Where to find the best schiacciata alla fiorentina in Florence
Here are the Florentine pastry shops where you can taste the softest cake in the world
Schiacciata alla Fiorentina is to all intents and purposes a historical dessert: already mentioned by the famous nineteenth-century gastronome Pellegrino Artusi, it certainly has a very ancient origin and in the eighteenth century it was also called "Schiacciata delle Murate" because it was made by the nuns of the homonymous convent in Via Ghibellina, and when this was transformed into the sadly famous prison, the dessert continued to be served... as the final course of the last meal of the condemned.
But let's get to it, here are the best schiacciate alla fiorentina in Florence in the best bakeries in Florence (for those with a sweet tooth, don't miss our selection of the best cenci and frittelle in town).
Via Duccio da Buoninsegna, 36
ph. +39 055 710849
Among pastry shops, Giorgio is absolutely one of the best. It is therefore worth going out of the historic center (here we are Soffiano area). On the dessert side, his schiacciata alla fiorentina, soft, filled with chantilly cream has no equal, and he even told us his secret recipe!
Via Roma 1/r
ph. +39 055 213896
In the oldest heart of Florence, we enter one of the most famous temples of Florentine pastry. Their schiacciata, leavened and flavored with orange, strictly no more than three centimeters high and covered with powdered sugar - decorated with the typical symbol of the Florentine lily in cocoa - is available both in the original empty version, and filled with Chantilly cream or cream.
Via delle Cento Stelle, 1r
ph. +39 055 602765
The pastry shop was founded in October 1973 by Piero Buscioni and his wife Daniela, in 1986 his son Cristiano joined the family business. Try their schiacciata and it will become your regular stop afterwards.
Pasticceria Marisa Firenze
Via Circondaria nr. 24/26 r
ph. +39 055 36 65 66 - +39 329 864 1509
Marisa's is one of the best schiacciate alla fiorentina in the city, crowned the best in 2020 in the presence of twelve jurors chosen from among journalists from the main newspapers and city televisions, gastronomes, entrepreneurs in the restaurant sector and representatives of local institutions. Soft and tasty, a real treat for the palate.
Via Guglielmo Marconi, 26
ph. +39 055 583040
An elegant pastry shop near Ponte al Pino, Campo di Marte area. For many its is the best schiacciata alla fiorentina in Florence, soft and compact at the same time, and with that right moisture that makes it pleasant in every bite. Inevitable in all Florentine homes.
Piazza Gavinana, 8/r
ph. +39 055 681 5087
A historic name for lovers of pastries made in Florence. Its soft and fragrant schiacciata alla fiorentina filled with dark chocolate chantilly and fresh raspberries is a taste experience you absolutely must try!
Caffè Pasticceria Serafini
Via Vincenzo Gioberti, 168/r
ph. 055 247 6214
The Florentine style schiacciata is one of the flagship products of Pasticceria Serafini, which was awarded the prize of best Florentine style schiacciata 2021. The merit is the direct processing of the dough, which makes it a unique and special product. The taste is an explosion of traditional aromas: orange, cinnamon and vanilla berries are the products used, all of high quality and chosen among the most qualified producers.
Via Pietrapiana 24r
ph. +39 055 241012
Historical store in the city, in the heart of the Sant'Ambrogio district, opened in 1950 by Maria Luisa Falai and Vinicio Nencioni. A pastry bar born as a neighborhood store: a bakery with its own production of bread, cakes and fresh pasta that over the years has grown specializing in pastries. Don't miss their soft schiacciata alla fiorentina.