|Subject: Re: Gelato (and restaurants) in Florence|
A good second choice for gelato is Perchè No?, located at Via Dei Tavolini, 19R. It is very centrally located just off the pedestrian walkway Via dei Calzaioli, which runs from the Duomo down to the Pza. della Signoria. I actually like this gelateria better than Vivoli.
For dining, it's not that eating well in Florence is a problem, but I have always had better luck finding good restaurants by crossing the Arno. There are lots of choices in and around the Piazza Santo Spirito, but one of my favorites is La Casalinga on the via del Michelozzi, 9R. This little street runs east just off the north end of the piazza.
Joel in Chicago