- Via Senese, 18r
- 055 221771
Opened in 1933 by Alfredo Gualtieri and Lina Cennini, whose family counts many famous Florentine pastry-cooks, this historical cake and pastry shop is famous today for its wide choice of cakes, like the torta tirolese (Italian version of Austrian Sacher Torte), the semolina cake and the Meringo semifreddo (in Italian partially cooked dessert). Just an example: the Iris Cake, whose very secret recipe, handed down for generations, does not require any flour. Don’t miss its creamy cappuccinos. You can even stop there for a happy hour, every day from 6 pm to 8 pm.