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Gelateria Dondoli

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Piazza della Cisterna 4, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 942244
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious, fast service an very reasonably priced. We loved the gelato here. We tried another gelato place in San Gimingnano and regretted that we didn't go back to Gelateria Dondoli on day two. A must try for all ice cream lovers.

Thank TamTayPrejean2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best ice cream in the world. Period. Must come, even if just for this. The texture is sooo smooth and it's sooo tasty, it's worth a detour

1 Thank Dror M
Quebec City, Canada
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm sure you read it before, this is one of the best Gelato place in Italy. Don't miss it even if the line-up is long (it moves very quickly).

1 Thank pecorre
Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ice cream is really extraordinary. Very creamy and full of flavour. There is one problem though. Usually there is a big queue and although the staff is very quick in serving you don't have enough time to see all the choices and might select something you don't like. Otherwise it's very good.

1 Thank Giota K
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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167 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited it twice in as many days. Just couldn't get enough of this truly magnificent gelato. Being chocoholics ourselves it was even more amazing tasting 4 different variants at once. Each with a genuinely unique taste. We even met the owner on our second visit and were so glad to see his love and enthusiasm for his craft! Queues... More 

1 Thank mcp19752014
Lennox Head, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are staying in San Gimignano and have been lucky enough to sample these amazing gelatos every night once the crowds have disappeared. Amazingly creamy and delicious! We'll be back again tomorrow.

2 Thank Suzies927
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is dream Gelato - make no mistake there will be a queue but its worth it....if you are lucky the owner will come and meet you whilst you queue - he may even entertain you - he did us... he's passionate about his ice cream which is great because so is everyone else - it not to be missed... More 

2 Thank Phil-Angie2014
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Champagne gelato here was remarkable. Absolutely delicious. It's light with citrus. I think it was blood orange. So good!!

2 Thank Gail B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Once in a lifetime ice cream! The line looks long, but the don't give you much time to think about the flavors so it goes fast :) totally worth the wait! YAMI!

1 Thank Adi A
Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to San Gimignano and we had to come back to the gelateria! The queues are long but worth the wait and it doesn't take long to be at the front. If anything you need the time to consider your ice selection as there are soooo many flavours on offer! Delicious!!!

1 Thank Helen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $6
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Cash Only
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 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?