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The Oil Shoppe

#590 of 2,012 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were doing our laundry in a little laundromat near Hotel Monna Lisa, and walked across the street to check out the small shop that said "Best Sandwiches in Florence!" It's a pretty remarkable claim to make in a city that has some of the best sandwiches in the whole world, but it turned out to be true! We were... More 

Thank bschafer48
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I studied abroad here in Florence back in 2010, when I ate one of these sandwiches every week (or more...) Recently returned to Florence for a family vacation and had to come here. The sandwiches are fresh, delicious, and have quality ingredients. Its also the best coffee I've ever had. HIGHLY recommend stopping in here, but make sure you come... More 

Thank shapirolindsay
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the single best paninis I have ever had. Asked the owner to make me something delicious, following a friend's recommendation and he made me the most incredible sandwich filled with freshly sliced meat, soft Brie like cheese, truffles spread on the bread, marinated veggies, fresh arugula, and a fried egg! It was heavenly and only 4€! The quality... More 

Thank Tracy R
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you can chose from a huge variety of delicious sandwiches. There are vegan and vegetarian options as well. You have to wait for a while until they're finished (they're freshly made), but it's definitely worth the wait. The small room might not always offer enough seats to sit (as it is a popular place), but you can take your... More 

Thank chottinger
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is an awesome place to stop for lunch. American style sandwiches are great. Chicken Parm is amazing. It can get pretty crowded, but still quick.

Thank Sean T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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  • 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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