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Il Dolce Freddo

116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Carlton)
61396393344
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Ranked #2 of 3,994 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $9
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Carlton
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Carlton
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

OMG.. the selection and flavours on offer are devine. The coconut or pandan flovour is to die for. I love to mix between green tea / pandan and durian. I usually stay away from fresh durian but the durian ice cream is quite good not smelly. I have tried all the geloto shops on Lygon Street and i am ready... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Only ordered Durian taste with 4 scopes for around $8. The taste is fantastic. It's VERY, VERY WORTHY. BUY IT

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I used to come to this gelati place all the time about 7 years ago, I moved interstate and sometimes come back to Melbourne to visit the in-laws. I decided to go back to freddos the other week with my kids for the first time in YEARS! and its still incredible! it blew my mind! I found out that its... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was in the search for a gelato store that was relatively close to RMIT (the university in which I study), and I happened to come across Il Dolce Freddo. The range of flavours offered at Il Dolce Freddo far exceeded my expectations, ranging from chocolates to fruits. The serving size was quite generous, and the flavours, don't get me... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Don't get caught up in the social hype of other Melbourne gelato shops, Il Dolce Freddo is hands down THE best in town! Not only is the product seriously amazing, the staff are absolutely wonderful! I have been coming here for 7 years now and it is always a pleasurable experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

this was amazing! my favourite flavours were definitely the roche and black forest but i cannot wait to go back for more! great service, very happy people :D!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Friendly staff who know what they are talking about! About time as well. We are saturated by so much pretentiousness in Melbourne so it's refreshing to finally receive down to earth service with a 10/10 product. Best gelati I have had in 40 years.

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Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stumbled upon this great ice cream place after we had a superb dinner at the Carlton Curry House. Then we found out later it was even higher up on the Tripadvisor ratings list! Very tasty ice cream with friendly service, even on a cold night!

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Italy, and I love everything Italian, but I'm not a gelato expert. I've never eaten the gelato from any of the places in Lygon St. I found this place through through tripadvisor and so I went. I love it, from the first to the last lick of it. There is no reason why I would want to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Have been to Italy many times and the gelato at Il Dolce Freddo brings back memories! It had flavours I haven't found yet in Australia plus the stock standard chocolate, hazelenut, mint etc. Partner happily had a nice affogato which made him happy! Perfect dessert after dinner on Lygon Street. It's expensive as far as ice-cream goes but you get... More

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