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Il Laboratorio del Gelato

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Lower East Side
Dessert, Ice Cream
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188 Ludlow Street, New York City, NY 10002
(212) 343-9922
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This place has gelato very comparable to what you would get at the great new gelato places in Rome. Il Laboratorio del Gelato has an exceptional choice of innovative gelato as well as outstanding sorbet. Great flavours. They'll even let you try two flavours before committing to a choice. Keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place has gelato very comparable to what you would get at the great new gelato places in Rome. Il Laboratorio del Gelato has an exceptional choice of innovative gelato as well as outstanding sorbet. Great flavours. They'll even let you try two flavours before committing to a choice. Keep bringing guests here time and time again. If you go... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love e the flavours of ice cream in this shop. This time I tried the earl grey and it was the most delicious gelato I have ever eaten. I also tried the pomegranate and it was just as delicious. This is a must visit in New York. They have such interesting flavours, this time I saw sage and basil.... More 

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Paris, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great range of hand made ice creams. Good at any time of the day, and right opposite Katz Deli, so great for desert afterwards

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nyc
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125 reviews 125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I sometimes buy their sorbets to present for dinner to copy some of the haute cuisine restaurants I've been too. Like they could have cucumber sorbet! I once had that and put it on top of a gazpacho soup as first course. Or just eat it there. The array of flavors is phenomenal!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The range and complexity of flavors they have here is wonderful. I am never disappointed coming here after a meal. Just be prepared, they have very little seating along the walls and its a very strike looking environment, but don't let stop you from having some off the best gelato in the United States.

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Ashland, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We've been all over the world sampling/comparing/contrasting gelato. In New York City, there are some nice contenders for best overall quality, but we believe that you will not find any better gelato than what 's available at Il Labratorio del Gelato. This business's main emphasis is to supply NYC restaurants with gourmet gelato...but with a take-a-ticket dispenser located right where... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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150 reviews 150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Excellent gelato and many interesting flavors to tempt the taste buds. An excellent addition to the neighborhood.

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Aptos, California
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40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great gelato with an outstanding selection of flavors. 5 stars. I had the caramel (average), cinnamon (superb) and malt (also superb, but would have been better with some vanilla). My friend had the prune and brandy and the beets. She loved both. G-Lab is one of the finest gelato places in the country. How does it stand up to another... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Gelato: bomb. so bomb. amaretto crunch is so delicious. we got the blackberry since we thought it was a nice balance between creamy and tart. scoops are on the smaller side... but still worth it in my opinion. get the amaretto crunch. you will not regret it. Ambience: very open space. white walls accented with orange and blue. large windows... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

So much choice and delicious flavours! Definitely check this out! Totally worth it! I'll be going back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 188 Ludlow Street, New York City, NY 10002
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 343-9922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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