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IL Dolce Freddo

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Lygon Street
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116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9639 3344
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Il Dolce Freddo has great gelato. To translate 'il dolce freddo' into English would approximate to "sweet and cold." Apart from the more common flavours, Il Dolce Freddo has lychee, mango and durian. Durian is much loved in Southeast Asia, but may be a strange flavour for those raised on European flavours. The gelato is made fresh daily and won... More 

Thank Jeffry B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is amongst the best ice creams I've had. The durian flavour is very authentic. The hazelnut and strawberry were also great. A must place to stop by for dessert while in Lygon St.

Thank jchong
Hobart, Australia
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Picked out some delicious vanilla crunch and mango icecream as my dessert here after a great Italian meal. The icecream was delicious, I enjoyed both flavours. It was quite busy so I didn't sample anything - just got my icecream and enjoyed it along with a perfect mild summer night.

Thank mudskippa
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Rich in flavours. The durian one is the must-try for all durian lovers. The pistachio flavor was the also the yummiest out of all pistachio ice cream I have tried.

Thank Ianna T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

After hearing good reviews - we thought we'd try Il Dolce. As expected 3 customers deep when you first walk in. Minimal flavours were available as it was a warm night. Three guests prior to us being served received 'sample spoons' upon request. Once we were served - I requested a sample of 1 item as we were unsure if... More 

Thank Tina S
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

An amazing gelato, finest quality &superb Asian flavours .... I specially go for pandan flavour .... approximately 25 seating altogether they have. U always find busy this gelato.

Thank Aysha B
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A definite must stop for gelato / ice cream lovers. Grab a scoop or two & enjoy the walk down Lygon Street. They have a huge selection of interesting flavors. I had the yogurt with almond & figs while my friend had the pandan & coconut. Both were rich, creamy & packed full of flavor. Not to be missed!

Thank poopshooter
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

One of my favourite gelati shops along Lygon. Smooth, creamy and the sweetness doesn't overpower the flavour. Flavours are more traditional, nothing funky or outrageous (besides the more unique durian and black sesame) but makes me happy nonetheless :)

Thank PLC5678
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We had gelato here after our dinner and it was worth the wait in the line. We picked two different flavors and both were to die for.

Thank Sunnybaj
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I love ice cream and il dolce freddo has special ones. My all time favorite would be their green tea ice cream which is the best i ever had. Their tiramisu ice cream and bailey's ice cream are my favorite as well and they have various fruity options as well and i love their mango flavor... the flavor and texture... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $9
Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighborhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 3344

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

Staying in Lygon Street

Neighborhood Profile
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighborhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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