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Gelateria Dondoli

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Piazza della Cisterna 4, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 942244
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Vegreville Alberta
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405 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The world-famous Gelateria di Piazza is right in the center of Piazza della Cisterna and has a variety of creative flavors like saffron or pink grapefruit with sparkling wine. You’ll easily recognize it because there is always a line out the door. This is the best Gelato I have ever tasted. Ever. I would love to try and taste each... More 

Thank firechief-JL
Huxley, Iowa
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent variety and quality. Simply the best. It was November, a cool day and we enjoyed our gelato with great joy.

1 Thank Orr_2011_11
Brewster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our one day visit our tour guide said we need to stop here. Never too early to eat gelato. Flavor and quality are extraordinary! My daughter loved the dairy free chocolate and I chose the award winning ricotta and berries. Truly the best.

1 Thank Susancapecod
Bucharest, Romania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the ice-cream at Gelateria Dondoli! Lots of flavors, creamy texture, crunchy cones. I fell in love with pistachio ice-cream after a trip here and I'm still trying to find another one that lives up to it. If you're in San Gimignano, give it a try!

1 Thank Corina B
United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smooth gelato! Our tour guide told us this was the best gelato in the world and won a bunch of awards. I have to agree that it is so smooth. The smoothest gelato I've ever tasted. The taste is great but I've tried so many gelato that the taste doesn't really differ much (I'm talking about great gelato places). So... More 

1 Thank Cryzzel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ehhh, not again. After experiencing gelaterias of Rome, this is tourist trap. This town itself is tourist trap by parking's, low level services and overpriced. So I still to my opinion, that San Gimignano is beautiful from distance. Ice cream, more expensive than in Rome, not so creamy. The waiters managed by using two scoops look my portion like it... More 

Thank loliksa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big assortment Tast's greate World champion But high prices as well Next gelateria is better and cheaper ;)

Thank Denis J
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I took a day trip to San Gimignano and Siena from Florence and were told about Gelateria Dondoli - it was a long walk (or maybe it seemed that way 'cause we had walked all day) but it was worth it! Delicious ice cream from a "world champion" ice cream maker in Italy - how could we... More 

Thank Rita R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having Gelato all over Rome and Florence, my expectations were already raised when I was told that this is the best gelato in the world. The experience outmatched those expectations, as I carried around the best gelato I've had in the beautiful town of San Gimignano and had one of my best life moments. Divine.

Thank Sanchit97
Brewer, Maine
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stopped into Gelateria Dondoli almost every night while we've stayed in San Gimignano this week. The staff was very helpful, and the selection of gelato is truly amazing...I did not count but best guess is that there was no less than 20 flavors ranging from basic flavors like passion fruit, strawberry, & cinnamon to more complex ones like olive... More 

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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
$2 - $5
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Cash Only
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Cisterna 4, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 942244

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