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“Not Gelato” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Makers

Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Makers
8906 W Broad St Ste A, Richmond, VA 23294-5827
(804) 346-0038
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Ranked #30 of 1,273 restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream
Dining options: Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dessert
Richmond, VA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Not Gelato”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

I dont think anyone in Richmond that owns these "gelato" shops have actually had real gelato. This was a poor imitation of an Italian specialty. It doesnt matter that you have a bunch of different flavors that imitate gelato, its still ice cream if you arent using raw egg. This is where the special texture of real gelato comes from. I can only assume that they are all afraid of getting people sick but when properly controlled there shouldnt be any issues.

If you want expensive ice cream, come here. Italians looking for authenticity, stay away.

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  • English first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Gelato in VA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

By far the best Gelato in VA. I've had gelato in and out of the US and this is by far the best quality. Prices are high but once you've had this not even the best store brand ice-cream will do.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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central Virginia
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68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Yeh, the ICE CREAM is GOOD, but c'mon now.................”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

Sure it's good ice cream. Lots of places have good real ice cream. This is far far overpriced for what it is, though. The "atmosphere" is just plastic. The servers behind the counter are plesant enough, and they do NOT set the (over) prices. It's tasty, but not a decent value.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Central VA
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59 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Take home a pint (or quart) too.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

All the flavors I have tried are wonderful of course. But the chocolate in the chocolate almond is dark and rich. One time they ran out of the special dark cocoa and made a batch with the regular - it was not the same.

We bring home pints (or quarts) every month or two.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
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“Gelati Celesti rocks!!!! Their banana gelato is out of this world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

Gelati Celesti rocks!!!! Their banana gelato is out of this world!

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