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La Gelatiera

#156 of 17,999 Places to Eat in London
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Covent Garden
Ice Cream
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27 New Row | WC2N 4LA, London, England
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 150
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
GF/DF Heavenly

This was by far one of my favorite stops in London. So handy since it is easy walking distance from many restaurants in Covent Garden. The one we ate dinner at didn't have an abundance of GF/DF dessert options, so we walked the short distance here. I would have gone back every night! Their smooth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
CLMessmer
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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was by far one of my favorite stops in London. So handy since it is easy walking distance from many restaurants in Covent Garden. The one we ate dinner at didn't have an abundance of GF/DF dessert options, so we walked the short distance here. I would have gone back every night! Their smooth DF "ice creams" tasted real.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Beautiful flavours and wonderfully creamy gelato! Very friendly staff and some of the best gelato I've ever had, would definitely recommend to anybody visiting London!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Absolutely delicious ice cream, easily as good, if not better, than ice cream you would buy in Italy. I ordered a medium dark chocolate cone which was suitable for vegans, so tasty and obviously made with a high quality chocolate. The size of the ice cream scoop for the price is also very reasonable. Brilliant service, although the queue was... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Small variety of tastes but every one of them is excellent. You can really taste the natural flavores

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Have you ever tried 'Basil and Chili' icecream? What about 'Honey, Rosemary and Orange Zest' or Cross Buns' icecream? If you are bored of the same flavours from the multitude of 'samey' gelatieras springing up all over central London, this is for you. The joint is very small, the icecream expensive, but worth the visit, if onlu just to give... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After reading the excellent reviews we visited La Gelatiera this Afternoon. The ice cream was amazing, but sadly the chap who served us was not. There was no welcome let alone a please or thankyou. To be honest it felt like we were just an inconvenience to him. The presentation of the ice creams was also shoddy at best with... More 

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Delicious gelato and sorbets at this artisan gelatiera. Dark chocolate sorbet particularly yummy but loads of different flavours to try. All made daily. Worth a visit if you're in the Covent Garden area.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I went to La Gelatiera on Saturday 7th March with my two sons. It's the second time we've been there as a family, although my Uni son has been there a few times with his housemates. Absolutely LOVE the authentic industrial vintage decor and the ice cream is to die for! I had fig & chocolate, salted caramel, and apple... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

They have excellent ice cream! I had nocciola flavour, but they have a lot of chooses: from vanilla or dark chocolate to basil and chilli or sea salted caramel. Cakes are not brilliant, but it's definitely worth a visit for the ice cream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Some of the gelato on offer feels exotic, but have to be tried. The honey, rosemary and orange zest gelato is wonderful. The size of the gelato is also more than enough for a treat. Whether summer or winter: enjoy. The decor is old and less appealing than Snowflake which is in Soho. But the gelato at both is fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 New Row | WC2N 4LA, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
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