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Coolato Gelato

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524 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
865.971.5449
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing

First time ever having gelato...so amazing we visited all 3 nights we were in Nashville. Flavors change daily..was a little disappointed that I couldn't get the salted Carmel, but the disappointment didn't last long as so many great flavors to try!! Staff was friendly and helpful. There is a park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
augiesarmy
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St. Louis
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  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I must be out of touch. I have no clue why anyone would spend $10 on two very small cups of overly sweet whatever this was. I got the blackberry peach. There was not a hint of peach in it. Very disappointing and way overpriced. We ended up throwing out half the cups which felt criminal considering how small and... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

First time ever having gelato...so amazing we visited all 3 nights we were in Nashville. Flavors change daily..was a little disappointed that I couldn't get the salted Carmel, but the disappointment didn't last long as so many great flavors to try!! Staff was friendly and helpful. There is a park across the street....a nice place to sit and people watch.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a great dessert place right in the heart of downtown Knoxville. The gelato is delicious, I had the dark chocolate affogatto (topped with espresso) and was wonderful. The workers were pleasant and very helpful with suggesting things to try. I would definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is one place I have to visit, when I am in town. Great service and great food. This is the place to your sweet fix.

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Danville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had a peaches and cream Italian ice and mini plain cannoli, very good! Would recommend and go again.

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Hernando, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited during a food tour. The owner was extremely helpful as,were the staff, who were delighted to offer us as many samples,as we wanted. He explained the preparation methods, etc. There were lots and lots of choices. I particularly liked a chocolate with apricots. Since we didn't pay individually for anything, I can't comment on prices. I will say... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Of course, most gelato places have pretty dishes of gelato- I guess that's kind of the norm, but it's so much fun to browse the different flavors. They ask that you keep your sample requests to 3, but that's usually plenty to make a choice! My favorite is the peanut butter and jelly, but I've also really enjoyed the peanut... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I can see why there is such a line! Great customer service, plenty of options, wide variety of treats, and delicious! we will keep this on our list to visit again.

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Silsden, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited on a cold, damp day in December & discovered the best hot chocolate in the whole wide world.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a nice place to visit for a good lunch, but the gelato is the selling point. It is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. It is the best I have had anywhere, and we rarely go downtown without popping in there. The staff there is very nice, and there is seating inside and outside.... More 

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Additional Information about Coolato Gelato

Address: 524 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number: 865.971.5449
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 524 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865.971.5449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?