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Il Dolce Freddo

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Carlton
Ice Cream
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Nice!

I did enjoy the ice-cream very much when I came here. The summer heat was too much and it was exactly what I needed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jav L
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Henley Brook, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Henley Brook, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I did enjoy the ice-cream very much when I came here. The summer heat was too much and it was exactly what I needed!

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Victoria, Canada
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231 reviews 231 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There are heaps of other decent Gelato places in Melbourne - N2, Gelato Messina, to name a few. Do your research if you want good Gelato!

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Small store but the spread they have is amazing. There's many wonderful exotic flavours as well. I tried the Durian and Cookies & cream flavours and loved them. A little expensive though but great value for an occasional treat!

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

You almost cannot visit Lygon Street without going to Il Dolce Freddo. I had the famous ferraro rocher - it was perfect. I had it complemented by Lychee and together they were excellent.My suggestion is to stay away from cookies and cream. At least it didn't work with strawberry. Good quality gelati, you can taste the creaminess. Great place to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Came here after dinner one night during our stay in Melbourne, tried the pistachio and the salted caramel - both were soft, creamy, and delicious. Will be back to try the other flavors next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Only had a small salted caramel gelato, but it was sensational! Wish we had more time to go back and try more. We'll definitely try more next time in Luton street.

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Perth, Australia
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52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you're having dinner out on Lygon St, skip dessert at the restaurant and come here. Lots of flavours and creative options - there's truly something for everyone. Best thing is that it's quite affordable too and the staff are incredibly friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Carlton
  • Neighborhood: Carlton
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?