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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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  • 16
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • Food
    4 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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New York City, New York
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Guelph, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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154 reviews 154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My all year-round favorite place for ice creams in Barcelona! Artisan made, Italian origin, delicious flavours, wonderful display, carefully served and nicely priced!

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I'm a fan of this place. Its an icon for Barcelona. Specially the one situated at Portal del Angel (near Plaza Catalunya). They have great ice cream and the widest selection of gofres (waffles) to match. Very crowded on weekends but very nice staff.

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Moraga, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We thought that this was the best ice cream we had during our stay in Barcelona. It was recommended by a restaurant down the street, and didn't disappoint.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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