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Rivareno Gelato

#18 of 208 Dessert in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
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Via Borgo Degli Albizi, 46/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 011 8039
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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to many, many places for gelato in Florence and Rivareno is hands down the BEST! Don't miss it.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Have tried a three digit number of ice cream parlors in Italy, and some hundreds worldwide. This was the best one! Try the mixture- flavor of White Chocolate, Hazelnut and sort of "Nutella"!

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Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have tried many gelato places in Florence and this is the best. Their prices are reasonable and they even deliver.

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Thank bobblaha
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Probably the best ice cream i've ever had. I've been here 3 times and it was always amazing. Very nice staff too. Thank you.

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Thank Rui S
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Wandering through the city looking for gelato, we happened upon Rivareno. No preservatives. No artificial flavors. Good value. Flavors you won't find at most shops. Ricotta and figs. Pine nuts. Rice and white chocolate. And all reasons to return.

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Thank Pamela M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Lonely planet, trip-advisor all seem to underrate this little gem. I have tried all the top 5 places both base on trip-advisor ranking and lonely planet ranking, i think this one offers different creamy texture: cream+honey+orange is the must try.

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Thank ZHONG S
hotelmalaspina, Proprietario at Rivareno Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice words. Un caro saluto. Marco More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I know, I live in the same area...and it is the best beautiful ice cream in Florence. Salvo ...the guy that works there is so lovable and friendly ...amazing!

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hotelmalaspina, Proprietario at Rivareno Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice words. Best regards. Marco More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Which is a sign of a good gelato I'm told! Had 2 scoops, should have gone for one as it was generous. Good choice of flavours with specials. Very very good and lovely store.

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hotelmalaspina, Proprietario at Rivareno Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice words. Best regards. Marco More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Alice - the flavor I will never forget!! Sorbets also one of a kind. Nice service! Good prizes for a great quality:)

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hotelmalaspina, Proprietario at Rivareno Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice words. Best regards. Marco More 

Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This gelateria is a little out of the way, but we had been told about buonatalenti ice cream, which is typical of Florence. It is made with honey and orange and lemon zest, so we stopped to try it. It was high quality ice cream, and the staff were very helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Borgo Degli Albizi, 46/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 011 8039
Description
RivaReno Gelato is synonymous with a constant quest in the world for all natural ingredients for their freshness, purity, intense flavours and overall highest grade qualities. Our gelato contains no hydrogenated fat, preservatives, anti-oxidants and artificial colourings. One of the most important ingredients of gelato is milk. The quality of our milk and the way we process it contains the secret of the intensity and the extraordinary taste of RivaReno Gelato. RivaReno Gelato is made only with alpine milk and cream from the Stura Valley in Piedmont. The Stura Valley is situated on the border between the Cozie and Maretime Alps in the province of Cuneo of the Piedmont region. Each RivaReno store has a lab where every flavour is made by adhering to high standard production processes. Our gelato is made daily in small batches several times a day to ensure ultra-freshness. RivaReno Gelato is not displayed in the typical ice-cream counter where customers can see the products. Our gelato is contained in the traditional Italian cylindrical containers deep inside the counter so as not to be exposed to the air for better conservation. We do not use colorants or preservatives nor do we need to use air to "puff up" our gelato. RivaReno sources the world for the best raw materials. The intenseness of our gelato comes from generous dosage of those materials of the highest qualities. We also use cones that contain less sugar so that our customers actually taste the genuine flavours of our gelato rather than being "distracted" by the sweetness of the cones.

INTENSO, VELLUTATO, CREMOSO. BUONO PERCHE SEMPRE FRESCO.
Un piacere per il palato dalle caratteristiche inconfondibili che si riconosco al primo assaggio. Il gelato RivaReno e il risultato unico di un giusto equilibrio fra intensita di sapori, consistenza avvolgente e giusta temperatura di servizio.
Materie prime di altissima qualita e il loro corretto dosaggio fanno si che ad ogni assaggio del gelato RivaReno si percepisca chiaramente il gusto di ogni singolo ingrediente. La cura costante nella ricettazione, il dosaggio equilibrato di zuccheri e grassi, uniti a una formulazione attenta impediscono la formazione nel gelato di cristalli di ghiaccio e gli donano un'inconfondibile consistenza vellutata e cremosa.
La temperatura cui il gelato viene servito, piu alta rispetto alla norma, favorisce la percezione distintiva dei sapori dando la sensazione di gustare un gelato meno freddo del solito.
Per offrire ai propri clienti un gelato sempre fresco, ogni gelateria RivaReno produce quotidianamente la quantita di prodotto necessaria per la giornata minimizzando gli avanzi ed evitando che la bonta e la qualita del gelato vengano alterate. Questo accade anche in inverno, quando il consumo di gelato si riduce.
Nella stagione fredda, infatti, RivaReno ridimensiona l'offerta di gusti e la quantita di gelato prodotto.

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Duomo
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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