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“Best ice cream outside Italy. Certainly the best in Funchal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carapina

Carapina
Ranked #101 of 216 Dessert in Florence
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Takeout
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best ice cream outside Italy. Certainly the best in Funchal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

If you want the most delicious ice cream in Funchal this is the place to come. SUPERB. I defy you to find better. Skip your desert and join the inevitable que to experience the tastiest,smoothest ice cream ever.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keith H
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Beirut, Lebanon
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not tourist friendly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

As much as i was looking forward going to Carapina to taste their ice cream, at the second we stepped foot in the gelateria we felt that we were not welcomed: The waiter did not speak any english, thus making it impossible to communicate with him, and even less get any explanation of the different flavors offered. We had to sign language the number of scoops and sizes of cones from him to understand, and chose randomly the flavors.

Taste was ok, but definitely not the best in Florence, and not worth the hassle of finding the place.

not recommended...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kouroum
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Northern Ireland
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Best ice cream and sorbets in Florence by far.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

We were told by the proprietor of a local restaurant to go to Carapina for the best ices in Florence and were not disappointed. We have tried a few and Carapina cannot be beaten. Don't bother with any of the places where they pile the ice cream high, it's only for show and has melted and been refrozen again and again.
The flavours at Carapina are wonderful and very original. It's easy to find on Via Lambertesca near the Ponte Vecchio which is also a must see. Just go to Carapina and enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank coantrimtripadviser
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Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fantastic ice-cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Fantastic ice-cream!very friendly staff,the tastes of ice-cream seem to be real fruits,very fantastic tastes! this place is strictly recommended!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TulpanAmsterdam
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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic gelato near the Uffizi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Loved the gelato. Fresh fruity flavors and rich chocolate. One of the best in Florence and very close to the Uffizi. It's worth finding!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JMargo
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