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Gelateria Tonino

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Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, Tropea, Italy
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Seating

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  • 67
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 35
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  • 40
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Super Tonino!

If you are strolling in Tropea, Tonino's is the heart of the town. It's been so long since I've been there that the memories aren't about the quality of the gelato (which I have to believe was excellent), but about Tonino taking the time to chat with us and make recommendations, sitting outside the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2013
philrid
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The best gelato in tropea..and one of the best I have had in Italy Loads of different flavours. Ameretto was my favourite ... But the onion and more unusual flavours are worth trying Heston Blumenthal should come here :)

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is a real gelateria! The owner/only employe makes everything himself. He did have the story book flavors onion and olive, we tried them but stuck with our favorites. I can never say no to straccitella and my friend loved her Carmel. The owner barely spoke English but was very funny. This place was a real treat!

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Thank patrick s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great experience and Toni is a real character which the kids will love and is happy to provide samples to try before you buy.

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Thank Gary C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is the oldest and most traditonal ice-cream place in Tropea and it has unique flavours of ice-cream you can try like Red onion, Tuna, Spicy Chilli, Seppia..these are used in fine cuisine in between courses but they are fun to try for themselves and the red onion which is the main produce of Tropea known in the whole world,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Seriously, I don't get how this place can have such good ratings? It was way too expensive considering the amount of ice cream you actually got, it barely tasted anything and my waffle cone was antique. This is surely a trap for tourists!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you are strolling in Tropea, Tonino's is the heart of the town. It's been so long since I've been there that the memories aren't about the quality of the gelato (which I have to believe was excellent), but about Tonino taking the time to chat with us and make recommendations, sitting outside the gelateria and people-watching, and just the... More 

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1 Thank philrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

You can chose among a huge variety of flavours and eat very good artigianal ice-creams. It's one of the oldest gelateria in town. Just try!

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Thank Alesemme
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Very cheerful service, but the icecream itself was slightly disturbing: of course Tropea onions in icecream has something experimental to it, but in this case the combination of very sweet creamy ice with bits of cooked onion was simply unpleasant. Equally the melon ice was overly sweet.

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Thank Arnold1973
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Tonino's nocciolata, tartufo and manderla, absolutely wonderful each. And the Master himself, a great person. And if you're on a bizarre mood, try onion or n'duja.

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Thank karhuHelsinki
East Sussex
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

This was a repeat visit to Tonino's, following several previous holidays on which we enjoyed the numerous flavours Tonino offers, along with his trademark charm and excellent service. His manner is fantastic with children and adults alike and the ice creams themselves are fanastically flavoursome, ranging from pistacchio and hazelenut to onion (!), along wth fruit and chocolate classics. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20

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