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Gelateria De' Coltelli

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite Gelato in Italy!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Lawrence, Kansas
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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 23 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Really excellent. This is a small chain and might be available in other cities (we tried to eat at the one in Pisa when we were there but it was closed). Inventive flavors. Sorbet was fresh and delicious. I noted a lot of locals ordering the granita which looked really good too.

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

Hi Josh H, thank you so much for the super positive feedback! We have only two shops and one laboratory. We opened in Pisa 11 years ago and there is the big laboratory, then we opened in Lucca 2 years ago. The locals usually loves granita 'cause we make them in the Sicilian style, natural and real raw ingredients, and... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ice cream (gelato) in Italy is generally fabulous. This gelateria was recommended highly in one of our guidebooks, and the gelato was in fact wonderful.

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

Hi 943rons, we are glad that we meet your expectations! Say hello to the big apple :) More 

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Additional Information about Gelateria De' Coltelli

Address: Via San Paolino 10, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583050667
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
Average Prices: USD 2 - 5

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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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