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The Oil Shoppe

#639 of 1,990 Restaurants in Florence
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Via Sant'Egidio, 22/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 386 0091
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I studied abroad in Florence and always came to the Oil Shoppe for lunch before class! The Food is amazing and such a friendly owner and atmosphere. I always recommend to anyone I know visiting Florence

Thank Madeline F
Florence, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

So cheap, so delicious! Get the homemade potato chips, he slices them in front of you! 10/10 would recommend! Will definitely be returning!

Thank meredithbrice
Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This place has a menu with 20+ paninis and other things including fries, burgers, and subs. It takes a while to receive your food, but each dish is served fresh so it is well worth the wait. Their iced coffees and smoothies are a must! So far, best iced coffee I've had in all of Florence.

Thank blaxcr3
Province of Florence, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Good for sandwiches, gets busy, but if you're patient the food is worth it. The people are really nice too! Try the iced coffee too, thought it was really delicious

Thank Wilson P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Only thing I can say is this is the first time I have ever been disappointed in Italian food. I ordered the sub "all veg mozz and pesto".. The vegetables on the sandwich were soggy peas carrots and potato as if from a can of soup. Nothing else. The pieces of mozzarella were tiny little squares. And overall the amount... More 

Thank Maddie C
Theoilshoppe, Proprietario at The Oil Shoppe, responded to this review

We are so happy that many people don't think like you. I'm not sure you came here for eating, may be someone suggesting you writing bad comment. And you already talk about good reference in this place. We made around 100 sandwiches every day and you are the second person in 3 years put one star so the problem is... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

A hugely extensive menu. Everything was VERY VERY fresh and delicious. I ate a hamburger and fries and chicken parmesan and both were DELICIOUS. If I lived in Florence I would eat here all the time. VERY reasonably priced.. Not a fancy shop but plenty of seats and clean. 5 stars

Thank shirley742015
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Anyone who reviewed this place and said it has good chicken parm is an idiot. Chicken parm is supposed to be breaded and fried chicken cutlet with marinara sauce and melted cheese. This was chunks of cold grilled chicken with about a spoonful of tasteless tomato sauce and some Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Inedible.

Thank Jake S
Theoilshoppe, Direttore at The Oil Shoppe, responded to this review
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Ci sono persone idiote al mondo, hai ragione come chi entra qui chiede una parmigiana di pollo e non controlla... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My favorite sandwich here is the Chicken Parm. Personally, I think Oil Shoppe does "American" sandwiches better than anything else. If you want a typical Italian panini, I'd advise to try somewhere else.

Thank Kerry S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

My roommate found The Oil Shoppe online and suggested going there! I was most positively surpriser! Paninos are big and really tasty (I'm going for a salad next time cause I'm sure it is AMAZING), the staff is really kind and super nice, and I was positively surpriser with the pries. Definitely my new lunch place in Florence!!

Thank DonataRihtaric
Theoilshoppe, Direttore at The Oil Shoppe, responded to this review

Thanks so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

The salad in The Oil Shoppe is so great anf the service too. It has everything it needs for a quick lunch. The taste, the service, the price. We are impressed! Great chat with the owners today and as promised, we write down our review for you Erik and Maya Indonesia

Thank Maya D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $7
Italian, American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Egidio, 22/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 386 0091
This is not like many people thinking, just american food, here you can find italian pasta so fresh... Because we have kitchen....you dont trust when the people have pasta WITHOUT Kitchen, is old pasta, and not fresh. We have salad, and our ingredients are only italian.

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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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