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Holy Cow Gelateria Italiana

#1 of 9 Dessert in Leon
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2 Calle Serranos | Junto a Plaza Torres de Omana, Leon, Spain
+34638835588
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best ice-cream in León

My review is written in English and is intended for tourists visitibg León... It is also very brief... If you fancy an ice-cream whilst you're in León, you will not find better than those served in Holy Cow! They have a great selection of both traditional and modern flavours and a number of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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Leon, Spain
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Leon, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My review is written in English and is intended for tourists visitibg León... It is also very brief... If you fancy an ice-cream whilst you're in León, you will not find better than those served in Holy Cow! They have a great selection of both traditional and modern flavours and a number of ways in which you can eat it;... More 

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1 Thank sheffgraph
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

The ice cream 'salty caramel' is a must have ice cream experience! The ice cream is made in place by the Italian owner who certainly knows his trade! Excellent! And finally someone who understood me in Spain when I ordered a double espresso! Very friendly staff, very communicative and speaks very good english too!

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2 Thank andreashorvath
Zug, Switzerland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As mentioned by Maverick1 this is not good Italian gelato... It is sweet , not creamy and has no real flavours, this is most certainly not real gelato..

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Thank nubra
Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

In Italy we use to evaluate the gelateria by tasting the pistacchio icecream. Well I have to tell you that in this gelateria it tasted of nothing special, I don't understand such great reviews. Please note I am Italian. Anyway service is nice, price are average but definitely not so cheap.

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1 Thank MaverickR1
Manila, Philippines
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170 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great gelato -- always a long line of happy customers outside. Good snack specially in the scorching Spanish summer. Attendants are very friendly too!

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2 Thank Nonnapn
Auckland NZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We were there early had a great chat with friendly owner. Very helpful suggested a few restaurants. Try the Peach. Tastes just like those amazing flat peaches you get. Try it out.

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1 Thank craig t
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We found this shop on Trip Advisor. The owner is very friendly and the gelato is delicious. We liked the Holy Cow and the apricot flavors. We will go back tonight to try the savory creeps and more gelato.

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3 Thank FestBT
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Very good gelato. If you are a pilgrim they have a cute stamp - the guy serving was pretty cute too!!! Highly recommended.

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2 Thank Kat S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

This is The best place to have an ice-cream at León, I really recomend to taste The holy cow. The owner is an friendly and nice italian guy

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2 Thank Fran P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

A touch of real Italian ice cream in Leon, Spain. I have traveled from top to bottom of Italy recently and this Gelateria sells authentic Italian Gelato. Much better than all other ones I have tried in Leon. Friendly and helpful owners

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Calle Serranos | Junto a Plaza Torres de Omana, Leon, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Leon  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +34638835588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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