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Gelarto Rosa

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Szent Istvan ter 3, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 70 383 1071
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Located in the center of Budapest (Basilica), Gelarto Rosa is THE BEST ice...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun and Flavor ARose!

I had a small size (2 flavor choices): salted caramel and a very dark chocolate. The base of the rose is the foundation so the filling of the cone is quite substantial, as opposed to being hollow. My sweetie had chocolate and banana/kiwi. I think there was a large selection of flavors, contrary to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had a small size (2 flavor choices): salted caramel and a very dark chocolate. The base of the rose is the foundation so the filling of the cone is quite substantial, as opposed to being hollow. My sweetie had chocolate and banana/kiwi. I think there was a large selection of flavors, contrary to what another reviewer wrote. I saw... More 

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Treviglio, Italy
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46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

One of the best icecream in town, not for the icecram in the form of rose (actually I don't like it) but for the quality of the icecream itself.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Right in the center, near the basilica, there is a special ice-cream place. It is easy to miss, but once you go in you won't forget. The presentation is great and one of a kind, and instead of ice-cream you get an eatable flower. The ice-cream itself is very good, though there aren't a lot of choices.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is the most romantic gelateria imaginable, with each cone crafted into a lovely rose. I have never before experienced such a magical gelato experience. I only wish my wife had been there to enjoy it with me. And the gelato is good too! Definitely go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I had read other reviews of Gelarto Rosa and knew that when we were in Budapest, we had to make sure to try it. They don't just dollop the ice cream (gelato) onto the cone, they form a rose with the ice cream (gelato)! Not only was it beautiful, the gelato was some of the best I've ever tasted. Additionally,... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were in Badapest for a short weekend break over the past two days and on both days we couldn't resist but to come to Gelarto Rosa. This place always has a queue coming out of the door and for good reason too! The staff are attentive and very nice, the skill required to make rose petals out of ice... More 

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bradford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

In Budapest at the moment. Called in. Amazing. We chose 3 flavors each cost 650huf each. Great value and great flavours. Will defo call again before we leave.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This place on the right corner facing St. Stephen Basilica is teeny tiny but always packed with people coming in and out. The clerk will delight customers by scooping up your ice cream and making it into a rose.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A great and affordable ice cream cafe for a quick convenient respite as it's located near the large square/cathedral. The main draw of this is the multitude of flavours/colours you can make up your 'rose' with. There was definitely hits and misses with the flavours but none stood out to me - Perhaps I didn't pick the right ones. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

By itself, gelato is excellent, but when paired with the staff at Gelarto Rosa, it's an experience not easily forgotten. Niki and the others are warm and friendly...genuine Hungarian hospitality. Gelarto Rosa is a stop we'll make any time we're in Budapest.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Szent Istvan ter 3, Budapest 1051, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 70 383 1071

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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