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“Must return!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Dolce Freddo

Il Dolce Freddo
116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Carlton)
61396393344
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Ranked #16 of 3,887 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $4 - $9
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Dining options: Dessert
Neighborhood: Carlton
Hobart, Australia
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“Must return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Pistachio, tiramaisu, pandan coconut, cookie, lime, lychee, chocolate, salted caramel and many more!
If you've never had gelato, you MUST try it, more soft and creamy than ice-cream, I think it's made from milk and not cream- anyway, $5 for a double scoop/two-flavour cup was quite good I thought. Open from 12:30 til late (10:30 or something) on a weekday. Now I just want to go back! :(

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dull, tasteless and over rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Talk about ill founded awards....between us we had six flavours and it was really hard to distinguish the different between flavours.....we consider ourselves gelato connoiseurs....having eaten gelato around the globe including Italy, New York, Middle East and downtown Sydney....Leichhardt, Haberfield and Five dock. Give this one a miss and do yourself a favzour and head up the road a block or so to an Argentinian gelato maker...JAUJA. Fantastic clean tasty yummy, delicious grlato. No flavourings, gelatine etc. The BEST.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place certainly lives up to it´s good ratings. Delicious gelato.. I picked chocolate and nutella, and have absolutely no regrets!

Nice located in Little Italy in Lygon Street.
Will come back here for sure!

PS: Only cash!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“It was excellent 10 years ago...it's still as good now!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I first tried the gelato here 10 years ago. It's even better than anything I've had in Italy and elsewhere. I finally had the opportunity to revisit this place in June 2013. Still as good as ever. Had the following flavours - Roche, Pistachio, Hazelnut, Pandan & Coconut - all fantastic!

  • 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“You can always judge a gelato place by its pistachio flavour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I asked to try their pistachio gelato as I have heard from an expert once that this is the best way to judge a good gelato place. And sure as heck it was amazing!!!!

Also their snickers gelato is divine. If I could have more than 2 scoops in my waffle cone I would so do it :-) the staff are nice and polite.

Will definitely go back again.

  • 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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