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Gelateria De' Coltelli

#9 of 40 Dessert in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
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Via San Paolino 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Paris, France
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197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rich selection of delicious ice cream served with a smile ! Not too sweat, creamy, the perfect balance The best We had so far after 8 months in Italy ;-)

Thank JMG780
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Their gelato portions are minuscule, even worse the staff are totally unfriendly and will ignore tourists, politely waiting their turn, in favour of locals. I went twice, as they were very nice last year. There won't be a third time in 2016.

Thank Alex M
DeColtelli, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gelateria De' Coltelli, responded to this review

Hello Alex M, we apologize for the inconvenience, we absolutely don't ignore tourists in favour of locals, more likely we go on with the customers that seem to be ready to order the gelato. For the portions: our small gelato is at least 110 grams which the maximun of the standard portion for a gelato (an industrial gelato is usually... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We cannot speak highly enough of this gelateria. With thoughtfully sourced ingredients, using things in season, yet still charging the same price (e2.30 for small cone) as those commercial places pumping out the same old flavours in Viareggio. De' Coltelli flavours included lime and mint, fig, ginger, pineapple and organic almond. Top marks!

Thank Bond007123
Modena, Italy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The place is nice, clean and comfortable. The gelato is very good, handmade and with some particular flavours. I was with my girlfriend and we took flavours with almond, pistachio, and cream with whipped cream (that was delicious). I think that the quality of the biscuit of gelato can be better because they were not crispy. In my opinion the... More 

Thank MarcelloFiorentini87
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

One of best gelato that I ever had. I had the chocolate and pistachio and also tried other flavors. The gelato here tastes so good, perfect combo of the flavors and too sweet which is a plus.

Thank Irina B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I am a gelato lover and always try some everywhere I go. I had the chocolate and pistachio here. The pistachio had real bits of pistachios in it which was amazing!!! I actually went back and thanked the staff it was so good!!!

Thank 2013strong
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We had gnocchi, penne, veal, chicken, potatoes and salat. The meat was a little bit dry but overall the meal was good. The price and the service was good as well.

Thank Helena D
Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Try the chocolate--it is sublime. It was quite possibly the best gelato that I ever had. Although I didn't try any of the fruit flavors, those in my party found those gelato flavors to be incredibly delicious and fresh.

Thank Steven P
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Real deal gelato made from fresh natural ingredients, unlike other places that use pre made mixes and gels to flavor their gelato. Hands down best granita we had in Italy especially the fig.

Thank Asfinefood
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Went there based on recommendation. Ice cream is very good, and those of nuts do contain pieces of nuts which I like because of the extra textures. Went there the first time with an Italian friend and was asked by one of the cashier/waitress if wanted cream to add on top, yes of course. But I went back myself a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $23
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Paolino 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: 390583050667

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