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“Best Ice Creams in Riva” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cristallo Caffe Gelateria

Cristallo Caffe Gelateria
Piazza Catena 17, Riva Del Garda, Italy
0464553844
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Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Italian, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Ice Creams in Riva”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were in Riva during the Olympics and this place had lots of TV screens inside and out especially for the occasion. Certainly attracted customers but so did the ice cream. Great choice of flavours without being over the top which sometimes makes it difficult to choose. We enjoyed the casual coronet or coppa but on one occasion decided to sample the big ones. Excellent variety and not too pricey. Service was excellent and location is good down near the lakeside. Recommend a visit.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Espoo, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Just perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

If there is one place to go in Riva del Garda, that is Cafe Cristallo. Choose any of amazing ice-cream portions and enjoy. You cannot get them from anywhere else. I am not an ice-cream eater and can easily avoid having that also in Italy, but checking Cristallo's ice-cream menu makes me change my mind...

Location is very good too.

Cristallo organizes football related happenings every now and then. Like this summer 2012 there was a big screen when Italy met Spain...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The Best in Riva”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic family owned cafe situated by the harbour, great ice cream, food/drink and a warm friendly atmosphere.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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69 restaurant reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“I ate my weight in ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

and Ive no regrets. Just dive in. Its divine. There'll be plenty of time for remorse afterwards! Also the paulaners out the front were lovely, watching the evening entertainment in riva and sipping delicious weissbier in the heat (or watching thunderstorm fireworks displays overhead). Paradise!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Drogheda
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Lovely cafe in the centre of Riva with the most amazing ice cream (try biscuit and nut, my two favorites!) All drinks are served with a plate of nibbles, lovely touch! Comfy seats outside that allow you to take part in the Italian pastime of people watching!

Visited July 2012
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