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Il Laboratorio del Gelato

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Neighborhood:
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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Today
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Gelato!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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147 reviews 147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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New York City, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I am not a big fan of American ice cream, as it's normally too sweet, too thick, too artificial and normally full of additives and cookie dough chunks or choc chips... This is the real deal! It's authentic ice creams and sorbets, and they do even funny flavours. I'd always go downtown for a treat. Trust me if you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had beet gelato, and it was awesome! This says it all. Really good icecream and definitely best place for experimenting with flavors. Not much place to sit though so just make your choice, take your icecream and walk around the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Laboratorio Gelato is an interesting looking place, just like a laboratory. It's across the road from Katz's Deli & a few minutes walk from Economy Candy, so could make for a very indulgent few hours indeed! Huge range of flavours, including pink peppercorn, basil & salted caramel. You can have two free tastes before buying. Our favourite was the lavender... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Always amazing. And it is a great chance to have wonderful fruit sorbets and Italian ice creams which are less 'heavy' (and much better) than the American style. I love the Campari grape fruit and the fuji apple.

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Aruba
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38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great flavors, wonderful quality, fairly priced. Downside is they have very little seating and no bathroom.

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Kingsland, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I thought the gelato was pretty good overall but nothing out of the ordinary except for some unique flavors (basil, tarragon, etc). One of my scoops had ice crystals. All of them seemed highly whipped and not very dense. Value is fair. Is ok if nearby but lots of other choices in the city.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Lower East Side
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