many different sizes and it was truly a good value.

Thank John A
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149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

My husband and I liked this gelato shop. Although there are dozens of choices, we chose mocha and mint chocolate. Both were very good and had a nice texture. The shop is pleasant with a few tables. The service was quick and helpful.

Thank sundown_10
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The mint its real mint, something with banana was amazing!!! cheesecake its ok! and snickers is incredible!!! the decoration of the shop its not something that i like... but the huge variety and the final taste makes me to forget it!!!

Thank Eirini S
abingdon va
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This wonderful gelato shop is just a step off the main pedestrian street (via del Calzauoli). The servers are friendly and patent and there are inside seats so that you don't have to stand in the street to enjoy the treat. They have 48 separate flavors of gelato which I am sure are all delicious; although I couldn't sample them... More 

Thank elliepAbingdonVa
Melbourne, Australia
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168 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

This place has the glitz and the perfect location, and seems especially popular with teenagers. However, it is nowhere as good as Vivoli or La Strega Nocciola in my opinion. (I'd had days of gelati from those two before coming here.) The flavours weren't as strong or innovative, and the gelati melted very quickly while we sat inside so I'm... More 

Thank martyvana
Binghamton, New York
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Oh my goodness! WOW! And incredible barely begin to cover the gelato I had here. I did a happy dance on my way through the door and the young ladies behind the counter giggled -discreetly-. There were so many flavors in here. I was sorely tempted by the passionfruit, but when I saw the chocolate with the highest cacao percentage... More 

Thank Julian S
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

They have several flavors to select from besides the fruit flavors. Cappuccino, Chocolate etc. Most of the staff was very kind and helpful. The taste is great and the price is very fair.

Thank Lisa L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Gelato tastes amazing plus there is a good selection to choose from. Reasonable price. Can improve in hospitality of staff.

Thank kgrech27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Corso,, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 02 94386

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Duomo

Neighborhood Profile
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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