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La Sorbetteria Castiglione

Via Castiglione, 44, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #11 of 1,145 restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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88% Recommend
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Bologna, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

You will be involved in a very great experience in this Fantastic ice-cream-ery. Very High quality products. Just seating places inside and outside are poor.

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Mackay, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a little expensive however the product is a class above your average (which is already good). If you are walking past it is worth the wait in the line.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had been waiting to visit this ice cream gelato place having been recommended by a friend. We saved until our last day and we were also celebrating family success. We decided on flavours but then had to get the ticket. We are used to this system in Italy but what we are not used to is the absolute rudeness... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My daughter is studying in Bologna this year and took us. Delicious gelato, priced competitively. Intense chocolate, delightful creative flavors, a cut above. Worth seeking out for artisanal gelato. No trip to Italy is complete without great gelato, DAILY!!!... This was top three for our trip in two weeks.

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26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very good ice cream. Just always the same flavors, but always excellent quality. Very creamy and tasty.

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Austin TX
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Yup-this is the champagne of gelaterias in Bologna. It's a nice urban walk down Castiglione too-lots of students, families, and locals teeming about. If you're a tourist-be aware to pay first then present your slip to the counter guy. If there's a line-it's worth waiting! Try the Guglielmo (sp?)

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

La Sorbetteria is a fantastic Gelateria (so, just ice creams / cakes / desserts... not a restaurant!) competing with the FUNIVIA (other excellent Gelateria) in Bologna downtown for the ice cream premiership.... A good italian ice cream is made in a very simple / genuine way: at Sorbetteria you see, directly, how do they make ice cream, traditional tastes (chocolate... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Ok, so this happened to be on our way to and from our apartment for our 8 day stay in Bologna . Good thing we walked a lot in Bologna . This gelato is amazing - and if you have a place with a kitchen , be sure to get the larger containers to go , which can be filled... More

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Bologna, Italy
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47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Delicious creamy flavours (chiocolate, ludovico and so on), seasonal sorbets (raspberry, pear and cinnamon and so on), one of my favourite in town. But it's not a restaurant just an ice cream shop!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A bit off the trodden path in the bologna city centre, but still very close to all the sights (Bologna isn´t that big). The walk to "Castiligione" takes you through the alley of the same name, which is a charming old, typical Bologna street with many archways and small shops along side it. The cremeria itsself looks pretty stylish and... More

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