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Gelarto Rosa

Szent Istvan ter 3, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 70 383 1071
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Ranked #3 of 1,636 restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Located in the center of Budapest (Basilica), Gelarto Rosa is THE BEST ice cream in this town! Owner, the charismatic Niki Szokron studied the secrets of old Italian family recipes straight from the source in Italy and brought it back to her city. The philosophy behind it: fresh and true quality ingredients, old Italian traditions, modern technic and as final touch, add artistic creativity.The pretty ice cream girls at Niki's shop "create" each and every portion or cone as a unique artwork using ice cream as art material. It's simply amazing! Don't miss Peti (the barista) great Italian style coffee, and have real French macaroon from Juliette McAron.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Located in the center of Budapest (Basilica), Gelarto Rosa is THE BEST ice cream in this town! Owner, the charismatic Niki Szokron studied the secrets of old Italian family recipes straight from the source in Italy and brought it back to her city. The philosophy behind it: fresh and true quality ingredients, old Italian traditions, modern technic and as final touch, add artistic creativity.The pretty ice cream girls at Niki's shop "create" each and every portion or cone as a unique artwork using ice cream as art material. It's simply amazing! Don't miss Peti (the barista) great Italian style coffee, and have real French macaroon from Juliette McAron.
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Tucson, Arizona
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563 reviews 563 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Well this is not a restaurant at all but one of the best ice cream in Europe. I love the lavender flavor and the ginger basil. What makes them famous also is that you get your cone in the shape of a beautiful rose with different colors. Located in front of the Starbucks on the right of the Basilica when... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went here following the reviews here. They were right, the ice cream was great, but how they served it was amazing. We sent pictures to friends and they all were very impressed. Definitely a must visit place to have a great dessert.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Not the best of ice creams but flavours are good and experience was also good. It's right next to St. Stephens's Cathedral and had a long queue.

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Gurgaon, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I take my desserts pretty seriously. And one day while in Budapest, around the St. Stephens Basilica, I saw some children having this wonderful rose-shaped ice-cream, which I had to have. So, after a bit of sleuthing, I found this place, tucked away by the side of the Basilica, with yummy rose-shaped ice-cream. I thought that perhaps it's only pretty-looking,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Having eaten ice cream from Gelarto Rosa earlier in the week and thoroughly enjoyed it (previously reviewed), we went back again. This time I decided to have 3 flavours. I gave my choices to the server and she immediately started putting the first one in a wafer cone. I quickly stopped her, saying I would like a tub (I do... More

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

the interior design is wonderful, the coffee is one of the best in the city, the ice creams look lso wonderful you don't want to eat them

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have never seen such beautiful and individually crafted uce creams. We visited 4 times during our week long visit. Always a queue, but personalised icecreams take time to make. We were never rushed and although I speak Magyar a good level of English spoken, which pleased my husband and son! Watched as they taught new servers. It's a pleasure... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The flavours are very nice here. They have some flavours you will not see in a run of the mill ice cream selling establishment. I had the chilli chocolate, mint and salty caramel. The only complaint I had was that, after selecting the mint and chocolate to go on the outside (they serve the ice cream in the shape of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great gelato - bad service Two examples from the last 3 weeks: You are obliged to buy at least two portions- that's too much for my two year old daughter so ask them please split that into two cones, but they refused. Obviously we offered to pay for the extra cone but they insisted that it is no possible, and... More

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gelarto, Directeur général at Gelarto Rosa, responded to this review

Dear Csaba S, We are shocked to read your review. And right now doing a serious investigation, checking the camera records too. We want to find who could serve you on such impolite way. We always pay special attention on each costumer and recognize locals whom are visiting us day to day. About portions: we have small, medium and large.... More

Aboyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

White chocolate panna cotta flavour, banana sorbet, many more unique choices and then all presented in a hand sculpted rose on a cone. Wow.

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