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Hemingway

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza Piattellina 9r, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 284781
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16:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This place may be good for chocolate - I've not tried - but definitely not for aperitivi. We had 2 glasses of average wine and a few average nibbles. Cost was 16 euros. The large TV screen with videos of 1980s pop songs only made matters worse.

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Thank LJE08
Florence, Italy
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325 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Hands down the best chocolate bar in town, impressive selection, chilled atmosphere, great tasting courses. Don't have much more to say, as a local we tend to come here in the winter to spend a nice evening with friends! Totally recommended.

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Thank Stalflare
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I was looking for something sweet and in the hotel they told us that we should try this place. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the chocolates are delicious

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Thank NisaLY62
Geelong
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

It's great. They are open late - 1am and serve a large variety of hot and cold chocolate drinks of various strengths. We had the 50% cocoa hot chocolate with cream. The cream was really needed as the chocolate is so strong, sweet and rich. We couldn't finish ours, half the amount would have been enough. One can add chilli,... More 

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Thank Christine A
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Cozy cafe on a side street near the Piazza del Carmine. Extensive cocktail menu and they make a terrific Negroni. Comfortable seating makes this a relaxing place to get out of the hustle and bustle and recharge before dinner.

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Thank Jennifer A
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Not only they ruined my husband's birthday , but they were rude and totally careless. I had spoken with the place manager a week in advance to reserve a table and a custom made cake for my husband and his family to celebrate at midnight....he loves chocolate so I thought Hamingway was a great place since we had not been... More 

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Thank Stefania V
Florence, Italy
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

Hemingway offers a nice atmosphere to sit and chat, especially in the afternoon before the crowds arrive. But the only thing affordable is an espresso. Their syruppy hot chocolate or a piece of one of the cakes is likely to put you in the poor house. Despite the prices this is a favorite hangout for the trendy young people in... More 

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Thank Judith M
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Had a short "refuelling " stop here. They have an extensive tea collection and some very interesting varieties of hot choclate. Prices are typical for the area and if you ask nicely they will give you the wifi password

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Love love love... if you are in the area - Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito... you must stop by and have a slice of their Panetto cake. We had the chocolate and I of course had to have a whole loaf to take home with me! Took a visit or two to get the price from the owner, but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

This review is from 2009...after being advised to find this café bar. We were not disappointed. .joining students and artisans taking gentle coffee and cakes.. An excellent experience which left an indelible memory.....we left with Chocolate Spoons as our treat on our return home........ I have finally found Hemingway's address and phone but would also like their web address....please help!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Piattellina 9r, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 284781

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santo Spirito / San Frediano

Neighbourhood Profile
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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