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Gelateria De' Coltelli

#4 of 41 Dessert in Lucca
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Via San Paolino 10, Lucca, Italy
0583050667
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Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 17
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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
Good Gelato ...

Never pass on an opportunity to sample Gelato when touring in Italy, because we don't have this quality back home. The Gelateria de' Coltelli is no exception having a grand selection of different flavors to tease your taste buds. We got fig and fragola and were very pleased. ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
David B L
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Never pass on an opportunity to sample Gelato when touring in Italy, because we don't have this quality back home. The Gelateria de' Coltelli is no exception having a grand selection of different flavors to tease your taste buds. We got fig and fragola and were very pleased. ...

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Thank David B L
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Fun concept - serve yourself from a selection of ice cream flavours and then add wafers and toppings etc. I persona not preferred the more traditional Italian ice creams.

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Thank MidlandsElaine
Telgte, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Walked through half of the old town at 40 degree C with lots of luggage to carry just to come back and say good-bye to italy here with the most delicious gelato I ever had!

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Thank Wiebke Hella B
Verona, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jorge C
Mesquite NV
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Kent C

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?