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The Oil Shoppe

#685 of 2,062 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Sant'Egidio, 22/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 386 0091
10:00 - 19:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I studied abroad in Florence and ate at oil shoppe all the time! the owner is incredibly nice and is very personable. we were on a first name basis by the end of my study and he knew my order by heart. incredible place that i am always craving!! number 9 is the best one on the menu in my... More 

Thank Jordy L
Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We randomly found this shop as we walked away from the centre of town! For €4 a sandwich we thought we'd try it and it was amazing! I had number 15 which was fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and it was truly delicious! I wish I'd gotten 2 so I could have taken one with me for later!

Thank Rebecca C
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This little sub shop came highly recommended from a student who spent time in Florence. The owners were very friendly, and the subs were delicious! I enjoyed the spicy meatball sub, and my wife had the chicken parm panini. The bread was fresh, and toasted perfectly! Very reasonably priced, and would recommend stopping by for a quick bite!

Thank Jeffrey G
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were doing our laundry in a little laundromat near Hotel Monna Lisa, and walked across the street to check out the small shop that said "Best Sandwiches in Florence!" It's a pretty remarkable claim to make in a city that has some of the best sandwiches in the whole world, but it turned out to be true! We were... More 

Thank bschafer48
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I studied abroad here in Florence back in 2010, when I ate one of these sandwiches every week (or more...) Recently returned to Florence for a family vacation and had to come here. The sandwiches are fresh, delicious, and have quality ingredients. Its also the best coffee I've ever had. HIGHLY recommend stopping in here, but make sure you come... More 

Thank shapirolindsay
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

One of the single best paninis I have ever had. Asked the owner to make me something delicious, following a friend's recommendation and he made me the most incredible sandwich filled with freshly sliced meat, soft Brie like cheese, truffles spread on the bread, marinated veggies, fresh arugula, and a fried egg! It was heavenly and only 4€! The quality... More 

Thank Tracy R
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Here you can chose from a huge variety of delicious sandwiches. There are vegan and vegetarian options as well. You have to wait for a while until they're finished (they're freshly made), but it's definitely worth the wait. The small room might not always offer enough seats to sit (as it is a popular place), but you can take your... More 

Thank chottinger
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is an awesome place to stop for lunch. American style sandwiches are great. Chicken Parm is amazing. It can get pretty crowded, but still quick.

Thank Sean T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I studied abroad in Florence and always came to the Oil Shoppe for lunch before class! The Food is amazing and such a friendly owner and atmosphere. I always recommend to anyone I know visiting Florence

Thank Madeline F
Florence, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

So cheap, so delicious! Get the homemade potato chips, he slices them in front of you! 10/10 would recommend! Will definitely be returning!

Thank meredithbrice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Italian, American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Egidio, 22/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 386 0091
This is not like many people thinking, just american food, here you can find italian pasta so fresh... Because we have kitchen....you dont trust when the people have pasta WITHOUT Kitchen, is old pasta, and not fresh. We have salad, and our ingredients are only italian.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Duomo

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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