The best pastry shops in Florence
Top addresses and cult cakes of the Florentine Christmas
The pastry shops of Florence prepare themselves for the overwork of the Christmas holidays. Here is where to go and what to choose.
Caffè Lietta (Piazza della Libertà, 6/7/8 Rosso, 055 2696874, delivery) prepares Tronchetto, Sacher, cinnamon biscuits and chocolate snowfalls. The most popular dessert is Waiting for Christmas: a leavened panettone, glazed, with touches of chocolate and orange peel.
Dolci&Dolcezze (Piazza C. Beccaria, 8r, 055 2345458, no delivery) showcases the Marquise Cake with 4 Valrhona chocolate processes, the Marron glacè Cake (shortbread in cocoa, chocolate cream, marron glacè and whipped cream) and the Christmas cult: the low chocolate cake in the shape of a tree or star, and the Bavarian orange and lemon.
Gilli (via Roma, 1r, 055 213896, delivery #GilliAtHome) is famous for its handmade chocolate puppets and the line of high quality panettone, made with excellent ingredients and sourdough, also in an Almond version.
The Christmas cult at Marcello's (viale Europa, 169, 055 6531510, delivery) is the Pistachio Panettone: glazed on top with pistachio cream and pistachio grains and other pistachio cream for the inside filling. Pasticceria Gualtieri (via Senese, 18r, 055 221771, delivery) places alongside its workhorse - the Iris cake - the homemade Panettone and Pandoro filled with chantilly cream, Mont Blanc, Tronchetto and Casina.
The Pasticceria Nencioni Falai (via Pietrapiana, 24r, 055 241012, delivery) in addition to the great classics among which all of them stand out, the Sacher, at Christmas, shows off the Mont Blanc, the chestnut flour tart, chocolate ganache and marron glacés, the Fedora cake and three different handmade panettone: panforte, hazelnut and chocolate, sultanas and orange paste.
Pistocchi (only laboratory in via del Ponte di Mezzo, 20, 055 364034, delivery) is the Chocolate Cake made with only three ingredients (chocolate, cocoa, milk cream) in three versions: classic, Rhum (token) or Cognac. A Florentine classic for parties.