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Gelateria Italiana Giovanni

#1,424 of 7,871 Places to Eat in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Carrer de l'Argenteria 55, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While you can't really go wrong with gelato, some places just stand out. Gelateria Giovanni is one of these places - great service, excellent selection, open late, good value for money, lovely location. You can't go wrong stopping for an ice cream here. PS The Nutella option was out of this world.

Thank Roxana T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gelato was so creamy and smooth! They had a wide selection of flavors, it was so hard to decide. If you like Nutella, the Nutella gelato was fantastic as well.

Thank M S
Albertville, France
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We passed by here for breakfast 3 days out of 4 as it was 25% of the price of our hotels offering! The service was exceptional and so was the quality of the food - yoghurt with cereal, banana and honey, followed by toast and a cafe con leche was just the started needed each morning. Definitely recommend here and... More 

Thank Chris1153
Geneva, Switzerland
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice gelataria with a wide choice of ice. Not too expensive for Barcelona, friendly service and near the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar!!!!

Thank Rhinoco
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Fabulous gelato in Barcelona. Flavorful and a very generous portion. We had "After Eight" which is the same as mint chocolate chip. Incredible!!!!!!

Thank sharonsumy
Winter Park, Florida
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429 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This place has some of the best gelato anywhere. If they have the Sapphire Gin & Tonic try it. The After Eight is good too. Its right off Las Ramblas & Plaza Real in a very touristy area but worth a visit, especially if you're in the area.

Thank Stephen K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We ordered cheese cake, mango, strawberry, nutella and ferrero rocher. They really tasted Italian. I felt as if I am im Rome. I highly recommend all the flavours I mentioned but the least of them is ferrero which was nice but nutella was nicer. I highly recommend.

Thank Noran_Farag
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Gelateria Giovanni was my son's favorite. We went back a second day for another waffle cone gelato. He has some allergies and we were able to find him a gelato he could eat here. The gelato tasted wonderful and made great memories for us!

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

The best waffles in Barcelona! If you are not so sweet, go for the "bikini" classic homemade sandwich made with love and butter of course! The dominican girl who prepared it for us was really kind and she melted the cheese like in movies!!! Really kind, nice and patient!

Thank Mtl09
Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

For service alone this place deserves 5 stars. The wonderful lady behind the gelato stand was so nice and efficient. The establishment is very modern and superbly clean. It offers free Wifi and the toilets were kept clean. The gelato options are endless and the flavors are great. But the highlight to us were the waffles, specifically the Ferrero Rocher... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de l'Argenteria 55, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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