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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
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • 3
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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
Wonderful gelato – like in Italy

Il Dolce Freddo definitely knows how to whip up Italian-style gelato. Absolutely creamy, light and delicious. However, unlike in Italy, they have interesting flavor variations influenced by Australian ingredients. For example, the pandan-coconut gelato was absolutely delicious. The fragrant pandan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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College Station, Texas
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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Il Dolce Freddo definitely knows how to whip up Italian-style gelato. Absolutely creamy, light and delicious. However, unlike in Italy, they have interesting flavor variations influenced by Australian ingredients. For example, the pandan-coconut gelato was absolutely delicious. The fragrant pandan leaf just add this additional something. Honeycomb caramel crumble sounds sweet, but was just the right amount of sweetness with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After having tried Sydney's best gelato places, this definitely competes. Yes, the range is small and the place didn't have a 20m line most Messina goers would recognize (which is a bonus!), but it has character. I purchased the Ferrero Rocher and Baileys flavours and honestly, they tasted exactly how they should have. Generous servings and good price deserves 5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

i was brought to this place to try the ice cream ..there are many choices to choose from and i had hard time choosing the flavors i like, cause all look so good. i finally chose the ferroro roche and hazelnut. both are good, not too sweet and creamy to my liking. there are also lots of choices for those... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Il Dolce Freddo

Address: 116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 61396393344
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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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