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All 133 Nelson Restaurants

Penguino Gelato Cafe

85 Montgomery Square | P O Box 1225, Nelson, New Zealand
03 545 6450
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Ranked #29 of 133 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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English first
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stopped here after a day trip to cool down. Great flavour selection. I had a coffee flavour with Apfel Streusel and it was very nice. Girls serving were polite and friendly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great wee spot to cool down on a hot Nelson afternoon. I had strawberry and mint, and it was perfect. Very much enjoyed.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have went to the shop and ask for sampling of few flavour of ice cream but they have refused to serve me with the reason that i have tested 3 flavours. This is the first time i have encountered such a bad service in the ice cream shop. The ice cream is nothing to shout about if you try... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We sampled several different ice creams on our trip in the South Island, and this was the best by far! The proprietor was very personable as well, which is another plus.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We came here because the recomendetions in lonely planet and it really appeared wonderful! We took the kivi and blackcurrant sorbe flavors and it was very unique and tasty!! Also the owner of the place was so welcoming and interesting person to talk with! We are highly recommend!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love Penguino’s. Such interesting flavours, it is great to be able to sample as many as you want before making the difficult choice as to which one you really prefer over all the other wonderful flavours :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I came here for the 'award winning' boysenberry sorbet and I was sorely disappointed. It was very plain tasting and I was overall very unenthusiastic about it. I am normally quite easy to please when it come to food but this jut didn't cut it for me. The sour plum had a pick more oomph but even that wasn't very... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We do gelato tastings all over the world and this is some of the best ever! The Mango Lassie and Dark Chocolate Carmel were both wonderful. Most of his favors have won either silver or gold awards at New Zealand's ice cream competitions. Don't miss this jewel!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I remember this place 16 years ago when i lived in Nelson. It was good then and it is still very good now. I had the Crazy Coffee sundae. I have read a few of the other reviews and thought about what they have written. First and formost Gelato is not the same as ice cream. Secondly the price is... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

we where lucky to vista as they normal close in the winter months. but they are only open friday, saturdays and sundays over this period. they have received so many awards for there ice cream. They have very funky flavours, but really work well. i had 2 scoops at the price of $5.50, rum raisins and white chocolate. i would... More 

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Additional Information about Penguino Gelato Cafe

Address: 85 Montgomery Square | P O Box 1225, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 545 6450
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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