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Gelados Santini

#76 of 2,624 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua do Carmo, 9, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
+351 213 468 431
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night

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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
The line moves very fast

Don't let the huge line scare you (if there is a line when you walk by). There are two people handling payments and about six preparing ice creams. The ice cream is delicious and they have so many awesome flavours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Don't let the huge line scare you (if there is a line when you walk by). There are two people handling payments and about six preparing ice creams. The ice cream is delicious and they have so many awesome flavours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were just moseing along on a hot afternoon trying to get directions to Lisbon's oldest bookstore when we spotted people coming towards us eating ice cream. We followed the satisfied smiles back to Santini's. There we found absolutely delicious gelato on a very warm June afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

An incredibly yummy treat on any day in Lisbon but especially when it is 93 degrees at 3:15 pm. A medium cup with 3 flavors is 3.5 Euros and well worth the price. I had the coffee, hazelnut and fresh raspberry which is the flavor of the week and loaded with pieces of raspberry. My spouse had peach, lemon and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This gelato was perfect on a hot day in Lisbon. The only reason why I wouldn't give it 5 circles is because it was expensive for the small size I got.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is the best ice cream in Lisbon. They have so many flavours, that it is really difficult to choose just one. You can also take an ice cream with 2 flavours (which i highly recommend). So you can taste each day another flavour :) It´s not difficult to find this place, because almost every day there is a lot... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I used to not be an icecream lover but, after trying Santini's mango and coco gelato one late night in Lisabon, I had to return there each and every day for the rest of my holiday. Highly recommended!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

They have definitely tasty ice cream. However I cannot recommend it. To touristic, and the price is well over the price considering you are in Portugal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Santini brought his gelato from Italy in the late 40's and today has the best gelado in Lisbon. Original shop in Sintra. Known for fruit in season flavors but their moka (coffee) is by far the best i have ever had. Located in Bairro Alto.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This may be an unpopular opinion given its popularity, but I didn't think Santini's gelato was particularly fantastic. I ordered something pretty basic, a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of vanilla, but it didn't stand out from every other gelato place I've tried. In fact, it was a little subpar for something at that price level.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you're in baixa and you don't have time to find another gelateria, it can be fine. But if you are reading this, you should consider other gelaterie that are best ranked also here in Tripadvisor. They have the real italian ice cream: trust me, i'm italian ;)

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Additional Information about Gelados Santini

Address: Rua do Carmo, 9, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 213 468 431
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Rua do Carmo, 9, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 213 468 431

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: Italian

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