This tip might not come as a surprise for many, this lovely gelateria is right on Piazza Duomo, and is always visited by lots of people.
I grew up in a touristic city, and ever since I was a child I have been warned that the majority of the centrally located restaurants and shops were just “tourists traps” where everything is expensive and of low quality. But this time the location doesn’t take any value from Edoardo’s ice cream!
Edoardo is in my own Florence top-5 ice cream parlours , and I’m not an easy customer when it comes to gelato. The prices are above average, € 3 for the smallest portion, but the ingredients are organic, and the cone alone is enough to make up for the price. It’s not the usual ready-made cone, they hand-make it there in front of you, and sometimes they serve it when it’s still warm!
The ice cream is dense and flavourful, even the vegan ones make skeptics change their minds. My first time I chose peach and vanilla, it was really like eating a peach, and I fell in love instantly! A friend of mine is a pistachio-maniac, and according to her it was the best ever.
The shop’s very charming, with a vintage, shabby-chic style, but it’s also small, so when it’s crowded you have to wait outside. Beware the queue is always very long, with people waiting up to half an hour. How could you blame them, it’s worth it!