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Rancatore's Ice Cream

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1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5302
781-862-5090
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best ice cream

This is the best ice cream in the area. They make it all from hand. The flavors are a pretty good selection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HannahRHK
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best ice cream in the area. They make it all from hand. The flavors are a pretty good selection.

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Thank HannahRHK
Brookline, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

After a really big lunch at a nearby Chinese restaurant in Lexington, we (the girls, anyway) decided to go to Rancatore's for dessert. I couldn't imagine how these two slender women could make room for yet more food, especially food as rich as the ice creams at Rancatore's, but they were determined, and they succeeded. The variety is amazing and... More 

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Thank Arthur-Susan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

A no frills shop in the heart of Lexington center. Perfect for kids, fun for families, a must stop after a softball game or movie. The space is small but that adds to the friendliness of the shop and don't worry about spills or drips. It's part of the experience. Oh and the ice cream is yummy.

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Thank Cheryl A
Lexington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

There often new creative flavors added to a solid assortment of regulars. Reasonable portions/price. Joe, the owner, is great with his team, mostly local high school kids.

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Thank Gary K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We loved Rancatore's when we lived in Lexington. Great ice cream in the heart of downtown. They have good variety of ice creams abd toppings and its well made. Its nice to walk in downtown and chill with an ice cream.

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Thank Angela T
Lexington, MA
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a wonderful ice cream shop. Lots of wonderful flavors. A bit pricey, but all creamery ice cream is, so no shocker there. Local owner who likes to give back to the community as well, which is a nice feeling to support them.

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Thank hamseyshasha
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

nothing special, but standard ice cream local joint. apple cider sorbet had an interesting flavor to it, a bit off-putting, but the cherry chip flavor was good, just like ben and jerry's cherry garcia.

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Thank monal_m_patel
Waltham, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a standard type ice cream shop selling normal everyday items but without the best ice cream in the area.

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Thank Harvey G
Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Lots of flavors to choose from. There are tables and chairs where you can sit and enjoy your treat. Service is friendly. Very popular and can get crowded. If you're in Lexington and looking for a treat, give Rancatore's a try.

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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I ma basing this review on one flavor. They have others. I've had them, they are good. Callebaut milk chocolate is unlike anything you've had. It is light, so stunningly light. An ellusive and subtle delight. The essence of cacao doesn't bash you in the face screaming "CHOCOLATE" with a lusty nordic yawp, but softly sneaks up behind you, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 781-862-5090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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