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Il Gelatauro

Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
051 230049
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Ranked #48 of 1,253 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Cleveland
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163 reviews 163 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We liked this place better than some places that are more highly rated on TA. Creamier, tastier gelato. On a main street for walking into town, but part of the urban street chaos, so you need to look for it. Worth searching out.

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England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had ice creams from this gelateria a few times during our holiday. It is a few minutes walk from the centre of the city and not as prominent as some of the others, so keep your eyes peeled. For anyone staying at the hotel Aemilia, you will most likely walk past everyday on your way into the centre, and... More

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Austin, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This artisanal gelateria is worth the effort! I went to graduate school in Bologna 10 years ago near here and loved it then. I went back recently with classmates and it was as good as I remember! The chocolate-orange combinations is one of my favorites. The quality is outstanding and they have some clever combinations that are hard to find... More

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Dublin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Decent ice cream by Bologna standards - high if you are from outside Italy. The chocolate orange ice cream is very good (if you like that combination)

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Okay, this has got to be the best Gelato in all of Italy. I've tried many gelato in my day, but this one. Man, this one. It's not too heavy and it's not too light either. It's just your everyday Gelato. I recommend the Regno Delle Due Sicile. THE BEST.

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Allen, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We found Il Gelatauro through Alex at Taste of Italy. We mentioned that we loved gelato, and she told us that she and her husband had tried almost every gelateria in Bologna and Il Gelatauro was hands-down their favorite. When an Italian recommends a gelateria, you have to give it a try! We stopped on our way back to the... More

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St Louis
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We found out about Gelatauro when we had some of their unbelievable coffee and gelato and cookies at the Monday Evening food market in Bologna. Needless to say, we got directions to the shop and had a delightful breakfast there the next morning. Went back several times and were delighted every time. Totally worth the trip away from the centre... More

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Oakland, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I studied in Florence and in Bologna through the University of California exchange program. Initially, when you visit Italy, you think all of the gelato is good, from gelaterias smack in the middle in a town square to the ones in narrow side alleyway type deals. The usual display of gelato flavors involve mountains of fluorescent colored gelato galore. In... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Having been here with kids almost weekly since the start of the year, was waiting to see how they would go when competition and quality really heats up. The result: very solid performance starting off the summer well with changing up the seasonal fruit sorbettos and granita. Has one of the best pistachio gelato in town.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My husband and I have indulged in gelato twice a day and have tried many of the other "top rated" gelato places. This is hands down the BEST. I would recommend the chocolate and orange, delicious! ( it even has bits of fruit, you know its real gelato then) the coffee and pistachio are also very good. Its worth the... More

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