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January 25, 2021

Where to find the best schiacciata alla fiorentina in Florence

It is the softest cake in the world, to be eaten at Carnival but not only!

Schiacciata alla Fiorentina is to all intents and purposes a historical cake: already mentioned by the famous nineteenth-century gastronome Pellegrino Artusi, it certainly has a very ancient origin and in the eighteenth century 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 cake continued to be served ... as the final course of the last meal of the condemned.
But let's get down to business and list the best schiacciate alla fiorentina in Florence with no ifs or buts!

Pasticceria Giorgio
Via Duccio da Buoninsegna, 36
Among pastry shops, Giorgio is absolutely one of the best. It is therefore worth going outside the historic centre (we are in the Soffiano area here). On the dessert front, his schiacciata alla fiorentina, soft and filled with Chantilly cream, has no equal.

Pasticceria Marisa
Via Circondaria, 24

Pasticceria Marisa's "best schiacciata alla fiorentina" in 2020.  Twelve jurors were chosen from among journalists from the city's main newspapers and television stations, gastronomes, entrepreneurs in the catering sector and representatives of local institutions. Host was Massimo Cortini (creator of the event together with the late Beppe Pirrone). President of the jury was Luisanna Messeri, Florentine by birth, well-known face of the Rai 1 programme "La prova del cuoco" and currently in the bookshop with "Le stories di Artusi".

Pasticceria Stefania
Via Marconi, 26
Elegant pastry shop near Ponte al Pino, Campo di Marte area. For many people this is the best schiacciata alla fiorentina in Florence, soft and compact at the same time, with a moisture that makes it pleasant in every bite. A must in every Florentine home.

Pasticceria Cosi
Piazza Gavinana, 8/r
A historic name for lovers of pastries made in Florence. Its schiacciata filled with custard or chantilly cream is probably one of the best you can find. Definitely worth trying!

Pasticceria Serafini
Via Vincenzo Gioberti, 168r

The schiacciata alla fiorentina is one of Pasticceria Serafini's top products: thanks to the direct processing of the dough, it is a unique and special product. The taste is an explosion of traditional flavours: orange, cinnamon and vanilla berries are the products used, all of high quality and chosen from the most qualified producers."

Pasticceria Nencioni
A historic shop in the city, in the heart of the Sant'Ambrogio district, opened in 1950 by Maria Luisa Falai and Vinicio Nencioni. A pastry bar that started out as a neighbourhood shop: a bakery with its own production of bread, cakes and fresh pasta, which over the years has grown to specialise in pastries. Don't miss their soft schiacciata alla fiorentina.

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