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Il Dolce Freddo

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116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
61396393344
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 84
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easily one of Melbourne's Best

Venture out into Lygon Street in North Melbourne and you’ll find a neighbourhood long tied to Italian cuisine and culture. I used to hang out here cause I simply love pizza. But today, some of the best restaurants are located elsewhere. Walk around and you’ll still find gems such as Il Dolce... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Venture out into Lygon Street in North Melbourne and you’ll find a neighbourhood long tied to Italian cuisine and culture. I used to hang out here cause I simply love pizza. But today, some of the best restaurants are located elsewhere. Walk around and you’ll still find gems such as Il Dolce Freddo, which services easily one of gelato in... More 

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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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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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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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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: $
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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