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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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't believe we fell for this - outside the price board said 4 Euros for 3 scoops, but when they ask you to come in to pay you find out the cones (!) are an extra 3 Euros... when I complained to the seller she just shrugged. These people are scammers making loads of money from people who fail to... More 

Thank OCA2013
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 12 euros for 2 cones (what a ripoff), but felt worse for the sweet older couple who came in before us and was charged 20 euros for the same thing.

Thank Evan E
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

not kidding when they say tourist scam. Ok gelato, but they trick you into getting to €10 size, asked for a small got a medium cup for €10. When I said I asked for a small she said no you didn't.....

Thank Keller B
Reading, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

No prices at front of shop. Charged €10 per cone when going inside to pay. Not good ice cream, total scam. Avoid at all costs.

Thank apstapleton
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I saw delicious looking gelato in the window so we decided to step up and get some. While the lady was scooping our cones I started to get money ready, but I realized there were no prices posted (which I thought was illegal in Italy). I figured two cones shouldn't be more than €8 or so. Nope. €16. Normally we... More 

Thank Mark B
Hong Kong
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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594 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 571 helpful votes
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 6 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 27 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

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  • 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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