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1028 Delta Ave, Mt. Lookout Square, Cincinnati, OH 45208
+1 513-386-9356
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Buona Terra is a locally owned, European inspired Gelateria, Creperie, and...
Buona Terra is a locally owned, European inspired Gelateria, Creperie, and Macaron bakery located in the Mount Lookout Square. Buona Terra, Italian for Good Earth, represents everything that our team is passionate about - from locally sourced farm fresh produce, to the locally reclaimed beech wood used throughout the design of our shop. We firmly believe that using local products and supporting local businesses is the key to providing the highest quality desserts for our community. Daily, we handcraft everything from scratch in our store with the freshest ingredients, using no preservatives and no hormones. Additionally, as one of Ohio's only gelateria's who handcrafts gelato using the traditional Italian techniques and processes, we proudly guarantee that our gelato is the best you'll ever have..
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great gelato!

Found this place in the Mount Lookout area of Cincy. Great gelato; very creamy and flavorful. Being from Dayton I miss having gelato nearby. Definitely worth the trip!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Centerville
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Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon entering the store, those who are not quick decision makers may be paralyzed at the surprising amount of flavors there are available. Small batches and a wide range of flavors makes Buona Terra a must stop for the gelato lover. While dining I also enjoyed a latte. The latte was run-of-the-mill, nothing extraordinary. However, if you need your coffee... More 

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Centerville
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Found this place in the Mount Lookout area of Cincy. Great gelato; very creamy and flavorful. Being from Dayton I miss having gelato nearby. Definitely worth the trip!

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1 Thank AR45458
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Tasty gelato with a few inventive flavors as well as the traditional ice cream offerings. Prices are reasonable, and get there early because some flavors sell out!

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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

It was perfect!! Our visit was at night 9:30 pm so a lot of the popular choices were sold out- but that's to be expected. I got a cake batter in a cup, it was SO creamy and smooth no ice crystals (which I hate!!) my dad ordered a turtle crepe and it was amazing!!! Lots of options, small seating... More 

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1 Thank likespolitepeople
Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Yes, the gelato here is out of this world. But the macaroons are amazing! Don't order gelato without having a macaroon. If you want a light dinner, share a savory crêpe with a friend, and then have your dessert. We love this place.

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Thank RedRunner71
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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168 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's a little hard to find. There's a convenience store across the street where you can see moms, dads and kids lining up for ice cream. That's not the place. Buona Terra is small and there's not much signage but their gelato is definitely worth searching out. Chocolate was terrific but a scoop of blood orange took it over the... More 

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BUONA TERRA G, Owner at Buona Terra, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. We greatly appreciate your business. Regards, Eric Roeder More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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202 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We just moved into the area and our apartment gave us a coupon for a free small gelato, so one evening we walked up and decided to use our coupon. Now I have had some amazing gelato, the most amazingly mouth watering yumminess while in Italy and I can say that their Pistachio is dead-on Italy's Pistachio Gelato. We haven't... More 

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2 Thank travelme9
Chattanooga TN
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Was visiting downtown Cincinnati and found out there were two concerts in town on the same day. Needless to say downtown was insane. Found this place through the trip advisor app and decided to roll the dice. The coffee was great. On an under caffinated day it was sorely needed. This trip we mainly focused on the crepes. We ordered... More 

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1 Thank Muadib395
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I live 50 minutes away and it's worth every second of the drive for the delicious gelato. Do yourself a favor and GO!!!!!!

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1 Thank Katye A
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a great experience! Very friendly And clean! I tried THe presciutto crepe, and it was delicious! Coconut gelato wow!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1028 Delta Ave, Mt. Lookout Square, Cincinnati, OH 45208
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-386-9356

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: French, European, Italian, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Buona Terra is a locally owned, European inspired Gelateria, Creperie, and Macaron bakery located in the Mount Lookout Square. Buona Terra, Italian for Good Earth, represents everything that our team is passionate about - from locally sourced farm fresh produce, to the locally reclaimed beech wood used throughout the design of our shop. We firmly believe that using local products and supporting local businesses is the key to providing the highest quality desserts for our community. Daily, we handcraft everything from scratch in our store with the freshest ingredients, using no preservatives and no hormones. Additionally, as one of Ohio's only gelateria's who handcrafts gelato using the traditional Italian techniques and processes, we proudly guarantee that our gelato is the best you'll ever have..
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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