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Gelaterie Sofia SRL

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Via Por Santa Maria 5R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 214399
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Hong Kong
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we got charged 20 euros for waffles with ice cream and a cannoli ... thought it was a bit suspicious and then i came here and saw that yes, indeed, everyone else got scammed here too. avoid. the prices are not displayed very clearly. so when you ask for waffles with ice cream they give you two waffles sandwiching ice... More 

Thank Turelchemi
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If there is a minus or 0 star i would have given that. Just got ripped off 15 euros for a cup (as shown in picture) of 3 flavour gelato which would cost about 5 euros elsewhere. Their gelato must be made of golden nuggets. No price was listed outside and you would only find the shock of your life... More 

Thank Li C
Calgary, Canada
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514 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

By the time we arrived in Florence we had frequented the gelato counters in Rome, Milan and around Lake Como. The usual prices were about 3 Euro a scoop. Our group stooped at the stand and we did not check the prices carefully. This particular shop charged THIRTY EIGHT EURO FOR SIX SINGLE SCOOP CONES – Approximately US$ 45! Florence... More 

Thank FunOnly
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Avoid at all costs. Two scoops in a cup is listed as €4. We ordered 3 cups and started eating them. The price was then €30 - this is a scam run by chinese people. Do NOT buy anything here!

Thank Hans H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

It's the worst, but the most expensive ice cream in Florence!! Never go there! Its a sack! I was asking the reasons, but they just laughing.

Thank Zsolt Z
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This place needs to be reported to a better business bureau or something of the like in Florence. It's a complete scam and the prices that are listed as you walk up to the shop say 3 or 4 euro for 2-3 scoops of gelato, but they charge double or triple that when you walk in to pay. The scam... More 

Thank David B
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

The lady tried to charge me 20 Euros for two cones. The price list states €3 Euros for one scoop. Con lady offered a biscuit cone and put in our chosen scoop. She beckoned us to sit inside. When I refused to pay €20 euros she blocked my exit. I paid my €3 Euros for each cone and pushed past... More 

Thank Carol S
Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

2 small cones for 20 euro, gelato was OK but it is a total scam when you see a sign in the front that says 3 euro for a scoop, I ordered two small and hand the lady a ten and she points to the cone inside and said 10 each. If you see this place walk by and do... More 

Thank shaunb1234
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

For a gelato, 1liter of water, and 1 crepes, we got charged for €14.00. We decided to stay inside and while we were eating inside for not even an hour, the police came twice in the store because of customer complaints. One guy complained that his waffle was old and he was demanding another one. Another incident was with a... More 

Thank Christina E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

DO NOT GO HERE. Complete tourist rip off. Does not even deserve half a circle rating. If this was the last place on earth to buy gelato I would eat my boots.

Thank BMC1983

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Restaurant Details

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Por Santa Maria 5R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 214399

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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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