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Gelato Gal

37458 Oyster House Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-227-1001
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Ranked #57 of 231 Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: Barbecue, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: It's a Gelato worth pushing through squalls to find, worthy of a pilgrimage, a goal noble enough to inspire you to craw out of a fire-warmed home and sail forth into the night. But, don't take our word for it - see for yourself how our Gelato makes your eyes mist and your knees weak!Not only do we offer the finest award-winning gelato, but we also create hand-made chocolates and smoked/BBQ meats, fish and chicken! Everything is made from scratch using authentic methods to give you a most tasty experience!
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: It's a Gelato worth pushing through squalls to find, worthy of a pilgrimage, a goal noble enough to inspire you to craw out of a fire-warmed home and sail forth into the night. But, don't take our word for it - see for yourself how our Gelato makes your eyes mist and your knees weak!Not only do we offer the finest award-winning gelato, but we also create hand-made chocolates and smoked/BBQ meats, fish and chicken! Everything is made from scratch using authentic methods to give you a most tasty experience!
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English first
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We really wanted this to be a great place since it is so convenient for us, and we are bar-b-que lovers. But it was a big disappointment. The gelato lacks the rich flavor of other gelato and has the texture of refrozen ice cream. Not a winning combination. The bar-b-qued ribs were equally lackluster. We live nearby and can tell... More

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1gelato, Owner at Gelato Gal, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that we were not able to meet your expectations. As the owner I do appreciate feedback. I am sure that you can appreciate the effort that I make to ensure that all my products are fresh ----I use only locally sourced vegetables and fruits in my gelatto. I smoke all the meats onsite with... More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Having recently arrived from Italy, we've missed our daily gelato. When we came upon the Gelato Gal and read its reviews, we were hopeful and ready to dismiss the BBQ smell. The door was locked and the young man who opened the door had food in his mouth. We did not find him welcoming and the young lady who served... More

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1gelato, Owner at Gelato Gal, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting my restaurant! It was unfortunate that you arrived shortly before we opened for the day. I ask my staff keep the door locked until the official opening time, but often they will open the door and try to accomadate early customers. I employ a mix of international students and local talent during the summer as do... More

Arlington, Virginia, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

High-qualiy, European-style gelato with a nice flavor assortment. AND in-house-smoked pork for dinner. We've been disappointed every time we've tried gelato in the US, but the owner of this shop makes very good gelato. She studied in Italy to learn exactly how to make it and, lucky for us, brought her expertise back to Rehoboth. Whether you eat dessert first... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Full confession, I'm a foodie, even a snob. And I love their gelato. Peach Sorbetto, coconut, and especially chocolate zen. But I now will drive down Rt 1 in summer just to get their smoked chicken and salmon too. Perfect to make salads. Who cares if it smells smoky? Taste it. We need more places that care about the craft... More

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The gelato is average. The chocolate was pretty good, but some of the other flavors were not good. More importantly, the place has an overwhelming barbecue smell. I get it that the place sells barbecue meat, but that doesn't go with gelato. And whenI got home I needed to immediately take a shower and wash my clothes. 100% chance you'll... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

I really wanted to love gelato gal. It's in a cute beachy looking building with easy free parking. But that's where the charm stops. When you wak through the door (actually even in the parking lot) the smell of barbecued meat is overwhelming which is fine for a smokehouse or a BBQ joint but not for an artisanal ( gelato... More

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Milton, DE
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Having eaten gelato in many, many towns in Italy, I think Gelato Gal's gelato is as good as, if not better, than the gelato I've had in Italia, especially the pistachico!!!!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

The sorbetto selections were flavorful and worth the trip: peach, strawberry, blueberry, watermelon, melon (cantaloupe). The peach was especially good, with locally sourced peaches. The gelato was fine, but not spectacular, but, then again, we just returned from Italy, so it's probably not a fair comparison.

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Wilton, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The gelato at Gelato Gal is nothing short of awesome. And now they've added BBQ to their offerings. Delicious and well priced. Our family particularly liked the ribs and chicken. Highly recommend Gelato Gal. Our next treat will the be the handmade chocolates at Gelato Gal. It's a carry out so you bring these wonderful treats home to enjoy.

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Germantown, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have a house in Rehoboth within walking distance to GG...so after tasting their amazing Gelato the first time, we now go every time we're there. The Gelato is fresh and fantastic. While my favorite is the Chocolate Zen, we've tried a lot of flavors...all great. On my last trip, we got addicted to the Melon which was out of... More

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