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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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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
worth the wait - pretty and pretty tasty

We decided to hunt down a dessert place while in town. There are a lot of ice cream/gelato places, but none have a line out the door of not only one but two locations on the same street. The line was far from unmanageable, plus it give you ample time to think and rethink your decisions. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to hunt down a dessert place while in town. There are a lot of ice cream/gelato places, but none have a line out the door of not only one but two locations on the same street. The line was far from unmanageable, plus it give you ample time to think and rethink your decisions. The creation of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Budapest for 6 days and we went for ice cream in Gelarto Rosa twice! I wish to know it earlier! We didn't try from anywhere else so as not to get disappointed! It's not only the decoration that make it so special but the extremely delicious flavors as well! It worths more than the very few money... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The way that they sculpt the ice cream is beautiful, looks like a work of art. However the ice cream is quite expensive compared to other places and doesn't taste anything like proper gelato.

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gelarto, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Gelarto Rosa, responded to this review

Dear aar31, Thank you for visiting our shop and leave a review on us. It is always good to get some feedback, especially when it is positive. :) We don't think that we sell our best quality ice-cream in a horror price. 550 Hungarian forints that are less than 2 euros is quite a good price, especially in this area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The gelato here is not only beautifully presented, it's also delicious. Prices are higher than standard gelato places around Budapest but it's worth it. The staff are also very friendly. One thing to note is that because of the flower formation, it can be hard to eat your flavours separately, so it's best to choose complementary flavours - I made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a neat idea to make ice cream into the shape of roses. Fun to watch as they sculpt your order. It not only looks nice it also tastes great!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Cool concept. Gelato scooped in a unique way to look like flowers. This place was fun after a hot day of sightseeing. The staff had good recommendations for flavors to combine. Our party of 7 each had something different and we all enjoyed it. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I try the lemon and basil and red fruits (or something like that). The lemon and basil had a little bit too much basil for me, but it was really nice do. The other flavour was really nice! Both were clearly fresh. Nice and creative presentation. The local is a hit. Expect rows. Recommended!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is a bit of a novelty but the price is reasonable and the flavours are very bold. I thought it was too much flavour but that's personal preference! Very good ice cream. We also got waffles in the morning which were okay but very stodgy and slightly over priced for what they were. Friendly staff though and definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The ice creams were lovely and well made for the girls that work there. The taste was very nice. I really recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Always slightly suspicious of something that appears a gimmick but the ice creams were delicious and beautiful Best of all, when it was 35C an ideal way to cool off Well worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Szent Istvan ter 3, Budapest 1051, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 70 383 1071

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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