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Galliera 49

#11 of 107 Dessert in Bologna
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Via Galliera, 49/b, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 246736
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent ice cream, some of the best I've ever had, but the choices are a bit too few. Try especially the salty caramel

Thank Eric A
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was lose to our hotel and on returning from dinner around 11.30pm noticed the line outside waiting to order gelato. The next morning we were very happy to have sat for 15minutes waiting for their 12.00 midday opening time.really worth the wait. We could see why they are rated in the top ten for ice cream in Italy. Go... More 

Thank Peter R
Phoenix, Arizona
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116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Good ice cream with some flavors that you don't find anywhere else , small place and long waiting lines and the prices are not too cheap but the quality it's good

Thank Vera N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I had some of the best gelato I've ever tasted, here. Whether you like dark chocolate (particularly the "Cuba" offering, which combines it with sour cherries!), pistachio or wonderfully fresh sorbet--or maybe a perfectly made granita?)--this place delivers the real goods. Some say it's the best in Bologna and I can certainly believe it but I have to apologize for... More 

Thank jgreen2016
Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

There are five or so excellent ice cream shops in Bologna, but this is the best hands down. They use prime ingredients and don't skimp on the pricier ones. The daily ice cream menu always has unique, inspiring tastes they experiment with (e.g., lavender, masala chai, calvados) and the regular flavors are always on spot. Personal favorite combo is the... More 

Thank Majorana
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Yes the staff were friendly and yes it was pretty easy to find and had great selection and some pretty cool vegan options BUT OMG YOU HAVE TO TRY THE PISTACHIO GELATO! Best. Ever. Seriously, just try it. Thank me later.

Thank ModusOperandie
Ice-cream Land
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Their ice creams taste of purity & wholesomeness. Nothing but the best ingredients. They are not stuffed with added sugar like some others are. The flavours are very natural & unadulterated.

Thank Raspberrysorbet
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

So many places specialize in something complicated and forget how to do the basics... Not this ice cream place. Come here if you wanna have a truly amazing scoop of lemon or strawberry ice cream, but also for delicate flavours like mascarpone. Amazing place.

Thank Julia B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is one of those hidden treats you find in the back streets of old towns when abroad. This ice cream parlour sits about 7/8 minitues walk from the main square of Bologna and is a fantastic place. The quality of the ice cream and sorbets are unbelievable. The staff are really friendly and the prices really weren't too bad... More 

Thank PA394
Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled across this gem when I was walking on the street and saw the containers for ice cream that indicate home made ice cream. Tried 90% of the ice creams there. Every single one of them tasted true and just right - not too sweet not too intense. Mascarpone tasted like Mascarpone salted caramel like salted caramel. Be aware... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Galliera, 49/b, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Porto
  • Neighborhood: Porto
  • Phone Number: +39 051 246736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?