17 Best Gelato in Florence that Italians Love Too

Best In Florence

 Our 17 Best Gelato In Florence are:

Gelato Shop Rating Price
Cantina del Gelato 4.7 stars from 388 ratings Inexpensive $$
Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato, Firenze Via dei Calzaiuoli, Piazza del Duomo 4.4 stars from 2123 ratings Moderate Price $$$
Rivareno Gelato 4.7 stars from 588 ratings Moderate Price $$$
Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato, Firenze Piazza della Signoria 4.2 stars from 370 ratings Moderate Price $$$
La Carraia 4.6 stars from 4937 ratings Inexpensive $$
My Sugar gelato artigianale 4.7 stars from 301 ratings Inexpensive $$
Studio Gelato 4.4 stars from 169 ratings Moderate Price $$$
Vivoli 4.4 stars from 2210 ratings Moderate Price $$$
Il Gelato di filo 4.6 stars from 207 ratings Inexpensive $$
Gelateria dei Neri 4.7 stars from 2891 ratings Moderate Price $$$
Cantina del gelato 4.5 stars from 225 ratings Inexpensive $$
La Bottega del Gelato 4.3 stars from 54 ratings Inexpensive $$
Gelateria Edoardo 4.6 stars from 959 ratings Moderate Price $$$
Perché no!... 4.6 stars from 1682 ratings Inexpensive $$
DONDURMACI Gelateria Della Passera 4.7 stars from 739 ratings Inexpensive $$
La Strega Nocciola Gelateria Artigianale 4.7 stars from 520 ratings Moderate Price $$$
Gelateria Artigianale La Sorbettiera 4.8 stars from 512 ratings Inexpensive $$

Cantina del Gelato

Cantina del Gelato
Rating: 4.7 stars from 388 ratings
Inexpensive $$
Cantina del Gelato is best for excellent ice cream and fruit smoothies during hot weather.

Although  famous for their fruit smoothies like mango and passion fruit smoothies, their ice creams were nice too, and the staff were absolutely kind and very welcoming.

They have a variety of flavors, like fig with ricotta, caramel with pink salt, and the traditional pistachio, The speciality is “açai na tigela”, berry and banana smoothie with muesli and guaranà or honey, 6 €.

Note there is no bathroom.

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Address: Via de' Bardi, 31, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 050 1617

Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato, Firenze Via dei Calzaiuoli, Piazza del Duomo

Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato, Firenze Via dei Calzaiuoli, Piazza del Duomo
Rating: 4.4 stars from 2123 ratings

Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato, Firenze Via dei Calzaiuoli, Piazza del Duomo is best for moderate priced gelato with amazing taste.

The iconic Italian ice cream they serve is extremely good and tasty and they are usually busy. They also have chocolates and candies which are sold per 100g. You can also have hot crepes with Nutella and ice-cream .

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Address: Via dei Calzaiuoli, 65/R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 264339

Rivareno Gelato

Rivareno Gelato
Rating: 4.7 stars from 588 ratings
Moderate Price $$$
Rivareno Gelato is best for health-minded having smooth, flavorful creamy gelato with no added fat and sugar.

They have pistacchio, crema di rivareno, chocolate and nocciola. Every single one was crazy flavourful, smooth, creamy. Knowing there are no added sugar and fats in the Greek yogurt option is great for health conscious people

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Address: Borgo degli Albizi, 46R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 011 8039

Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato, Firenze Piazza della Signoria

Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato, Firenze Piazza della Signoria
Rating: 4.2 stars from 370 ratings
Moderate Price $$$
Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato, Firenze Piazza della Signoria is best for the 100% chocolate selection.

It is a stunning chocolate house besides serving excellent gelato. There are all types of chocolate, up to 100% cocoa.

Prices are a bit higher but the quality is worth it and the service professional and friendly. Staff is taking their job seriously and will assist you when requested.

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Address: Via Calimaruzza, 2-4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 288505

La Carraia

La Carraia
Rating: 4.6 stars from 4937 ratings
Inexpensive $$
La Carraia is best for affordable yummy gelato.

Tasting a gelato flavor at a budget is what we all aim for. Fulfill that dream here at La Carraia with just a euro for a taster cone. You get a decent portion of flavors for the price you pay.

It is a perfect spot for paying a visit before you hit the city’s hippest nightlife spots at Oltrarno. Though the place is always flooded with Italians, you can enjoy your scoop at a secluded bridge of Carraia. Soaking in the picturesque cityscape while slurping your favorite flavors would be the most relaxing activity while in Florence.

Try the classic ones like pistachio and coffee or the unique ones like ricotta & pear and walnut & fig. Do not forget to try mint as they make the best mint in town. Also, their Biscottino flavor is super-yummy and hard to miss.

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Address: Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25/r, 50124 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 280695

My Sugar gelato artigianale

My Sugar gelato artigianale
Rating: 4.7 stars from 301 ratings
Inexpensive $$
My Sugar gelato artigianale is best reasonably priced home-made gelato.

My Sugar also have some less traditional gelato flavors that are adventurous. This small but inviting gelateria is run by a young couple Alberto and Julia alongside Alberto’s sister Debora.

16 flavors are prepared daily from the fresh ingredients sourced from the famous San Lorenzo market nearby. You will observe Italian youth in the crowd going ga-ga over the innovative flavors prepared by the couple. Try their classic flavors like tiramisu and pistachio or order the unique best-selling flavors ‘Malaga’, prepared with sweet marsala wine and raisins in a cream base, and ‘Melacotta’, made of ricotta, apple, cinnamon, and honey.

I’m glad to share with you that they also offer some vegan-friendly varieties. Do not forget to try Asian-inspired flavors like adzuki bean, black milk tea, and black sesame.

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Address: Via de' Ginori, 49/red, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 393 069 6042

Studio Gelato

Studio Gelato
Rating: 4.4 stars from 169 ratings

Studio Gelato is best for their sweet gelato with friendly staff.

The service standard was also high with very friendly staff. You can get two medium portions gelato for 6€ each containing 3 different types of ice cream which is slightly higher than usual..

The available tastes are a standard selection with some additional ones like 'Kinder' or cheesecake. 

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Address: Via dei Servi, 41R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 493 2534

Vivoli

Vivoli
Rating: 4.4 stars from 2210 ratings
Moderate Price $$$
Vivoli is best for visitors looking for the oldest gelato shop in Florence.

How can Italians miss a visit to the oldest gelato shop in Florence? Founded in 1930, the art of creating authentic gelatos has been passed on to the 4th generation.

If you are visiting the main historical monuments of the city, don’t forget to enjoy the real taste of gelatos at Vivoli located just a few steps away from Santa Croce. Though Pistachio and chocolate with orange are a favorite of regular visitors here, you must try fantasia that contains chocolate, dried fruit, and cherries.

You will be surprised to know that they do not offer cones so you can enjoy the true flavors of gelato directly from the cup.

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Address: Via Isola delle Stinche, 7r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 292334

Il Gelato di filo

Il Gelato di filo
Rating: 4.6 stars from 207 ratings
Inexpensive $$
Il Gelato di filo is best for home made gelato with friendly staff and cozy place.

This tiny place have many unique flavors and great for snacking near Piazza Michelangelo.

Address: Via S. Miniato, 5, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 248 0617

Gelateria dei Neri

Gelateria dei Neri
Rating: 4.7 stars from 2891 ratings
Moderate Price $$$
Gelateria dei Neri is best for numerous chocolate and caramel selections.

You will find the city’s most traditional gelatos in Santa Croce. This family-run gelateria has been named after the street it is located in. If you are a die-hard fan of chocolate, you must visit this place as they offer numerous chocolate variations in the form of dark chocolate, chocolate with orange, chocolate with hazelnuts, and many more to provide you a unique experience. Don’t forget to try pure caramel flavor for a punch of sweetness.

If you are feeling adventurous go for ricotta with fig or chocolate with chili pepper.

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Address: Via dei Neri, 9/11R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 210034

Cantina del gelato

Cantina del gelato
Rating: 4.5 stars from 225 ratings
Inexpensive $$

Cantina del gelato is best for salted caramel gelato.

Besides selling açai bowl in Florence with fresh ingredients, their salted caramel gelato was also delicious. This little gem is located close to some hotels with their gelato in a pan with a lid instead of open containers.

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Address: Borgo la Croce, 30/red, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 532 0334

La Bottega del Gelato

La Bottega del Gelato
Rating: 4.3 stars from 54 ratings
Inexpensive $$
La Bottega del Gelato is best for bigger portion ice cream near tourist attractions.

They used natural ingredients and have flavour like stracciatella which was creamy and loaded with dark chocolate bits. 

The higher price is offset by its bigger portion.

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Address: Via Por Santa Maria, 33r, 50100 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 339 577 9862

Gelateria Edoardo

Gelateria Edoardo
Rating: 4.6 stars from 959 ratings
Moderate Price $$$
Gelateria Edoardo is best for vegan with organic selections

Hidden behind the Duomo cathedral, they offer lots of vegan selections with great gelato like pistachio and also sorbets selection or fresh cones.

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 45/R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 281055

Perché no!...

Perché no!...
Rating: 4.6 stars from 1682 ratings
Inexpensive $$
Perché no!... is best for inexpensive gelato with friendly staff and vegan selections.

Established in 1939, it is a favorite of locals even after eight long decades. When you want a taste of tradition, look no beyond Perchè No that makes yummy gelatos using only the basics - milk, eggs, cream, and fruits. You will also find several vegan-friendly flavors on offer. The Cammilli family, that runs the gelateria, believes in delivering freshness and using only the top-quality ingredients for making the ultimate mouth-watering gelatos. While the classic flavors of pistachio nut and Florentine cream taste great, the innovative ginger, Sacher cake, and green tea flavors are hard to miss.

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Address: Via dei Tavolini, 19r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 239 8969

DONDURMACI Gelateria Della Passera

DONDURMACI Gelateria Della Passera
Rating: 4.7 stars from 739 ratings
Inexpensive $$
DONDURMACI Gelateria Della Passera is best for a quick gelato craving.

The owner is proud of her work with choices like pistachio, raspberry or chocolate. The portions are small and good for your gelato carving.

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Address: Via Toscanella, 15/red, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 614 2071

La Strega Nocciola Gelateria Artigianale

La Strega Nocciola Gelateria Artigianale
Rating: 4.7 stars from 520 ratings

La Strega Nocciola Gelateria Artigianale is best for sitting down and enjoying your gelato.

This place allow you to sit and enjoy your gelato with flavors like pistachio, dark chocolate or praline.

Prices are very reasonable for the quality and service, You can also try a few flavors before buying. 

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Address: Via de' Bardi, 51/r, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 238 2150

Gelateria Artigianale La Sorbettiera

Gelateria Artigianale La Sorbettiera
Rating: 4.8 stars from 512 ratings
Inexpensive $$
Gelateria Artigianale La Sorbettiera is best for flavorful gelato with great cones too.

Antonio Ciabattoni started working in a gelato shop in Germany, owned by his brother and sister-in-law, at a tender age of 16 years. With the art of making gelatos in his blood, he started his very own gelateria with his wife Elisa in Florence.

You’ll be amazed to know that he whips up 16 different flavors every single day to serve you with variety. This delightful array of flavors are produced from the best raw materials money can buy. Not only the locals, but people from all over Italy also love the innovative concoctions made by Antonio.

Besides the classic flavors like Raspberry and Bronte pistachio, you will also find some unique flavors like rosemary pear, lemon sage, and Antonio’s signature flavor salted caramel. If you are a chocolate lover, don’t forget to try the mouth-watering ‘Catrame’ flavor made majorly with dark chocolate.

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Address: Piazza Torquato Tasso, 11r, 50124 Firenze FI, Italy, Tel Number: +39 055 512 0336
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Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed and share this Best Gelato in Florence Guide for 2020. Look forward to the new list next year to find new ice cream shops worth visiting too.

If you like to find out more about gelato, do read our one-stop guide to gelato in Italy too which will let you know more about gelato and also a list of Gelato shops to go around Italy. Find the guide here.


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