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“Gelato, need I say more?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papalani Gelato

Papalani Gelato
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-2663
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Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
Description: Papalani Gelato Franchising Company is a family-owned and operated franchisor of handmade Hawaiian style gelato, coffee, and chocolate shops which is dedicated to sharing its hand-crafted artisanal Hawaiian inspired gelato, coffees, and chocolates throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond. Many customers rave that Papalani™ has the best gelato (Italian style ice cream) and best chocolate in the nation.
Dover, Ohio
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Gelato, need I say more?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This tiny shop smells divine and offers many flavors of gelato and sorbet. My family enjoyed stopping there for a sweet treat after dinner.

Visited July 2013
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42 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Born and raised in Europe ice cream always is a sore spot. But not here, awesome ice cream! Kudos! We had cheesecake chocolate and berry.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Need more time and money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Had this for dessert after Puka dog for dinner and ziplining all day, pretty good day that was! So many choices you could be here for a month and not try them all, and you know its good as there was always a long line. What we did have was very nice and they were quite happy to give you a taste.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Missouri
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“The Best Gelato”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Papalani Gelato is the best gelato you've ever had. It also has the advantage of being located in one of the nicer shopping centers on the island. The lines can get long, so try to hit it at off hours.

Visited July 2013
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good Gelato”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This place has several unique flavors and is good Gelato. It is tucked away inside a small mall so don't give up your search too easy. Staff was friendly and quickly offered samples to taste. It is worth it if you are in the area.

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