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Il Dolce Freddo

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116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
61396393344
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 80
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome gelato

Craving something nice? You can have 5 different types of chocolate, or durian if you wish. My favourite was the fig! Delicious!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Craving something nice? You can have 5 different types of chocolate, or durian if you wish. My favourite was the fig! Delicious!!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

How can I put this... I ABSALUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!! highly recommend my ever best favourite green tea flavour (I'll go get it later lolz), rocher and rum and raisin, salted caramel.... Yum yum yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@ I do not have time to try the rest of the flavours because I can't make up my mind since they are already all so good!... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had a small ice cream cone to go. The ice cream was quite good, and perhaps more importantly, they used proper waffle style cones - not the molded sort that taste like card board. The ice cream cone didn't exactly change the way I look at ice cream, but it was quite goood, if perhaps a little on the expensive... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We drive from the other side of Melbourne to buy their icecream. The icecream is so creamy and have a huge variety of flavours. But they always seem to melt soooo fast. My preferred flavour is Baileys.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are a lot of ice-cream/gelato places to chose from on Lygon Street. After living in the area for 4+ years, I know that Il Dolce is going to be reliable and delicious every time. They could have more sorbet options, but I like that they offer some yoghurt-based flavours too. Ice-cream, gelato, I'm not great knowing the difference, but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Usually after a meal in the city, I'll stop by here for the dessert. It's supposed to be gelato but people think it's not. Whatever it is, I like the pandan and coconut and the durian flavour. My daughter likes the pistachio one. I have yet to try the other flavours.

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Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have been here many times, and the gelato/ice cream is never disappointing. Love the pandan and coconut flavor, as well as the pistachio. Recently tried the new fig flavor, and it was beautiful. Highly recommended.

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Fremantle, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Whilst we were dining in Lygon Street, I was scanning TA and saw that Il Docce Freddo was rated the #3 restaurant in all Melbourne. As it was literally four shop fronts away, we decided to forgo dessert at the restaurant we were dining at and see why so many people were raving about Il Docce Freddo. Apart from the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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236 reviews 236 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place serves ice cream not gelato as so many reviewers seem to think. It you have been to Italy you would know the difference. The ice cream is pretty good but with out the intense flavour of real gelato.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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121 reviews 121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The chocolate ice cream and the ferrero rocher are exquisite. We also tried the Nutella which was also amazing. Overall, one of my best ice cream experiences!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 61396393344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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