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Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe

9 W. Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 241-4040
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Ranked #3 of 754 restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Wine Bar
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Gelato is always pricey. If you can get over that then make them your choice downtown. Really cool sidewalk seating and great location. They have a really cool food menu as well, but we've never made it back to eat there.....probably because if I'm in that area for food I'd select wings or pizza instead (next to Barleys, Wild Wings... More

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Columbia, SC
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Yes, the huge variety of gelato is a real draw, but let's not forget, this gem of a place serves superb lunches. It is family-owned and run and the staff gives you the impression that you are now a welcome part of the family. The cafe is small with a menu to match, but everything is freshly prepared and delicious.... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've gone to Luna Rosa several times for the amazing gelato, but it has always been in the evening. Went at lunch and who knew??? Fantastic, homemade soup, pizza and more. Youv'e got to try the roasted tomato and eggplant bisque and panini. Can't wait to go back for the baked ziti quattro formaggi.Then cool, refreshing gelato!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Closest gelato to the real thing in Italy. Great selection of flavors.They need to open another location out on Woodruff Road or Five Forks/Simpsonville.

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shanghai
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've been living in Shanghai for almost three years, but I still miss Luna Rosa delicious gelato! Despite Shanghai being a huge city, chock-full of restaurants and cafes, I haven't found a place yet that could rival Luna Rosa's gelato! I grew up in Italy and Luna Rosa is by far one of the best gelatos I ever had in... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place was set up just like the Italian gelato places I have visited. You go in and pick a size and pay (they take credit cards), and then pick your flavors. I want to go back and try the food and coffee. We just tried the gelato, but that was outstanding. I had the lemon and the birthday cake... More

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North Carolina
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303 reviews 303 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

a. Cash register worker was completely inexperienced and very difficult to work with. b. Gelato servers were great. Very friendly, patient and personable. c. Gelato was average. I had three flavors all of which were a tier down from Talenti. d. Very crowded and popular spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Monte Cristo sandwich with a slice of juicy watermelon was heaven! Kids shared a pizza - crust was paper thin, which we love. Staff was very friendly and the place clean. Best little surprise was a cup of gelato - delish!! It was a perfect place to stop. We parked about 4 blocks away and enjoyed the walk downtown. It... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love to go to Luna Rosa for a special dessert. Because we're there, we often have a meal too. I love their pizzas and my husband usually gets a sandwich. I had never really had gelato before, but after visiting Luna Rosa most other ice cream is just so-so. I love being able to sample as many flavors as... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One they will let you taste them. Two they let you taste them. Great place. For my sister who cannot eat ice cream can certainly eat here. Great flavors.

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