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“An Ice cream Gem, better than all the rest.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giapo Ice Cream

Giapo Ice Cream
279 Queen Street | Next to the Civic Theatre, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly Giapo Ice Cream & Research Kitchen)
095503677
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Ranked #2 of 1,180 restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $5 - $6
Cuisines: Kosher, Vegan, Ice Cream, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Auckland
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“An Ice cream Gem, better than all the rest.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I am generally disciplined in not going over the top with ice cream. But honestly, having a Giapo icecream is one of my simple plesures in life. Yes, yes, its much better than the gelatos I had in Italy and I mean it. Part of the Giapo experience is to see your treat being dressed up as its simply not just naked ice-cream. Its dressed up for a ball and every lick and mouthful become a sheer lingering delight. I usually go for the tiramisu. Hint: dont simply go on what you see in the cabinet as its visually sensual when you see it being tarted up , perhaps with rose petals, chocky bits, a tiny profiterole with a smooth chocky heart..... I love it. Hint: sitting space is limited. Get your treat and then get down to the Imax Mall on your right ( when you leave the shop) . Lots of seats and space there. Was this helpful? If yep, then please click :"yes" so I know that you will go "Yay!! Giapo Gelato, Better than all the Rest!! :)))

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best gelato ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I came here every day I was in Auckland, it was better than the gelato I had in Italy, the chocolate sorbet and the coconut sorbet were amazing. My mouth is watering now just thinking about it.

  • Visited October 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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“Exciting explosion of flavours, fantastic friendly service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

The best of all worlds in a serving of ice cream fantasy.
We're regulars, but are still amazed every time they bring out a new flavour.

  • Visited October 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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“who Invented Best Gelato in Auckland??”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Expensive, tricky cup size..but money spent well worth the essence of Gelato Ice cream invented in Giapo Ice Cream.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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“Delectable and creative - must try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Good range of unique and delicious flavours eg Californian pistachio and salted caramel popcorn. Hand made toppings eg macaroons included. This gelato is unparalleled in its flavour. Better than the maaaany gelato places I have tried in Italy. Reasonable pricing. Only problem is the lack of seating and aloof staff.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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