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Gelateria Tonino

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Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, Tropea, Italy
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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344 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this place each time we went to Tropea during our week stay in the area to get our fix on the gelatos. What made it for us was the old master, smiling and acknowledging our three grandkids all under 3 by offering a free small gelato with a smile and nice words. His method of building your gelato... More 

Thank Patrick S
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399 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a place recommended by many tour guides, books and Magazines. Tonino makes icecream of things you didn't think you could make icecream from, like zucchini or red onion!

Thank JanochBarbro
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I felt obligated to try a Tartufto, so I picked this place since it had good reviews. The ice cream was tasty and I couldn't find anything wrong with it (but then again, it was my first ever Tartufto so I lack a frame of reference), but it didn't seem like anything special. What got me was the price though!... More 

Thank Sechari
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Delicious Gelato I would definitely recommend! Try the Pistachio and the Cannoli made fresh when you order.

Thank Luxurynomad5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The best gelato in tropea..and one of the best I have had in Italy Loads of different flavours. Ameretto was my favourite ... But the onion and more unusual flavours are worth trying Heston Blumenthal should come here :)

Thank Priya D
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is a real gelateria! The owner/only employe makes everything himself. He did have the story book flavors onion and olive, we tried them but stuck with our favorites. I can never say no to straccitella and my friend loved her Carmel. The owner barely spoke English but was very funny. This place was a real treat!

Thank patrick s
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great experience and Toni is a real character which the kids will love and is happy to provide samples to try before you buy.

Thank Gary C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is the oldest and most traditonal ice-cream place in Tropea and it has unique flavours of ice-cream you can try like Red onion, Tuna, Spicy Chilli, Seppia..these are used in fine cuisine in between courses but they are fun to try for themselves and the red onion which is the main produce of Tropea known in the whole world,... More 

Thank mrscatalano
Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Seriously, I don't get how this place can have such good ratings? It was way too expensive considering the amount of ice cream you actually got, it barely tasted anything and my waffle cone was antique. This is surely a trap for tourists!

1 Thank Josefine R
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you are strolling in Tropea, Tonino's is the heart of the town. It's been so long since I've been there that the memories aren't about the quality of the gelato (which I have to believe was excellent), but about Tonino taking the time to chat with us and make recommendations, sitting outside the gelateria and people-watching, and just the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea

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