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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Yummy

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Crystal M
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
2 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I love gelato and this stuff is amazing. I often want to eat lunch at the French Market next door, then have gelato for dessert, but if the FM is busy, I eat lunch here. The food is just as good! They always have a delicious soup and their sandwiches are yummy. I have also ordered their gelato cakes and... More 

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Kodak
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I go to Coolato Gelato anytime I am in downtown Knoxville. They always have a wonderful selection of flavors - always fresh - service always good. Nice seating area (including outside seating for warm weather). I always purchase Gelato, but the sandwiches and other offering look great!

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Greenback
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

went in just for a cup of coffee..YEA RIGHT! OMG!! their desserts looked amazing- so we got some- they breed a fresh pot of coffee for us, just because and then lets add they MAKE fresh gelato on site! they have like 15 or more flavors!! Free samples of it too.. employees are so very nice! I noticed they also... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I hadn't even experienced gelato before going on the Knoxville Tour. This was one of the stops and boy, it was a good one. The owners are Paul (I believe that's right) and his wife run the place and they are doing a great job. He gave us his background on their gelato experience and how the 2 of them... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

From the curb appeal to the delicious food, everything was wanderful. The pecan pie gelato, my fav followed by Dulche deleche steamer. For take home, i chose the Red Velvet Brownie.....simply divine,

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Gelato is great, my favorite is peanut butter fudge, their other desserts are tasty as well. And the employees are always nice and let you try many flavors.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Their portions are very generous, I ordered a small and it was plenty of gelato. The Aztec gelato has habanero chili powder in it and is great if you like spicy foods. It definitely has a nasal burn but isn't painful, the flavors of the habanero and chocolate really were great together.

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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, Romance, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?