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Il Gelatauro

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Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
051 230049
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing hot chocolate

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Julia M
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Paris, France
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Toronto
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Address: Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051 230049
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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