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116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Carlton)
61396393344
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Ranked #2 of 4,139 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $9
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Neighborhood: Carlton
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

For dessert after a scrumptious Italian pasta (at D.O.C. Espresso for those interested), nothing else for it but a couple of generous scoops of creamy gelati in a waffle cone! After the obligatory taste tests to rule out doubt, I went chocolate (cos duh) and salted caramel (cos you're mad if you're not into it already). YUM YUM YUM so... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The staff are very friendly and helpful and very patient about our indecisive 11 yo and her choice. There are a range of flavours from coffee through to more unusual such as salted caramel. Freshly made is the claim and we believe them after tasting them. The price reflects the high quality. We now have to take our older children... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a small Gelato shop in Lygon Street Carlton. The owner Artisan Robert was there & explained & gave me tastings of the most wonderful exotic flavours as well as the regular ones. The Pandan and Coconut was amazing so exotic & absolutely delicious. The variety of flavours was wide the tastes were of true ingredients not artificial flavouring.... More 

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Melbourne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

read about this place on TripAdvisor and thought I'd check it out. It was a hot Saturday afternoon. I wasn't sure exactly where it was but I shouldn't have worried. The large crowd on the footpath in front of me was indication of how popular this place is. They had plenty of staff so the wait wasn't long to be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I love the Durian flavour, like the real thing! Ferrero Rocher and Pistachio are very nice too. There are tables and chairs to sit and relax but not many.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've returned here each time i come to Melbourne and as a durian lover i always go for its durian gelati. Yum! Not cheap but love it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Managed to get to place on Lygon St just before closure on a Thursday night, they were closing everything up but the lovely gentleman still let us in to get ice cream. There are some real delicious looking flavors but we settled for Ferrero Rocher, Nutella and Cookies and Cream. The only problem was the weather, it had just bucketed... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Coconut and strawberry was awesome. Great service and location. Looking forward to the next trip to Melbourne just for this

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Toowoomba, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had read about this place on Trip Advisor, and put it on our 'must do' list on our recent trip to Melbourne. I can see why it is normally in the Top 10 restaurants in Melbourne. It was 10.30 on a Friday night and the place was buzzing and packed. The gelato was scrumptious and not overly expensive. The... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Fancied ice cream and went here because of the reviews in tripadvisor and was not disappointed. There's a cool selection of gelato flavours that I have not seen before, I went for lychee and my trusted pistachio

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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>  > Carlton
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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