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Il Gelatauro

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Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
051 230049
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The BEST gelato we've ever had

On recommendation we took a wee walk out from the centre of Bologna to this little shop. They produce some unusual flavours (cinnamon and pumpkin) as well as the more regular fare. The chocolate orange is the single-best ice-cream scoop we've ever had. Fully recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Sheffield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On recommendation we took a wee walk out from the centre of Bologna to this little shop. They produce some unusual flavours (cinnamon and pumpkin) as well as the more regular fare. The chocolate orange is the single-best ice-cream scoop we've ever had. Fully recommended.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Il Gelatauro on via San Vitale is amazing. The people care so much about their ice cream, not just the flavour that goes into it but the craft. This has to be one of if not the best gelateria in the city, and one of the best I've ever visited. I would recommend their stracciatella, it's divine. But all flavours... More 

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Somerset, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

In the hierarchy of 'il gelato' this is regal quality indeed. Bologna, rightly famous all over Italy for its culinary expertise, will frequently confound your selection of gelateria as so many are just so good. Il Gelatauro takes you beyond tasting up a level to the realms of palate seduction. The integrity of this establishment is down to the fusion... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Without doubt, the best Ice Cream that I have ever tasted. Gelatauro is a little out of the centre of Bologna but well worth the walk. Try the Green Tea flavour; unusual, not as sweet as some, exquisite. The peach and the Coco were superb, too. All in a beautiful old shop. n.b. closed for much of August each year.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of our top gelato spots in Bologna. Delicious and original flavors, and a nice place to sit and study for the afternoon.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We tried this gelato place based on a recommendation and we were disappointed. The gelato was nice but not amazing. We had the pistachio gelato and it did not compare to others we had in Bologna. We also tried their cannoli and it was not nice. There are better places to enjoy gelato.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you like hot chocolate, this is the place to go. There are many varieties of hot chocolate, such as with pistachio or orange. Definitely delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Drop by this little café just East of the town centre near the student district for some delightful handmade pastries and chocolates and a wide variety of ice creams. Try some of the more exotic flavours or go for the classic chocolate fondant and stracciatella. A great treat while wandering the streets of Bologna. Price: 2 ice cream, 2 scoops... More 

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Cleveland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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  • Address: Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: 051 230049

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