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L'Era Glaciale

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Santa Lucia, 9/11, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
3207963853
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
ice cream heaven

I have been searching for over sixty years to find the holy grail of ice cream and I have finally found it in a small town in Puglia Italy.I first heard of the Gelateria L'era Glaciale whilst I was on holiday in Berlin.I was sitting outside a cafe having an ice cream and I got talking to an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Ben C
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Qawra, Malta
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Qawra, Malta
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have been searching for over sixty years to find the holy grail of ice cream and I have finally found it in a small town in Puglia Italy.I first heard of the Gelateria L'era Glaciale whilst I was on holiday in Berlin.I was sitting outside a cafe having an ice cream and I got talking to an Australian guy... More 

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1 Thank Ben C
West Sussex
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Exceptionally good ice-cream in the heart of Cisternino. The dark chocolate is amongst the best I ever tasted, but the coconut, peach and fresh fig were also excellent. Decent value and friendly staff; well worth a visit after you've eaten elsewhere, either to eat in the shop or to take away as you wander around taking in the sights of... More 

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3 Thank Andy E
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Amazing handmade ice cream with local ingredients, what more is there to say? We had fresh fig ice cream and my son had chocolate. It was the bomb.

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1 Thank Jusifer
Ghent, Belgium
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I ate my favourite combination: limone & amarena (or lemon and cherry), which was outstanding! top-notch icecream!

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Thank Thomas S
Totnes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

After a very disappointing dinner at The Three Lanterns this place more than made up for it!! Fantastic choice and extremely helpful! Thank you....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Some of the best gelato I have tasted on all of our trips to Italy! We had the cioccolato extra fondente I believe or it may have been a chocolate praline, whatever it was, it was to die for and we did contemplate a return visit to Cisternino just for the icecream! Would HIGHLY recommend!

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Thank MrandMrsY
London, UK
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Great gelato shop. Very tasty and all made on the premises. The couple that run the place are very attentive and currents and allowed us to sample before we choose flavours.

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Thank utripmeup
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We weren't disappointed, the fig, disaronno and coconut ice creams were fabulous. Very creamy and smooth. Good value, coppa with two big dollops €2.50. Friendly owner, pleased to see us. Recommended.

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Thank Moab3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

this gelateria is the best i know and i spend my time searching the perfect gelato. I come back in Cisternino only to eat the most tastefull ice creams. i recommend pistacchio, cioccolato extra fondente, but all tastes are amazing. The owner is very nice and passionate! i love this!

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Thank David G
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Delicious gelato! I had the fig one and it was out of this world! The shop also has seating and air conditioning inside to refresh for a bit during hot summer days and have a nice break.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Lucia, 9/11, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: 3207963853

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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