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Manu Il Gelato Italiano

#12 of 36 Dessert in Geneva
#348 of 1,493 Places to Eat in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue de Carouge 65, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
+41 22 321 64 40
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is well-deserving award winning gelateria! I went out in the rain and took a twenty-minute tram ride to get there, and it was worth it. I had a waffle cone with mango and lemon. The gelato was excellent. The mango tasted strongly of mango and the lemon was nice and tart. The servings were generous for the price. Don't... More 

Thank Atlanta_Professor
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We came for an ice cream, but we could have had a 4 course meal and, still save time for a coffee. The ice cream is good, for sure, but their customer service really needs to be upgraded...

Thank Roberto M
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

This summer while I was walking around, I stopped to refresh myself with an italian ice-cream. I was really astonished by the amazing home-made taste of the ice-cream! It is one of the best ice-cream I ever ate. I suggest this ice-cream chain if you are around Geneva! The service is super friendly ;-)

Thank Derby155
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Awesome place with awesome ice cream! 5 stars to that. I tried the nutella and melon flavors. Melon is really like the fruit and nutella... Is fantastic.

1 Thank miaribeiro
Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had to stand in line at the Paquis branch but it was worth waiting for. The chocolate ice cream is as good as it gets. So much so, that I brought one back home - chocolate and coffee mixed. My husband decided to get a litre and chose five different flavours. I had a taste of some of them... More 

1 Thank JeyaWilson
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015

It has the perfect amount of flavours and a nice variety. I feel that for an expensive city such as Geneva, this place offers a very good price in function of the quantity served. I had chocolate and mango ice cream and I think that in my entire life I've rarely had better.

1 Thank John S
Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

Absolutely perfect gelato in two separate locations in Geneva. Fanciful flavors catering to all tastes - from the chocolatey and nutty to a wide range of sorbets made with real fresh fruit - this is the best, most refreshing homemade ice cream in the city. Manu has one location in the Paquis and one on Rue de Carouge. Both places... More 

2 Thank Jonathan H
Belgrade, Serbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

I needed to write this review because I think Manu Il Gelato Italiano deserves it. I have tried lots of ''authentic'', ''best'', ''customers's choce'' home made, italian ice creams and neither of those is even close to this one. Best taste, consistency, great ideas for mixtures. Ideal. Now i go there every day. Not to mention that the staff is... More 

1 Thank Anka J
Geneva, Switzerland
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

hands down the best icecream in Geneva. Don't waste time and calories with other icecreams. Try the pistacchio and dark chocolate.. it is like eating the real ingredient cold. amazing.

1 Thank MRCHIT
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Best ice cream experience outside Italy. Well, sort of outside. It's an Italian ice cream shop in Geneva. Amazing flavors, super creamy "artisanal" ice cream.

1 Thank AlineXSS

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Carouge 65, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 321 64 40

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