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Gelateria Profumo

#44 of 1,660 Places to Eat in Genoa
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Piccapietra
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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
No need to exaggerate

I went there in the morning and found the choice of flavours dull. As they didn't suggest one I tried mandorla, which was okay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went there in the morning and found the choice of flavours dull. As they didn't suggest one I tried mandorla, which was okay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We got there in the evening and they didn't have many flavours left, which seemed a bit weird since there were still lots of costumers. However, if you go in the morning you'll probably find all the flavours. The location is not that evident, so it would be better to ask for directions

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Firenze, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I do not understand why there are negative comments about this amazing ice cream (gelateria) place. We were walking on the streets and we asked a local resident for the best ice cream in town. And a young lady direct us to "Profumo"... !!! One of the best I have ever tried... Yogurt, Ananas & Nocciola!!! Out of this world.... More 

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Inverness, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There are about a gazillion places in Genova to get gelato and many of them are excellent but this place stands head and shoulders above the rest. Organic ingredients sourced from the best places in the world. (There's a list on the wall). If you're picky about your health and your taste then ... This is the place for your... More 

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Juan les pins
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Travelled far and wide on motor yachts as a chef and this is without a doubt the best gelato i have tasted and used to spoil the rich and famous.Unique flavours and my tip is to try the fruit flavoured gelato.

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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  • Address: Vico Superiore del Ferro 14/R, 16124 Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa>  > Piccapietra
  • Neighborhood: Piccapietra
  • Phone Number: 0102514159

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