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Gelateria de' Medici

#19 of 200 Dessert in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Maria Novella
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Via dello Statuto 3/5 r, Florence, Italy
9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Florence, Italy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are pretty picky about our gelato since we've been in Florence for 2+ years now. We're fortunate to live near Badiani (a dream of a gelateria) but when we're downtown, Gelateria de Medici is one of our favorite stops! The people who work there are delightful and willing to put up to 4 flavors in their... More 

Thank mldivona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very delicious ice cream, doesn't taste like industrial ice cream, reasonable price, the service is quick and good!

Thank gloriafrias
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The best gelato we've had in Italy so far! It's so good. Especially their house flavour. Its a small place in a quiet neighborhood away from the crowds and city center, but it is worth it.

Thank xolleen
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is my favorite gelateria in Firenze. They have excellent flavors and everything is fresh. It's also a local favorite as well. The best is the ricotta and pear (best gelato I've ever had) followed closely by the orange and chocolate.

Thank Rachel K
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

This gelataria was recommended to us as the best Gelataria in Florence. It is located in a side street off the beaten track, but when you taste the gelato it is well worth finding. There is so much choice of cold gelato and sorbet, then there are cakes and pastries. We walked there twice in 2 days just to savour... More 

Thank Martin T
Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

You have to put at least a hundred symbols for Trip Advisor, but in fact it's just four: the best ice-cream ever. That's it. Worth trying if you are around.

Thank Maxim T
San Francisco, California
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73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is far off the beaten path but worth a visit for the chocolate orange flavor. It is about 1.5 miles from the Ponte Vecchio so put on your walking shoes.

Thank atlanta14
Florence, Italy
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

The Gelateria de' Medici has the best gelato in the world. Period. Whether it is in Piazza Beccaria or Via dello Statuto, the gelato is amazing. From the incredible pistacchio, riso, misto bosco and fior di latte and nutella and the crema dei medici and the cioccolato all'arancia, this place is really incredible. The place is also amazing if you... More 

Thank Desmondino
Sitiawan, Malaysia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Tried many renowned and recommended gelatos via TripAdvisor and traveler's blogs but the gelatos here win hands down. It probably set the bar too high for me to enjoy gelatos elsewhere. You have not had gelato until you have tasted their pistachio gelato. Simply revelatory

Thank Christa C
Sedona, Arizona
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is worth the walk or bus trip from downtown. Great prices, amazing flavors and just plain authentic. You won't get the nasty tourist gelato here - only exceptional flavors that make choosing only a few flavors difficult.

Thank Cdaz2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $9
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dello Statuto 3/5 r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: 055475156

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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