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La Sorbetteria Castiglione

Via Castiglione, 44, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #19 of 1,253 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Santo Stefano
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Kuwait
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116 reviews 116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I had heard that the gelatos here were very good so I went out of my way to visit. The gelatos were good but the man serving was very rude, ignored us and when we did finally manage to order, gave us slapdash service. I DO NOT recommend anyone to visit. The gelatos are good but the service is a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Just stunning quality. Some of the best gelato in the world - no arguments. The flavours are fresh and varied and the texture is first rate. Just go.

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have to say that I have no issues with the ice-cream itself. It was fresh and delicious. My issue is with the non-availability of waffle cones and the small portion sizes. I went 2x to the place during my stay, first purchasing a "media" (medium) size and then a "gigantica" (largest size). Both times I felt like the serving... More

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Oberlin, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place was really good. Also liked that it was out of the way, meaning that, in spite of all the positive reviews, it was far less touristy than other spots closer to the center. It very much felt like a neighborhood joint.

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Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our B&B owner recommended this place. She said it has the best ice-cream in Bologna. I agree!! We in fact planned our last day of sight-seeing around making a second trip here in the afternoon. It is a few minutes walk from the main sights, but that walk is so worth it! The ice-cream was rich and very tasty. We... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Seriously impressive and creamy with a huge range of freshly made flavours. Had a chocolate flavour and a mango flavour. Nothing like British or american ice cream, much more intensity of flavour.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Can you say creamy smooth and tasty ! Now I am spoiled after having this gelato - regardless of flavor. They were all so good! Make sure to take a few sample tastes so you can pick a favorite - warning - it will be tough !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This time round going to Italy I had made a list of gelatarias to have - only the best! We walked through quiet neighbourhoods but once we arrived at the gelato store there were crowds of people - a sign of its quality? I opted for a simple mango sorbet as one, I love mango, and two I had just... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

i've had one of the best gelato i've ever tasted. price-wise it's very decent. definitely worth walking the 500m from the main road to get there. highly recommended!

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Fargo, North Dakota
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We googled best gelato in Blologna and this was at the top of the list. I cannot disagree. Fantastic flavors. While I am a gelato novice and find most gelato in Italy to be very good this was among the best that I tasted. Sets the bar. Highly recommend.

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