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“Pleasant place to have coffee, ice cream. etc” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Schokolato Bar Gelateria

Schokolato Bar Gelateria
Richtiplatz, 2, Wallisellen 8304, Switzerland
+41 44 550 45 45
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Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Wallisellen
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: SCHOKOLATO is a REAL ARTISAN GELATERIA (ice-cream parlor) and a COFFEE-BAR of SUPREME quality. We are a corner of Italy in Zurich. In our store we strive speaking German (we're going to school), but we certainly speak good ITALIAN! :-) Here, you will find GOURMET SANDWICHES, PROSECCO D.O.C.G. of the award-winning wine cellar "Ponte Vecchio" di Valdobbiadene, Menabrea BEER, CHINOTTO di Savona, bitter ORANGE drink made with Gargano I.G.P. oranges, LEMONADE with Amalfi lemons, pistachio from Bronte, SAN DANIELE del Friuli ham, cherry tomatoes from Campania, Squaquarone cheese from Emilia Romagna, etc. In brief... all we offer is made "come Dio comanda!" Or at least, how you would command it in a place with the highest standards of service and product, in Italy. Are you curious about Italy? Here you'll also find a small library on Italian regions, cities, artists, CULTURAL MOVEMENTS and .... OUR FOOD !!! In short, SCHOKOALTO is the RIGHT PLACE in the RIGHT SQUARE (translation of our address: Richtiplatz, 2). In front of the GLATT shopping centre in Wallisellen, Zurich. :-)
Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Pleasant place to have coffee, ice cream. etc”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Pleasant small cafe in the Allianz building. Have a few tables inside and several outside weather permitting. Usual selection of coffees, teas, etc. Prices are no surprise.

Visited July 2014
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Niccolo76, Public Relations Manager at Schokolato Bar Gelateria, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Ahhhh coffee! In Italy, it is a moment to treat yourself. It can be also a short moment, but it has to be a flavoursome, intense and pleasant moment!
Did you know that the Coffee you drink at Schokolato is blended especially for us by RAST CAFÉ? We order it frequently, so it is always at its best.
It is roasted to our specific taste to find what we believe is a perfect balance.
Our “Miscela Schokolato Barista” is a blend of 3 Arabica and 1 Robusta (some washed, some dried). All these are coffees, despite the genetic difference between an Arabica and a Robusta is the same passing in between a tomato and a potato.
You will also be able to find an absolute rarity at Schokolato: the Kopi Tonkonan Toraja. It is a coffee that connoisseurs consider among the top 5 quality coffee in the world. Unfortunately, this is VERY pricy, so we do have to charge a premium…
Obviously – we grind all our coffees only on-demand to keep them perfect, for your and our pleasure!
The machines we have are the ones usually used for the world championship Barista competition (DC PRO by Dalla Corte – Milan). In all of Switzerland there are less than the fingers on your hands!! ;-)
Maybe, these are SOME of the reason why we have been nominated for “Best Café” in Switzerland by BEST of SWISS GASTRO? There are only 9 coffee bars that are competing for the title in all the Swiss Confederation!
If you’d like to support us in the competition for the title of best bar, please reseach for “Best of Swiss Gastro” and then for Schokolato. We appreciate your support!
:-)
- The Schokolato Team
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Definitely one of the best gelato I've ever had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was visiting the area for a meeting, we sat in Scholokato for a coffee. I had iced coffee, which was gorgeous. Not sure if it's a powder mixture that has sugar, or if the waitress figured I have a sweet tooth and added the sugar. I loved it, it might be worth asking other customers if they want it sweet or not though.
We stuck around after the meeting, and decided to try out the icecream. I had a ball of dark chocolate, and my manager had vanilla. I also tried the Chocolate Orange one, and a little bit of the liquid chocolate they use on top of icecreams. My goodness.
The icecream is absolutely divine. It's no wonder it is so, seeing how much love and passion the owner puts into making it. He was very friendly, and if I am going back all the way to Wallisellen to have icecream, it will also be because of him. Thank you for the amazing icecream, and the friendly conversation! See you soon!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Niccolo76, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Schokolato Bar Gelateria, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
We are always delighted to make our customers happy! And we are TRULY GLAD to have made also your day somehow more special!
Besides gelato, for the hot season, we have added some extras. “Caffè schakerato” is amongst them.
In Italy, every barman pretends making it different... mentioning some sort of “secret recipe” or some “secret ingredients”.
In our case, there are no SECRET ingredients. We just use our Schokolato Espresso Coffee, ice-cubes, liquid sugar… and a good dose of shaking!!
On demand, we also put complementary “Kaffee Rahm” (15%) in the drink. This means that, differently from “iced coffee” you’ll find at a convenience store, you can also get your PERSONALIZED “caffè schakerato” at Schokolato!
As a matter of fact, we tend to ask beforehand if milk and/or sugar are desired… But we apparently are also getting better at reading our customers’ mind!!
Or maybe just at delivering what we like: a balanced refreshing drink!
Quoting Oscar Wilde: “I'm a man of simple tastes. I'm always satisfied with the best.”
:-)
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“Muito bom. Amaizing. Very good.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Fantastic ice-cream. Good staff. Great ambience. Very nice place to stay with somme friends and take one of the fantastics ice-creams.Nice music .

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Niccolo76, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Schokolato Bar Gelateria, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Our music? We go with relaxing musing all day long.
We tend to have more "easy listening” in the morning, more “pop” at lunch time, and jazzy and classics in the afternoon / evening!
Mostly it’s Italian music, but we range globally with a focus on American classics, Spanish and Brazilian.
Muito Obrigado. Nós amamos Jobim!
:-)
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A unique and post-modern authentic Italian experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Finding authentic gelato is hard enough in Switzerland, and yet, Schokolato offers more than excellent, proper gelato in various standard and unique flavors. From the sandwiches and pastries to the coffee, one can easily taste the quality of the ingredients that have been selected with the utmost thought and care. The same level of thought is also greatly reflected in the design and ambience of the bar, which provides a perfectly fitting environment to experience the great quality of its offerings and service. Also, the unreal prices do not justify the quality they offer!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Niccolo76, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Schokolato Bar Gelateria, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Schokolato is a very personal place. It’s like the living room of a nice house.
Yet not a pretentious one, showing the superfluous, but a living room to live, enjoy and share good times among friends.
Wood is real wood, flowers are fresh, and our smiles are heartfelt!
We offer products that we would be proud offering to our best friends, and that we REALLY LOVE!
That's also why we keep our prices reasonable. We want to offer the chance to relax and dive into a great experience, leaving the snobbish flair out of the door.
But keeping the natural and comfortable Italian atmosphere, which is our heritage!
- The Schokolato Team

PS
Yes, we admit we have allowed also some French flair at Schokolato!
Beauty and good things belong to anyone who can appreciate them, not just to a nation!
:-)
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“The real deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Excellent!
Whatever you try, you will be amazed by the quality and taste.
Remarkable also the professionalism, kindness and dedication of Niccolò and his staff.

A MUST place to visit (worth any travel to get there).

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Niccolo76, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Schokolato Bar Gelateria, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
*WOW* Thanks for your feed-back!
Let us share with you, and future DEAL lovers, some guidance to reach us easily.
First of all you can park in the Richti Shopping, in Richtiarkade, or in the Allianz Building (where we are). Do not get discouraged by the "private area" sign. It's private, yes, but accessibile to clients (1CHF/hour)! Alternatively, you can use public transportataion. The S-Bahn is right next to us (S8 and S14). Also Tram 14 or Bus 94/787/759 get you here!
We are on the main square of the Richti: Richtilplatz!
More delicacies are waiting for you!
:-)
- The Schokolato Team
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