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La Sorbetteria Castiglione

#4 of 107 Dessert in Bologna
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San Vitale
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Via Castiglione, 44, 40124 Bologna, Italy
051233257
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7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 918
    Excellent
  • 331
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italy's best ice cream

Without a doubt this is the best ice cream shop I have been to in Italy. Great selection, cheap and non commercialised!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gorzzzzz
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt this is the best ice cream shop I have been to in Italy. Great selection, cheap and non commercialised!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Half pistachio/ half hazelnut in a cone ...man, I wish I could have packed this up and taken home! so so so so good! Had more gelato in other areas of Italy but this was the best.

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London
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We must be the only visitors to Bologna who missed out on the legendary ice creams at La Sorbetteria this December as we arrived too early in the morning. We did however visit the AMAZING chocolate shop which I think is part of the same family business -Il Coccolato right next door. We bought a wonderful chocolate Christmas tree full... More 

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Thank Beverley73
Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent flavor profiles that go beyond the standard nocciola and stracciatella. Every flavor we tried was deep and rich in taste. Perfectly creamy. It's definitely worth the stroll from downtown.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is a must if you visit Bologna. The pastries stuffed with cream are the best i haved had in my life. The ice cream are also incredible. Try the Caramel Mu.

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Freisen
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We had heard that this place was one of the best in Bologna, so we had to try it. Absolutely fantastic! Creamy and fresh tasting! Not much in the way of seating which would help in the cold weather, though.

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Thank happyFreisen
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

15 minutes walk from the old town center. but it will never disappoint you. Gelato was great and the coffee and croissant was good, too.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

The gelato is excellent, but the performance of the scoopers is extraordinary. Our scooper handled a multi-lingual crowd, wrangled unruly gelato (the cookie is the key), and made change-- all with great serenity. Can't imagine how they do it in the summer when the temperature is considerably higher-- and the crowds larger.

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Thank ts94705
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We went looking for this place - it was in the Guide Book that we had. It was a cold damp evening in October, the place was empty and it looked like they were closing. However, the staff were helpful and friendly and let us taste some of the ice creams. We ordered the 'Grande' size because the cones didn't... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Best gelato in Bologna !!! And we tried quite a few, even though we were there in October. We will definitely go bac.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Castiglione, 44, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighborhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: 051233257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

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