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Il Gelatauro

#23 of 107 Dessert in Bologna
#194 of 1,420 Places to Eat in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
051 230049
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many choices, but we were offered tastings of so many to help us with this difficult task. All delicious! This is a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

Thank ERS2013
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice-cream is delicious, with original flavours!! The pistacchio and the cannolo siciliano flavours are amazing. Worth the short walk from Piazza Due Torri. We visited this little gelateria under the arcades every chance we had during our short holiday in Bologna! Good value and quality. Do not miss having a few ice-creams from here while in Bologna!

Thank DryPuddle
Frankfurt, Germany
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem and I was so glad to find it. Located about 10 minutes walking distance east from Piazza Maggiore, this small gelatauro offers many other things in addition to delicious gelatins. Cannoli a, chocolates, cookies, coffee, sandwiches and so on. I tried 5-6 different gelatos (thanks to the wonderful host). The pistachio cookies are delicious -... More 

Thank travel_n_adventures
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The gelato here is fresh, tasty, and incredibly original. There are so many flavors I have not seen anywhere else since. I came here at least two dozen times.

Thank LL1994
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Nothing special. You can not it compare with gelato in Napoli, Rome or Venice. May be the owner changed, when we tasted it? No aroma. Very plain.

Thank Galina S
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I have been thinking that trying a Gelato would be the last thing I would do in the winter yet at the end, Coz of this place it became a weekly habit of me. Gelato of different delcious flavors, I should say

Thank Dinali A
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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

Perfect place, with a very traditional ice cream and affogato but also croissants, artisanal chocolate and panettone and other sweets. One of the best in Bologna.

Thank Julia B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Completely appreciate the bold and experimental flavours, and maybe I just ordered the wrong flavours (three in total), but I didn't enjoy the gelato. Friendly service and lots of seating area.

Thank sweet27sweet
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203 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On recommendation we took a wee walk out from the centre of Bologna to this little shop. They produce some unusual flavours (cinnamon and pumpkin) as well as the more regular fare. The chocolate orange is the single-best ice-cream scoop we've ever had. Fully recommended.

1 Thank nibblepibbley
Taunton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Il Gelatauro on via San Vitale is amazing. The people care so much about their ice cream, not just the flavour that goes into it but the craft. This has to be one of if not the best gelateria in the city, and one of the best I've ever visited. I would recommend their stracciatella, it's divine. But all flavours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: 051 230049

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