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“Really is the Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gelateria Dondoli

Gelateria Dondoli
Piazza della Cisterna, 4, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 942244
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Ranked #3 of 109 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Really is the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I heard from people that this was the best gelato in the world but gimmicks like these rarely result in a truly divine experience like this one was. It would be perhaps a slight exaggeration to say that I'm a gelato expert, but I've had more than my fair share of gelato and this was absolutely the best I've ever had. I had a scoop of Nutella, which was a creamy vanilla with ribbons and chunks of Nutella pulled through it. I can't even describe how good it was, accept to say that I made a special trip back the very next day and got one scoop of the cheesecake (followed by one scoop of the nutella. IT'S AMAZING!)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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127 restaurant reviews
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“Really the best Gelato in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

A Gelato shop who can make Gorgonzola ice cream really deserves the title of the "best Gelato in the world"!

Not only is the Gelato first class, the Mint one is made out of fresh mint and no colour added and the chocolate one is made out of cacao from Venezuela, but the owner himself is a perfect host. He came out to us and asked where we are from, then he went on explaining each one of his creations, this despite having a shop full of people. The next day he even greeted us again, mind you, that shop sees thousands of people a day.

Note: Make sure to get the ice cream from this place! This place is in the middle of the Piazza and NOT at the beginning. The other shop has a huge sign out and have NOT won any prices and their ice cream is not the real Dondoli one!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“love in a gelato cup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

When in San Gimignano, run to Sergio Dondoli's gelateria for world-class flavours, pure ingredients, creative choices, and perhaps a chat with the gregarious and learned master himself! You cannot make a bad choice!

Visited May 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“end of an eve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

after dinner it's wonderful to get your icecream and enjoy it on the stairs of 'cicterna'. the ice creams? excellent. the choco? amazing - don't overdose. the fruits? fruitful. the variety? huge. the price? o.k.
you just have to exercise your talent on combinations.
enjoy it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“World's Gelato Champ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

After reading a review in one of my many travel books, I knew I had to try this gelato! It was superb. Don't be fooled by the other place in the Piazza. Sergio created the creamiest, most tantalizing and refreshing grapefruit gelato. All of our group had a variety of flavors and everyone of us found this hands down... The greatest! Met in piazza by Sergio and had a great time celebrating the gelato and taking pictures. Truly fantastic gelato. Bravo Sergio!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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