Gelateria Badiani was opened in 1932 by Idilio Badiani as a dairy and gelateria on the right side of Viale dei Mille towards the Artemio Franchi stadium. A few years later they relocated to 19/r on the same side of the street. The first semifreddi were born here, prepared mostly during winter time.
Idilio Badiani moved to the current location, Viale dei Mille 20/r, in the beginning of the 1960s, creating a classic and elegant space of gelateria, patisserie and coffee shop. In a short period of time, Gelateria Badiani became a point of reference in Florence for tourists and Florentines alike. Since then, noble and natural, high quality ingredients combined with experience and competence have marked Badiani’s gelato and patisserie production.
The Pomposi family took over in 1993, renovating and expanding the space for both sales and production. Today it’s still the Pomposi’s family run business that maintains the high standards of history and tradition of Florentine artisanal gelato, Buontalenti and patisserie - now also available in London, at Mercato Metropolitano.
Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm