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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
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Excellent choices go gelato of which I am a big fan. The mango is superb. Some other pastries are very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Julio G
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Sevierville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Can't believe that while celebrating taking my 17 yr old daughters senior pics today my daughter had to also experience racial discrimination, the photographer told us we can take a break and go to Coolato Gelato on Gay St to grab a drink & gelato while Cariyah changes her outfit and we were gonna shoot more pics in the ally... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Coolato Gelato I am a photographer for area Knoxville Seniors and Coolato Gelato has always been one of my favorite places to take a break grab something to drink and a gelato in-between locations downtown with my clients. Today however has put a stop to this tradition. I will never spend one dime in Coolato Gelato again. I asked my... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent choices go gelato of which I am a big fan. The mango is superb. Some other pastries are very good.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We recently went here and had some very good gelato. There are many unique flavors to choose from and the service was fast. The atmosphere is very cute too. Worth going to if you are in the area!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had the special of the day which was so unique and delicious. The Panini with roast beef and brie, and tomato soup with a side of fruit hit the spot. The place was so busy during peak lunch time, that many (including me) had a long wait. Also, I can only imagine that coffee would have been good, but... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love this place on Gay Street. The employees are extremely friendly and do their best to make you feel like family. The selections of Gelato are excellent, my favorites is Peach and Berry. People have discovered Coolato and it can get quite busy but it is worth the wait. Try it!

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stopped to eat lunch after shopping at the market square!'Try the 1/2 Panini and bowl of fresh tomato basil soup! Fast, friendly service! Excellent fresh made bread for the sandwiches! Great food and a little pricey but worth it! After lunch try the gelato, it's excellent!!!!!! They give you large portions for the size!! Atmosphere is relaxing! A great... More 

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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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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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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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?