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La Carapina

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Viale Umberto I 25, Gravedona, Italy
340 2655431
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly staff

Like all of the other reviews, this had fabulous gelato, perhaps the best that we have had in Italy. In addition, the staff was friendly and outgoing. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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153 reviews 153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Like all of the other reviews, this had fabulous gelato, perhaps the best that we have had in Italy. In addition, the staff was friendly and outgoing. Highly recommended.

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Larkfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was the best ice cream we had whilst visiting Lake Como. Good service with friendly staff. A good selection of different flavours.

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Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Absolutely fabulous gelato which in my opinion one of the best in town. Although can be busy and packed during peak hours, the staff are friendly and patient.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

We had lots of great gelato during our trip to lake Como. This was definitely one of the best! I especially loved their meringue flavor, which I had to go back and get a second serving of. Friendly service as well.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

fab ice cream and you can practice your Italian - perfect for wandering along the likeside with or sitting on the benches.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Best thing about gravedona is this little shop. Amazing gelatos. Always busy and staff are super friendly especially the guy in the evening. You need to try pistachio flavour. Incredible!

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London
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

until you have tasted the ice cream you are left a little non-plussed why an ice cream parlour is number one on Tripadvisor. The choice of gelato is very good and they all taste great, and the cost is so reasonable. We went every afternoon and were gutted when the parlour was shut on a Thursday! The ice cream is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stayed in gravedona for a week and without fail every evening we went to La Carapina for the most amazing gelato! The staff were lovely and very friendly and we shall miss La Carapina very much from samba and steph sy

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was the best gelato we had during our trip. The pistachio was to die for. This was the creamiest gelato we've ever had. Overall, great value. It did close for a few hours after lunch, so we waited along with many others. Well worth the wait. Went there after supper as well. Decadent!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Restaurants in gravedona are a bit limited, this is one of the few that have decent seating and a varied menu. Foods decent without being outstanding, service a bit hit and miss but mainly because its so busy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Umberto I 25, Gravedona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Gravedona
  • Phone Number: 340 2655431

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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