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L'Essenza del Gelato

#19 of 231 Dessert in Turin
#181 of 3,135 Places to Eat in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Principe Amedeo, 21/f, Turin, Italy
+39 011 076 7531
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Went there because it was rated top position in trip advisor. Was there around 5pm and it was totally empty. They ran off of several flavours (the most popular ones) and only the classical ones were left. There are 3/4 chairs where to sit inside...good to take ice cream and walk away but not sitting down...

Thank Moonyluna2015
Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I went to this gelateria and tried three of their gelati: zabaione, pistachio, and straciatella. All of the gelato was creamy and delicious. The price was on par with a majority of Torino's gelato prices. Their zabaione is the best I have ever had. I would recommend this place.

Thank J J A
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Oh my so tasty and fresh and fruity I could have eaten ice cream there all night!! I tried many ice-cream places when in Turin, but somehow this one was simply the best. Don't ask me why. I do not know anything about ice cream. I just eat it. And this one tasted the best!

Thank Jungle_Jack
Faulconbridge, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Always very friendly and helpful, Run I think by a lovely young couple, airconditioned, so it was a lovely haven from the summer heat. I miss my evening limone and melone gelato.

Thank Todd400
Liverpool, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Apart from some of the best ice-cream we've ever eaten (the lampone - raspberry - had the most amazing concentration of fruit flavour) the place is spotlessly clean and the service friendly (and remarkably patient with my attempts at Italian). There are a couple of tables inside, and the cool atmosphere was much appreciated on a scorching day in Turin.... More 

Thank Nick C
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Large Selection and Unique flavours. Very Good Service. During a long walk in hot and humid weather it was nice to sit down with some air conditioning. Close to the cities centre.

Thank ToddB182
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

A great range of flavours, and generous scoop sizes. They had flavours ranging from mango, cherry, to coffee based ones. The gelato was smooth and the flavours were not overpowering. The prices were also very reasonable. It is walking distance from the main square in Turin, and the neighbourhood is reasonably quiet to walk around. I will definitely be visiting... More 

Thank Daniel S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

These flavors are so intense and fresh that it will be hard to beat anywhere in the world! Wonderful neighborhood to take a wander in and enjoy your gelato on a hot day....

Thank Jim F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

The really italian ice cream! Delicious handmade ice cream in central city! They are not the most famous in the city, but should be.

Thank Vanefioravanti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Principe Amedeo, 21/f, Turin, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Turin  >  Turin
  • Phone Number: +39 011 076 7531

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?