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“la carraia. ice cream in florence”

Gelateria La Carraia
Ranked #6 of 207 Dessert in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Florence, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“la carraia. ice cream in florence”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

it's very cheap and ...good! you have to try the chocolate mousse, amazing, there are always many people in winter as well

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“My favorite gelato in Florence”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

I lived two blocks away from this gelateria and stopped in at least once daily, if not twice daily. The key is knowing the difference between good and bad gelato, just by looking. If the gelato is tall, fluffy and very brightly colored, run away. It is not the good stuff. Carraia (as the locals call it) does it the right way. Their pistacchio, fondente (dark chocolate), and frutta di bosco (mixed berry) are the best I have ever had. Do a 1/2 and 1/2 one Euro cone (I was a sucker for the pistacchio/fondente combo) and prepare for a magical experience.

Visited July 2012
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“I thought I knew gelato till this...”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Within my whole stay in Italy, this has to be the BEST gelato I ate. And I went everywhere. And the prices were really good as well. Everybody is going to have their favorite gelato and by far this has to be mine. A must try!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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“Easily the best gelato in the city”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

While studying abroad, I've been on a quest not only to find the best gelato in the city, but also to eat gelato everyday. Crazy and ambitious, I know. However, my quest led me to La Carraia and it is by far my favorite gelateria in Florence. The flavors are amazing and seasonal, so depending on when you're there you'll see different season-appropriate flavors. It's rich, thick, and creamy, which is exactly what a good gelato should be. Prices are some of the best you'll see for quality gelato in Florence (better than Grom!) and you can choose from seven different sizes. This is a place that the locals frequent, as well as well-informed tourists. There isn't really any indoor seating, but gelato is easy enough to eat on the go. I've brought plenty of friends to La Carraia, each of them thinking that they had a "favorite" gelateria already and every single one of them changed their minds afterwards.

Trust me, as a self-proclaimed gelato expert (I've been eating a gelato a day for the past 93 days), this is a place you can't miss. Favorite flavors include "cookies," "strudel," "nutella," "tiramisu," "cheesecake," and "extra dark chocolate."

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“Amazing gelato, but no place to sit.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Wide variety of gelato flavors. But only a uncomfortable bench to sit on. Prices are competitive and there are seven sizes you can order!

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