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Gelateria De' Coltelli

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Via San Paolino 10, Lucca, Italy
0583050667
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night

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  • 48
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  • 16
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  • 9
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  • 3
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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
Greay Ice Cream

I normally don't eat ice cream.... This time I went twice to the same place, within a 30" timeframe! The flavor is really good and real!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Jorge C
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Verona, Italy
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Verona, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I normally don't eat ice cream.... This time I went twice to the same place, within a 30" timeframe! The flavor is really good and real!

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Mesquite NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you like gelato, you will love De Coltelli! All selections are ensconced in stainless steel containers they were made in - no enticing mounds of gelato facing the passersby. The blueberry left pieces of blueberry in our teeth - it's the seasonal favorite. If the fruit is not in season, it's not in the gelato. And the really rich... More 

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My son is a gelato expert - everyday of his Italian vacation, he tries to have gelato (sometimes twice a day!) Based on reviews here, we tried De Coltelli. The gelato is fair but so much better can easily be found in Lucca. Service was awful. Young lady could have cared less about serving us and more about flirting with... More 

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Popped into this gelateria after reading all the rave reviews on TA. I have to say we were a bit underwhelmed. The array of ice-creams were pretty much standard for all of the gelaterias we have visited. Their prices were fairly high 2.50E-3.50E compared to 2-3E at other places. We ordered two lemon granitas and were very satisfied with them.... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have a co-worker who grew up in Lucca, and he recommended this place for Gelato. I went here for a mid-afternoon cool treat, and wasn't disappointed! I tried the pistachio and hazelnut flavors. Both were light and delicious with little bits of the nuts in them. This was my favorite Gelato in Italy- better than the ones I tried... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have tried many gelato places during our trip through Italy and although all were good and some were great, this place was the best ... So far. Some of the flavors were a little different, but it also had the basics. We thoroughly enjoyed the vanilla, chocolate, and the amaretto.

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Victoria Harbour, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited here twice and had great gelato with two different flavours in one cone. No chemicals and tasted great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Nearly in the middle of Lucca is located this great "gelateri". Not only tourists like it, but also the locals frequent this place. A variety of organic ice cream is available, always freshly prepared. "Panna"" is for free who likes it. There are also "granite"" avalable and very nice and tasty ice cookies. Give it a try. Coltelli is also... More 

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DeColtelli, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gelateria De' Coltelli, responded to this review

Hi Alemabahi, thank you so much for this fabulous review! And you are right, our clientele are mainly local people but luckly we see a lot of tourist too, since that we are two steps away from San Michele church. Thank you again and happiest regards! More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

excellent gelato but I did have a touch of difficulty understanding all the flavours (and what granite was). we were in a bit of a rush and there were others waiting (plus my Italian is almost non-existent) so didn't get into asking. This is a place I would go back and recommend to others (one of the best on my... More 

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DeColtelli, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gelateria De' Coltelli, responded to this review

Hi Trav11er, we are happy that you liked our gelato and we ask you to apologize if our shop is not so english-friendly, but we are working on it and don't be afraid to ask to our staff to explain you the flavors or to taste them! Warm regards! More 

Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stopped by this Gelateria at the recommendation of one of the locals. While it wasn't the best gelati I've ever tasted it was pretty good and reasonably priced.

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DeColtelli, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gelateria De' Coltelli, responded to this review

Hi cdg04, we are sad that it wasn't the best gelato you ever had :) anyway we are glad to know that for you the prices are reasonable and the flavour is good. Thanks More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via San Paolino 10, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: 0583050667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 5

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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