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“Best biscotti - great for souvenirs - even a week later!”

Il Cantuccio di San Lorenzo
Ranked #1 of 74 Bakeries in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
Description: Based on the tradition of the Marini's family, the CANTUCCI MORBIDI produced by Il Cantuccio San Lorenzo is a typical Tuscan product sought after and appreciated worldwide. Ancient recipes, handed down to the young niece Francesca, that still maintain passion and craftsmanship care, to get traditional flavors of typical Florentine pastries.
Reviewed 9 January 2014

After reading so many good reviews, my husband and I made sure to visit and it lived up to them! Even though they were busy, the staff were very kind and also offered us samples of the different biscotti flavours to try while we were waiting in line.
We tried two kinds of biscotti as well as some cookies for lunch. Though there's nowhere really to sit and eat directly at the bakery, we found a nice spot at the nearby courtyard next to the Medici Chapel to relax and enjoy them. The biscotti was the best we've ever had.
We also bought a few bags of biscotti to take home to share with family and friends. They wrap their take-away bags quite nicely and the prices are good, so they made great souvenirs. We were a bit worried about how fresh they would be by the time we got home a week later, but they were still excellent and our family, friends and coworkers raved about the quality - all saying it was the best biscotti they've ever had as well!
The bakery is a short walk from the Duomo and train station. We also came across an outdoor market on the way that had a lot of nice clothing items.
Our only regret is that we didn't buy more biscotti to bring home. We definitely recommend going!

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

I love eating biscotti in Singapore so dropped by this place to taste real Italian biscotti/cantucci. Apparently the real one is not as hard! Delicious but more like a harder version of brownies. A big bag of mixed flavors cost 12 euros - but apparently in supermarket other brand only cost 3 euros for the same size. So this place is definitely expensive although delicious. The lady behind the counter is a bit unfriendly though. I helped myself to the testers because I was not offered. When I want to buy more, she doesn't look happy, hmmm... This place is a short walk from Santa Maria Lucia station but you need to bring a map because it's in a small alley.

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1  Thank Ti_Chan
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Bought 1-2 of every one of their snacks (biscuits, biscotti, etc) due to their high tripadvisor ratings.

Ate the first bunch today and was very impressed. Wish we bought more as gifts for family back home.

The store packages the food very well, sealing it plus putting a nice label onto it.

Highly recommended!

Thank MeowMui
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Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Freshly made, very tasty, served by a very friendly gentleman, who is bilingual. Located east of central market, a small shop in a narrow via- sells biscotti. Two thumbs up. Previous reviewers on the mark to recommend this place. Must visit.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We haven't tasted other cantucci in Italy but after rave reviews on tripadvisor about this shop we went to buy cantucci to take home and the girl there was really helpful and gave us lots of samples. After her nice gesture and the yummy cantucci taste totally conquered us we just bought a whole stash to take home!

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1  Thank Maria M
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