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Rivareno Gelato

#26 of 207 Dessert in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Duomo
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Via Borgo degli Albizi 46R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 011 8039
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Kastoria, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

italian icecream.the best i had in malta.in st.julians is the corner near to hilton hotel..good prnduct.good stuff.fine service and great italian coffee!!

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Thank Michael A
Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best gelato we had during our two travels in Italy. Loved the lemon and Sweet Alabama (chocolate and peanut butter!). Generous portions too.

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Thank 374Stephanie
Scottsdale
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many gelato places near the touristy areas of Florence, but this one has outstanding gelato....at decent prices. im fact, I have eaten gelato throughout France and Italy and his was one of the best. Very fresh tasting and heard they make gelato twcoe a day there. Highly recommending finding this little gem. The staff was also very helpful.... More 

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Thank Traveluster101
Heidelberg, Germany
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gelato here was excellent and flavorful. The only negative was that there weren't as many flavors as other places, but the gelato was excellent!

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Thank palypat
Orlando, Florida
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place just by walking around without any direction on our first night in Florence. We have been 3 times now, and may go once more before we leave. This is the BEST gelato I have had in Rome or Florence, and I have sampled more then my fair share. It's even better than the one I liked best... More 

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Thank Ashinyla
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They say that the best gelati are not displayed behind a glass window, but kept hidden in metallic containers. That's definitely true for this gelateria! Very good ice creams, nothing else to add..

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Thank Guillaume G
Stockholm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Small ice cream bar not far from the Duomo. Great ice cream and friendly service. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Jonas P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is to die for. The best! I have never tasted sour cherries before and they are fantastic . We will be coming back in the next 3 days .

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Thank Smi230
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional Cremino flavoured ice cream. There's no ice cream like it! So creamy and chocolatey! Not expensive at all, open late and offers a wide range of flavours.

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Thank hannah_wake7
hotelmalaspina, Direttore at Rivareno Gelato, responded to this review

Dear Madam, what a pleasure to welcoming in our gelateria nice people like you!!!!! Best regards. Marco Nori Bufalini More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Had a crepe here after lunch had to wait 15 mins as the lady wasn't an expert. Was nice enough but nothing amazing , didn't try the gelato but really just an OK experience

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Thank Jasmine L
hotelmalaspina, Proprietario at Rivareno Gelato, responded to this review

Dear Jasmine, thank you for your review. The lady that served you the "crepes" is one of my more expert staff. To make our crepes we do prepare a fresh mixture with very high quality ingredients every day. We do not use poor mixture. In your case, the mixture was over and the lady did prepared a fresh one to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$2 - $29
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Borgo degli Albizi 46R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 011 8039
Description
RivaReno Gelato is synonymous with a constant quest in the world for all natural ingredients for their freshness, purity, intense flavours and overall highest grade qualities. Our gelato contains no hydrogenated fat, preservatives, anti-oxidants and artificial colourings. One of the most important ingredients of gelato is milk. The quality of our milk and the way we process it contains the secret of the intensity and the extraordinary taste of RivaReno Gelato. RivaReno Gelato is made only with alpine milk and cream from the Stura Valley in Piedmont. The Stura Valley is situated on the border between the Cozie and Maretime Alps in the province of Cuneo of the Piedmont region. Each RivaReno store has a lab where every flavour is made by adhering to high standard production processes. Our gelato is made daily in small batches several times a day to ensure ultra-freshness. RivaReno Gelato is not displayed in the typical ice-cream counter where customers can see the products. Our gelato is contained in the traditional Italian cylindrical containers deep inside the counter so as not to be exposed to the air for better conservation. We do not use colorants or preservatives nor do we need to use air to "puff up" our gelato. RivaReno sources the world for the best raw materials. The intenseness of our gelato comes from generous dosage of those materials of the highest qualities. We also use cones that contain less sugar so that our customers actually taste the genuine flavours of our gelato rather than being "distracted" by the sweetness of the cones.

INTENSO, VELLUTATO, CREMOSO. BUONO PERCHE SEMPRE FRESCO.
Un piacere per il palato dalle caratteristiche inconfondibili che si riconosco al primo assaggio. Il gelato RivaReno e il risultato unico di un giusto equilibrio fra intensita di sapori, consistenza avvolgente e giusta temperatura di servizio.
Materie prime di altissima qualita e il loro corretto dosaggio fanno si che ad ogni assaggio del gelato RivaReno si percepisca chiaramente il gusto di ogni singolo ingrediente. La cura costante nella ricettazione, il dosaggio equilibrato di zuccheri e grassi, uniti a una formulazione attenta impediscono la formazione nel gelato di cristalli di ghiaccio e gli donano un'inconfondibile consistenza vellutata e cremosa.
La temperatura cui il gelato viene servito, piu alta rispetto alla norma, favorisce la percezione distintiva dei sapori dando la sensazione di gustare un gelato meno freddo del solito.
Per offrire ai propri clienti un gelato sempre fresco, ogni gelateria RivaReno produce quotidianamente la quantita di prodotto necessaria per la giornata minimizzando gli avanzi ed evitando che la bonta e la qualita del gelato vengano alterate. Questo accade anche in inverno, quando il consumo di gelato si riduce.
Nella stagione fredda, infatti, RivaReno ridimensiona l'offerta di gusti e la quantita di gelato prodotto.

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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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