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La Vecchia Latteria

Via San Pietro 10 | vicino Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 347 474 6448
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (28 reviews)
“gelato” (47 reviews)
“gelateria” (17 reviews)
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Via San Pietro 10 | vicino Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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11 - 20 of 88 reviews

Reviewed May 9, 2017

That is a very good ice-cream indeed, even though my personal absolute best would be the one we have tried the day before in Perugia - that's why only 4 out of 5 stars. In Siena itself it should score a strong 5. Staff wasn't...More

Thank legkiy
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Amazing flavour, it was like making sweet, tender, passionate love for hours and hours. The place doesn't look fancy at all, but who cares when ice-cream tastes lime it's forged by Gods!

Thank ebateru
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Absolutely delicious. The best I've had in Italy other than Natale in Lecce. The store is a little out of the way and closes earlier than many, but is worth it. Rich, full of taste, great flavours, and the price was slightly lower than some...More

Thank MikeMidd2001
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We had an icecream every day from different spots in Florence, Pisa and Siena, but this was the best of all! Is like a 'caress' in your mouth!

Thank Eirini V
Reviewed March 16, 2017

It´s true what says it here on tripadvisor. We found it according to the instructions on tripadvisor. Ice cream salesman was very nice and friendly. And ice cream was amazing !

Thank Laura_Luty
Reviewed November 18, 2016

We asked two different locals where to find the best gelato and they both said this place. One person said don't go to the nearby place which has "fake" gelato, meaning mass produced. At La Vecchia they make their own with high quality ingredients, and...More

Thank whirledgirl
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Stumbled upon in while exploring the streets of Siena. Good ice cream - no complaints there: it's creamy and of intense flavour. But the woman behind the counter made me feel like I was intruding on her.

Thank zinn0ber
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Really really good gelato. We got limoncello, fondente and pistachio and it was one better than the other flavour. This place should win the best gelato championship

Thank Argaussie
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Don't waste your money on expensive ice creams from the main piazza, instead seek out this icecream parlour located in a quiet street just 5 minutes walk from the centre. A great selection of flavours, a friendly service and 6 generous icecreams for about 15...More

Thank wendypp2015
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Highly recommended are dark chocolat and even more so the Mango. Very fruity, really delicious. We came two times and had the small cone at 2€ for up to two flavours.

Thank eatdrinkmenwomen
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Average prices
$2 - $3
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Pietro 10 | vicino Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 347 474 6448
Description
C'era una volta una vecchia latteria in via San Pietro a Siena, una latteria con le piastrelle alle pareti e i contenitori di latte fresco. Qualcuno si ricorda "Tonina" la signora che gestiva quella latteria. Qui, oltre al latte fresco che all'epoca si comprava portando la bottiglia di vetro da casa, Tonina faceva la panna montata. E la sua era la panna montata piu buona della citta. Sembra una storia antichissima, e invece e una storia di pochi decenni fa quando ancora erano in vigore le lire, i televisori erano in bianco e nero (a colori c'erano pochi), i computer non erano diffusi i telefonini non esistevano proprio. Oggi la vecchia latteria e una gelateria, anzi e la prima "social gelateria" a Siena. I tempi sono cambiati e le nuove tecnologie hanno rinnovato il modo di comunicare cosi anche degustare il gelato e un'esperienza che puo essere condivisa con gli amici in modo virtuale e divertente. Ma Fabio e Francesco che sono esperti di dolcezza, hanno un cuore romantico e per il loro locale hanno voluto mantenere il nome con cui generazioni di bambini ormai cresciuti hanno chiamato quel luogo dove c'era la panna di Tonina. Una sorta di omaggio ai tanti sacrifici e agli altrettanti buoni propositi che i bambini di allora facevano per meritarsi un cono di quella panna...
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