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La Sorbetteria Castiglione

Via Castiglione, 44, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #19 of 1,240 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Neighborhood: Santo Stefano
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Having eaten ice cream all over the world, a gelateria in Florence held the top spot until today. Superb - a bit of a walk out of the centre but well worth it. 2 scoops is the smallest but at 2 euros it's great value. Only here for 2 more days but will have to fit in a re-visit.

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Los Angeles
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88 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is far beyond a gelateria. And the gelato is far beyond any gelato I've ever had. The reasons are that the gelato is made in very costly, specialized machines, and is sold from covered bins that are kept at precise temperatures depending on the flavor. Moreover, and perhaps most importantly, the gelato is in constant production so there is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

With my friends, as they did not want to go, and I insisted that it would be a sin not to go here if in Bologna. We avoided Dessert at the Restaurant, and got here at about 11.30 pm. [Open 07.30am - 12.00pm]. 7th Heaven, to each his own flavour, or 2 or 3 , but if in Bologna, and... More

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Super decor for gelateria and even you can't see the gelato that you order because of the poseto the gelato is so fresh and perfect, exactly as it should be. Amazing display for the semifreddo as well.

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Lexington MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I never met a gelato that I didn't like, so I don't have a "favorite" place. But this one deserves special mention for the unusual flavors. It can be a zoo on a hot day--and not the most efficient in terms of service. You pay first and then select your flavors

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Kuwait
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51 restaurant reviews
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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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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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54 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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