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Il Laboratorio del Gelato

188 Ludlow Street, New York City, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)
(212) 343-9922
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Ranked #472 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
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Aptos, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
84 helpful votes 84 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Well, my Best Ice Cream In NYC Challenge off of Refinery29’s list continues, and my next stop was il laboratorio del gelato in the Lower East Side. Walking by the busy street of Houston, it’s hard to miss this spot. On the corner, you approach a big, white, open spaced shop, with some blue lights luring you in. Inside, they’re... More 

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Additional Information about Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Address: 188 Ludlow Street, New York City, NY 10002
Phone Number: (212) 343-9922
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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