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Gelateria Profumo

#23 of 1,458 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
Piccapietra
Ice Cream
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Vico Superiore del Ferro 14/R, 16124 Genoa, Italy
0102514159
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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
excellent ice cream

Eating ice cream in Italy is a must - eating Gelateria Profumo's ice cream is a must for visitors to Genoa. You won't find containers piled high with ice cream in lurid colours here. The ice cream is stored in metal containers and the flavours are listed each day on the wall. You can ask to taste a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
christina s
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Bern, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Eating ice cream in Italy is a must - eating Gelateria Profumo's ice cream is a must for visitors to Genoa. You won't find containers piled high with ice cream in lurid colours here. The ice cream is stored in metal containers and the flavours are listed each day on the wall. You can ask to taste a flavour. We... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The shop is worth a visit just because it's so nice and clean inside, and very charming. I thought the selection was good, and opted for coconut. It was really nice. Not as nice as the one I had in the morning in Boccadasse, but it was more creamy, which some might like. The gelato is great almost anywhere, but... More 

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Reykjavik,
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Delicous like home made Ice Cream Italian style at it's best. It is hidden in a small alley off the Beautiful Garibaldi Street.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Suggested by a friend, it's been a real surprise! Best ice cream ever!!! Not easy to find, in an alley close to via Garibaldi, but not to miss!

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Galway, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I ate a delicious lemon ice cream here which I found delicate but yet tangy.Service was fast and friendly,the young lady engaged in conversation about her Irish travels.Value for money,location and the range of ice creams are top class.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I've visited this gelateria several times and had both the best and the worst gelato. The strawberry was incredible but the crema limone was unbelievable; perfect balance of creaminess with the flavour of lemon, Unfortunately I was very disappointed in the pistachio which is my all-time favourite flavour. It barely tasted of pistachio at all but more of a creamy... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a Genovese woman as offering the best gelato in Genova. I could well believe it's true. Gelateria Profumo is a beautiful little gelateria, The apple green and silver decor gives an impression of cleanliness and hygiene, enhanced by the silver covers on the gelato. OK that means you can't see what you're getting,... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I finally went here on my last day in Genova, the first time I tryed to go they were closed. Fyi they close at 7:30. I have tried lots of gelato in Florence, Milan, and Venice. This was by far the best I have had! It is soo creamy and not overly sweet like at some places. Go here!

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had 3 days in Genova. Upon arrival a Saturday in the late afternoon, we decided to go to the city centre and try an icecream... We arrived quite late and could only choose a few flavours... But that tasted for more!!! Nocciola, pistacchio, mango... Creamy ice cream, really tasty, really smooth on a crispy wafer cone (ice cream sold... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I am a huge fan of ice-cream; I eat it even when there's snow outside..! and This ice-cream is really the best I have ever tried - and I can say I've tried many -. Profumo set my standards so high that I have now problems to eat any other ice-creams!! The place to go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico Superiore del Ferro 14/R, 16124 Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa>  > Piccapietra
  • Neighborhood: Piccapietra
  • Phone Number: 0102514159

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?