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Coolato Gelato

524 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
865.971.5449
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Ranked #5 of 940 restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My favorite gelato ... Reminds me of Europe. Too small, too busy, and just great! It always leaves me wanting more...especially on a hot day, but fortunately for me, they also make gelato cakes that you can take home! I would come here year round if I lived here year round.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You can ask for a taste before you decide. I had mango and pineapple sorbet. It was yummy. There a chairs and tables outside and inside. The gelato also looked really good. Definitely need to come back and try more.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Try this place for not only the Gelato, but the other food items. I've eaten here numerous times and have always had a pleasant experience. Their soups are probably the best I have ever had. Their sandwiches and salads are excellent too. Even their Gelato cake! There is nothing bad to say about this place. If you are in town,... More

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Knoxville, TN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Go! And then go again and again! Food is great and the gelato is the best on the planet! Cake batter is my personal favorite!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very bright, and cheerful atmosphere. Staff welcoming. A nice place to share lunch. But the best things about Coolato are all the gelato offerings. Great anytime of the day or year. Go on in and get your real taste of Italia!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm a gelato addict. I've had gelato all over the world, including Florence where it was invented. Coolato's gelato is right up there with the best of them.

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Panama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great Gelato with a good selection of flavors. If not sure a flavor they will let you sample them. This is also restaurant also has other foods that look good and look forward to trying. The Gelato flavors black berry peach, thin mint, Elvis, chocolate Nutella where awesome. Pathetic owner was nice to us as well.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You think you've had good gelato. You may even have bragged to some friends that you've had good gelato, but I could throw down on that argument because I've been to Coolato Gelato. They've got a variety of great flavors and they're honest about them. The gelato tastes exactly like what it is named. They also have sandwiches, but I've... More

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Kodak
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great selection of flavors - wonderful gelato - well worth a trip for a nice snack. This restaurant also has other foods that look very good - I just haven't tried them yet so I can't rate them. The gelato is AMAZING!

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Philadelphia, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I've gone to Coolato Gelato so many times since my last review; I had to update. I love their quiche; I love, love the smoked turkey panini (tomato chutney is crazy good); I love their lobster bisque. So many things to love. Just a couple of weeks ago, I actually finally (finally!) went to Coolato Gelato on a Saturday night... More

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