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Coolato Gelato

524 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
865.971.5449
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Ranked #7 of 942 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Gelato, Pastries and Cookies were great! Coffees were good and the outside sitting was urban style...Knoxville is coming to its own....recommend.!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Coolato is always a great dessert choice. We've been going every month or so since they opened. I love that they cycle their gelato and sorbetto selections so often - there's always something new to try. The staff is always nice, the building is always clean, and we love their back porch. The Azteca is my absolute favorite flavor! If... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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237 reviews 237 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stopped in for the lunch special which was just the right amount of food. Roast beef Panini and side salad and fruit were delicious. The lunch meal also came with a sliver of gelato cake. I was slightly irritated that they brought me the wrong flavor as I do not like chocolate. It was gladly replaced, but when I asked... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
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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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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