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Gelato Secrets

#8 of 27 Dessert in Ubud
#106 of 566 Places to Eat in Ubud
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Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: At Gelato Secrets, we have dedicated our lives to creating the most...
At Gelato Secrets, we have dedicated our lives to creating the most exquisite gelato and sorbetto we possibly can. Inspired by our childhood memories and a shared love and passion for gelato, we first brought this wonderful classic Italian treat to Bali with our inaugural gelato shop in Ubud in 2009. Our secret is simple: we use only 100% natural, fresh ingredients from carefully selected suppliers, free from artificial flavouring, colouring and preservatives, comprising both Italian classics and exotic Indonesian flavours derived from seasonal local fruits and spices. We then highlight these premium ingredients in our innovative, avant-garde gelato and sorbetto with our signature twist, lovingly created from authentic, traditional Italian recipes and meticulously crafted by expert artisan hands to achieve the purest of flavours, allowing the natural essence of each ingredient to shine through. The proof is in each sinfully creamy scoop balanced on our yummy homemade waffle cone (or in a cup). Delicious, wholesome and innovative, you will be taken on an exquisite sweet journey with our original homemade gelato and non-dairy sorbetto. Life is a sweet offering!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sweet life

Had my time living in Italy with gellato, and this sure does not disappoint. Totally worth the money. And they offer wide range of flavors you wouldn't & can't find anywhere. Lactose intolerance / vegan? This is to go to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
AvantiSukma
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had my time living in Italy with gellato, and this sure does not disappoint. Totally worth the money. And they offer wide range of flavors you wouldn't & can't find anywhere. Lactose intolerance / vegan? This is to go to.

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Thank AvantiSukma
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gelato was melted too fast and tasted a little weird, maybe because when I came here the electricity was cut off and they didn't use generator. I think a gelato cafe should have a generator since their main business item depends on refrigerator. It was a shame. But one day before that, I dropped at the counter in jl... More 

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Thank littlepaws88
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Ubud, monkey forest road store and was disappointed. We passed many other ice cream stores to visit this one because of its reviews. Good variety and mix of flavours (e.g. Chocolate and cacao bean) but the beans weren't properly ground so each bite was met with a bitter crunch (this may be more personal preference). What was... More 

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Thank 19Ivanhoe
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

GLUTEN-free DAIRY-free allergen-labelled sorbet and ice cream in Ubud Bali! Been travelling in south east Asia for three months now and this is the first time we've found somewhere that has its ice creams and sorbets allergen labelled! I can recommend the passion fruit sorbet, strawberry and guava sorbet, and coconut. For any other coeliac and lactose intolerant ice cream... More 

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Thank LauraR_England
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress didnt even smile when i want to try second choice. Expensive compare to gusto or gaya gelato. And how come a gelato not even cold, it's runny. Dissappointed

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Thank Novi C
Maria L, Owner at Gelato Secrets, responded to this review

Dear Novi C, Thank you for your recent visit to Gelato Secrets and for taking the time to review our product. Our shop on Monkey Forest Road is our busiest shop and there is usually lots of customers waiting in line on a very hot day and things can get quite hectic for our staff! We apologize for the lack... More 

Ubud
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love gelato secrets! esp the bamboo charcoal. always refreshing on a hot day. waffle cone is so good.

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Thank aleck23470
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been in Ubud many times as I study yoga in Ubud bodyworks. Few months ago I came to Ubud to company my friend from US to practice yoga in Yoga Barn, I said to her that there is very nice ice cream in Monkey Forest street, Then we went there, we bought two ice cream, one is 25 thousand... More 

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Thank Kak H
San Francisco, California, United States
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555 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little cafe/shop is located right on the monkey forest road. The staff was friendly and courteous. The shop is very clean and I had the passion fruit ice-cream which was delicious.

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Thank AshishGuptasfo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We've had all the best stuff, in Italy, everywhere else too, we love great gelato. Anyways, best Chocolate ever. Loved other flavors too, like the mint, which was not food coloring green, and actually had fresh mint and actually tasted like real fresh mint.

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Thank bradleyhcoleman
Broadbeach, Australia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had lunch at their Petitanget restaurant, food was excellent and very good size servings, and good service and there Gelato is the best.

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Thank Noel T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Ubud

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

At Gelato Secrets, we have dedicated our lives to creating the most exquisite gelato and sorbetto we possibly can. Inspired by our childhood memories and a shared love and passion for gelato, we first brought this wonderful classic Italian treat to Bali with our inaugural gelato shop in Ubud in 2009. Our secret is simple: we use only 100% natural, fresh ingredients from carefully selected suppliers, free from artificial flavouring, colouring and preservatives, comprising both Italian classics and exotic Indonesian flavours derived from seasonal local fruits and spices. We then highlight these premium ingredients in our innovative, avant-garde gelato and sorbetto with our signature twist, lovingly created from authentic, traditional Italian recipes and meticulously crafted by expert artisan hands to achieve the purest of flavours, allowing the natural essence of each ingredient to shine through. The proof is in each sinfully creamy scoop balanced on our yummy homemade waffle cone (or in a cup). Delicious, wholesome and innovative, you will be taken on an exquisite sweet journey with our original homemade gelato and non-dairy sorbetto. Life is a sweet offering!

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