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Coolato Gelato

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524 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
865.971.5449
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Today
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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    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
gelato is my favorite food group

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
MickieB45
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Hernando, Fl
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Hernando, Fl
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has good gelato at a great location in downtown Knoxville. It is a bit pricey though. Need to try the cakes!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We didn't know to expect great soups and sandwiches along with the delicious ice cream. This is one of our favorite places to stop for a bite before attending the symphony or opera at the TN THEATER. It is an easy walk, just across the street. The service is fast and courteous with the sandwiches made to order. There is... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The quiche is good and so is the pasta salad. As for the gelato, try the birthday cake flavor. My son cries for it on a daily basis.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It's cold outside and you want some comfort food, but you don't want to feel like total crapola afterwards. I get it. So head over to Coolato Gelato and sit yourself down to a hot bowl of creamy tomato basil soup! Oh my heavens! The first bite and you will understand why this particular recipe wins soup contests year after... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great spot..not crowded like everything in market square... I got quiche and French pressed coffee; David got Gelato...yum! Great service!

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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?