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Gelateria Italiana Giovanni

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El Born / La Ribera
Italian, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Carrer de l'Argenteria 55, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome gelato

We have eaten gelato all over europe and north america. This place has to be one of the best. Chocolate is extremely intense. REAL chocolate. Lemon will make your lips pucker. Banana has real chunks. Vanilla as vanilla should be not pale and bland. Rum raisin that would make Haagen Dazs rethink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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  • French first
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English first
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

First day arriving in Barcelona and not off to a good start. She gave us inadequate change and then tried to accuse us of stealing. Not a good experience.

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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place serves absolutely great gelato. If you come by one of these places, as there are 6 of them throughout the city, do yourself a favor and stop in for a tasty treat.

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Beersheba, Israel
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Before entering the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar we had a sugar rush, so we got in. We took ice cream (top notch) and the Belgian waffle with Lemon creme (my wife claims it the best dessert she ever had). Simply put - a real delight.

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Guelph, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I watched them pour my crepe and load it with 4 different types of chocolate and some banana. The staff was friendly and willing to help with decisions. The gelato looked amazing too but i could only eat so much heaven in one afternoon Did i mention 4 types of chocolate?

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Just visited the branch in the Glories shopping centre. Lovely ice cream & waffles, great service and the coffee was good. Can not fault.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Excellent range of flavours and very generous portions. Staff very friendly and offered taster spoons if you weren't sure which one to go for. Great ice cream and frozen yoghurt. Excellent value for money, would return and definitely recommend.

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Riyadh
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215 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

i had a three flavor cone ice cream(mang, chocolote and mint). The choccolote ice cream was to dit for. by far, the best Ice Cream i have ever had in my life. It is locat3ed in the back allyes of La Ramble.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have eaten gelato all over europe and north america. This place has to be one of the best. Chocolate is extremely intense. REAL chocolate. Lemon will make your lips pucker. Banana has real chunks. Vanilla as vanilla should be not pale and bland. Rum raisin that would make Haagen Dazs rethink their recipe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

if you are looking for a quick desert, you can go to this place. but the ice cream are not better than in other places and the waffle was not tasty at all.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There are several branches of this gelateria in the downtown area. We visited the one near the Royal Plaza last night, and the selection and taste were excellent. The chocolate was intensely chocolate. All of the flavors on offer looked good. Given the quality, the prices seemed reasonable. We did see several people who looked like they wished that they... More 

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Address: Carrer de l'Argenteria 55, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
Cuisine: Italian, Dessert, Ice Cream

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  • Address: Carrer de l'Argenteria 55, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Dessert, Ice Cream

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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