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Coolside Gelato Bar

1124 11 Street, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
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Ranked #2 of 174 Restaurants in Palm Harbor
Tue - Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert
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English first
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Did you know that Coolside has been voted the best dessert in Pinellas County? That is amazing! Congrats to Coolside on the accomplishment! If you have not been to Coolside what are you waiting for? If you love ice cream you'll love gelato. They always have great flavors to choose from! The crepes are the best I've found since France!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Coolside is an authentic treat. My wife and I have been going there for over a year. She gets a gelato and I'll get a cappuccino. She says they have some of the best gelato. The Cappuccino comes with what must be the best homemade biscotti. We’ve become friends with the owners Mario and Leila. During the occasional time when... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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31 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Of the handful of gelateria in this neck of the woods, this is hands-down the winner insofar as taste and quality are concerned. We often go out to dinner but then drive here for desert. The ingredients are wonderful and there is always some experimentation with new flavors. Last night I tried their chocolate-almond-wasabi (yes, Japanese wasabi) combo and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I have reached food nirvana! The people at Coolside Gelato Bar have come up with two new luscious granita flavors; blackberry/goat cheese and pineapple/mango/cilantro! Folks, you do not know what you are missing! Run, don't walk, to Coolside Gelato Bar. Thanks to Mario and Leila for catering to this foodie!!! Love y'all!!!

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Today my mom, daughter, and I stopped in for an afternoon treat. This was our first time, and we loved it. The latte I had was fantastic, and the gelato she got was even better. The owner was so friendly, and the atmosphere quaint. We'll be back for sure. It's rare to find good quality AND service these days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I always enjoy my visits to Coolside. Today I had lemon granita and strawberry balsamic granita in the same cup. Strawberry lemonade granita!!! Delicious with the little pieces of lemon zest. My favorite place for dessert...I love it!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Tried it out tonight and it was amazing, everything you would expect from a gelato shop and more. Serious flavors with a few that were quite different. Amazing wait staff and the owner was there and he was one of the nicest guys we have ever met! Will be back!!!!!

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Dunedin, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Coolside is owned by the same family as Fireside Pizza. You will not be disappointed when you visit Coolside. They make their gelato fresh and create some of the best gelato around. The owners are there scooping up the gelato for you and are the best couple. They a friendly, personable, make you feel right at home. They have a... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Having traveled to Italy several times in the past few years, we stumbled on a real gelato gem in Palm Harbor, Florida. Coolside Gelato Bar produces some of the finest gelato this side of Italy with a wide variety of flavors along with some cannolis and crepes (my favorite - banana and Nutella). Rivaling the quality of their gelato were... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This coffee and gelato bar in downtown Palm Harbor is wonderful. The owners are so friendly and welcoming, and they'll let you try as many gelato flavors as you want to help make your difficult decision! Handmade crepes, cannolis and tiramisu are just a few of their culinary delights. Great place to have coffee, cappuccino, and dessert. I have been... More 

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Additional Information about Coolside Gelato Bar

Address: 1124 11 Street, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone Number: +(1)727-786-2665
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palm Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Dessert

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