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9/93 The Esplanade (50 metres up Aplin street) | From Esplanade-Aplin corner, walk up Aplin, 50 metres on the left., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0429996911
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 283
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best in Cairns

Went here for the first time in November last year, and have been back many times since. Taking any visitors there to try the amazing selection. Love the choc and nut dipped cones.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Kimkin2015
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went here for the first time in November last year, and have been back many times since. Taking any visitors there to try the amazing selection. Love the choc and nut dipped cones.

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Couldn't recommend Gelocchio enough! Lots of exotic tropical fruit to try -- the soursop was amazing -- and delicious takes on favourites, such as the passionfruit -- I've never had a more flavoursome one. A local recommended the place to us, and coming from Melbourne, I must say it is better than anything on Lygon St! (something I don't say... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The owner of Gelocchio is not the chattiest person, and there are explicable reasons. First of all, English is not his native language; therefore it doesn’t come as natural. Being an authentic Italian Gelato store, they primarily speak Italian. Second of all, unlike some of the antagonistic competition out there, Gelocchio offers an extra 25 flavours, made with the freshest... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Considering the top two on trip advisor are so close in location, it's hard to believe that the service wasn't better. I opted for this place over Devine because of the ratings. Now I have to be honest the gelato was ok, but definitely nothing to write home about, but what really let it down was the service. The guy... More 

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md
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Have gone here 2 nights in a row dt baileys Irish cream flavor but other noted selection include Ferrero rocher, tiramisu, hazelnut, wide selection of fruit sorbets & even selections of flavored on sticks! Flavors very rich, creamy & smooth leaving no filmy after taste! Can see why they're rated #1. If here in town would become a regular nightly.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great selection of gelato and sorbet, much needed in the heat of Cairns in summertime! The popsicle style sorbets were amazing as well, definitely worth a try.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I have been living in Cairns for a year now, and the weather definitely suits having ice cream and gelato. There are many ice cream shops on Aplin Street, but Gelocchio stands out as being the only one with ice blocks and chocolate dipped ice blocks. You can even have extra nuts on the chocolate! They also have gelato which... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I had a raspberry lemonade iceblock was yum! Even though we didnt, you could choose your icecream/iceblock flavour dip it in a chocolate (dark/milk/white) and then dip it in a topping (sprinkles) such a great idea!

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Hossegor, Aquitaine, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My girlfriend and I live in Cairns and we cannot spend one week without going to Gelocchio. We are definitely addicted to their gelato! For summer time, we love so much the "Soursop" which is the best refreshing flavour with this particular texture, and the "Pistacchio" which is incredibly tasty... Guys, icecream lovers, I truly recommend to go to Gelocchio,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I was travelling in Cairns for 5 nights and I always walk pass by the shop everyday but I didn't try it until my last day in Cairns, because I'm really curious with the Gelato when I saw a lot of people buy it. So I heading inside the store and the shopkeeper greet me politely like "how are you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9/93 The Esplanade (50 metres up Aplin street) | From Esplanade-Aplin corner, walk up Aplin, 50 metres on the left., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 0429996911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 5
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?