We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cremeria Santo Stefano

#1 of 111 Dessert in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Santo Stefano 70/c, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 227045
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

816 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 143: English reviews
Tirana, Albania
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have had genuine, quality gelato a number of times, in Italy and other places. This was hands-down the best, tastiest, smoothest gelato I or my wife have ever had. Period. Worth the trip from the city center.

Helpful?
Thank dxmyekat
marshall islands
Level Contributor
67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family's enjoyed great gelato in many parts of Italy and beyond. This may well be the best. Definitely the best zabaione (think something like eggnog with a bit more spice) I've ever had, hands down, including Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, or anywhere else. As others have said, two types of pistachio - one salty and one sweet - and... More 

Helpful?
Thank rcjohnson70
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Asked for the charming young lady's recommendation. She gave me a cup coated in a sort of chocolate hazelnut like syrup, then flavour 1 was pine nut and flavour 2 was mascarpone. Freaking out of this world. Better than any I have had in Firenze and I had a mild emotional experience. I'll be there at least 10 times in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Seth A
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Until now the only place i found where they have delicious speculoos icecream! Great service and really cute interior!

Helpful?
Thank Louise-Marie B
Middlesex, UK
Level Contributor
131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Best ice-cream ever! I came here as part of the Taste Bologna tour and we tasted x4 flavours, I chose: 1) Stracciatella 2) Red Grape 3) Lemonata di Sorrento 4) Strawberry All were delicious and not like any run-of-the-mill ice-cream really packed with flavour, set a short walk towards the other end of the town, head towards where the 7... More 

Helpful?
Thank Claire B
London
Level Contributor
47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The best pistachio ice cream I have ever had! Home made, perfect. Comes in two different flavours - sweet or salty. The salty version came as complete surprise. Never tried salty ice cream before. Even at 11pm customers come in for take away.

Helpful?
Thank RAMILO
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Level Contributor
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I knew Bologna is famous for the good food and especially for the ice-cream, so I tried gelato at many of the cremerias in town. All are outstanding. Créme de la Créme pops up in my mind as exceptional, but the highest price goes to Cremeria Santo Stefano. This old-looking parlor, ideally located, makes the most sophisticated gelatos I have... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Juan H
Legnano, Italy
Level Contributor
183 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This is not only the best gelato in Bologna but maybe the best in Italy. I had four different types. One was a strawberry sorbet and you could really taste the fresh strawberries. Another was the hazelnut which was really good. The third was the chestnut which was like getting and eating fresh chestnuts roasted by a street vendor. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Harry F
London
Level Contributor
130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This ice cream is amazing! So creamy and rich and the flavours are wonderful. Worth a trip to Bologna just for this!

Helpful?
Thank JayneLondon
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Italy 4 times in the last 10 years. Ice been living in Italy for the year of 2016, came to Bologna in June and was introduced to this gelateria , my favourite flavor is Pistachio...I thought I had the best in Florence 2 years ago.... I was wrong.... this place makes two different pistachio gelato...one is the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Natalie J

Travelers who viewed Cremeria Santo Stefano also viewed

Bologna, Province of Bologna
Bologna, Province of Bologna
 
Bologna, Province of Bologna
Bologna, Province of Bologna
 
Bologna, Province of Bologna
Bologna, Province of Bologna
 

Been to Cremeria Santo Stefano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Stefano 70/c, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 227045
Description
Laboratorio creativo di gelato e cioccolato

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cremeria Santo Stefano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?