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“Total Rip off!!”
Review of Caffe Maioli

Caffe Maioli
Ranked #88 of 89 Coffee & Tea in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Pitti
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Neighborhood: Pitti
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Made the mistake of walking into this restaurant without looking at the price list, however thinking back we were told by the waiter to look at the counter ,tell him what we wanted and he would bring them to the table, tired hot and exhausted this us what we done, MISTAKE!!! 1 Latte, 1 Iced drink and 2 pieces of average stale cake €26!!This restaurant clearly takes advantage of tired tourists and has no clear price list available! A member of staff approached the table half way through stating the shift had finished and would we like to leave a tip!! Feeling embarrassed we gave a tip. Had we known what the final bill would've been this certainly would not have happened. If you read this before entering the restaurant - AVOID!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

During all my stay in Florence this was by far my worst experience. The staff was horribly unwelcoming and rude, and didn't even try to speak english. Also, even though the location is comfortable, everything else was just really really bad. Finally, the food and ice cream were just ghastly as well as being extremely overpriced.

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1  Thank Molekula2302
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place looks inviting and is in a great location but the positives end there. We had terrible service, disgusting food and we unexpectedly paid an arm and a leg for it. They don't post a menu or prices for a reason. Left feeling really ripped off. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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1  Thank Jess109010
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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We wish we had a quick look at this cafe's rating before we stepped in, because the bad reviews are true. It was a hot day and we were exhausted, just wanted to briefly sit down for a quick drink. We grabbed a bottle of beer and a bottle of tea from the fridge, advertised as 3.5 and 3 euros respectively. They ended up charging us 11.50 euros! The most expensive bottled tea I have ever had in my life! So they only displayed the cheap takeaway prices but at the end, basically charged whatever they wanted if you sit down. I can understand a slight sitting charge but that was totally outrageous for such ordinary looking place. Yes the cafe is right by Ponte Vecchio but no special views or atmosphere from the cafe itself. To top it off, they had the dirtiest, most disgusting toilet - no kidding.

1  Thank ch1kka
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I'm not the only individual that had a bad experience here. Unfortunately the owners probably don't care as they have a great location. I bought gelato for the kids and paid twice the price you'd expect to pay anywhere else in the city. The shop is locate at the end of the Ponte Vecchio bridge on the opposite side of the Arno river from the Uffizi.

If you must have gelato or any other food, consider going a few extra steps to the many other food shops in the area.

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2  Thank saudisultan187870
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