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Il Dolce Freddo

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Lygon Street
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116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank richpranantyo
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

After dinner now dessert. Ice cream il dolce freddo.. Many verieties and taste. Amazingly there is durian ice cream in western city... Impress...

Thank Ferry F
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

After visiting Universal over the road I thought I'd try here for dessert. First mistake. Don't go anywhere after Universal, their food is good and plentiful. It makes it hard to eat too much of anything later. I tried just one scoop - because of previous comments - and it was salted caramel. It was nice and creamy, not overpowering... More 

Thank BagmanNZ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Firstly, I'm not an avid fan of ice cream and in particular, durian gelato! My daughter who's also not a durian lover surprised me by telling me that she tried this durian gelato in Melbourne (Melbourne?? Durian gelato?? Hmmm ...) and is out of this world! We were so full and since she spoke so much about it, I thought... More 

Thank HappyTraveller882
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Wow, wow, wow!!! This ice cream is the bomb! Got a couple of take home packs and we are in love. We had the Ferrero Rocher, Pistacchio, Mango and Baileys and they were all so silky and smooth. I can't wait to get back there and try all of the other amazing flavours they had! It is a bit expensive,... More 

Thank Lynn F
Anacortes, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

My lemon ice cream was great. I notice Il Dolce was back to my hotel. The name remined me of places in Buenos Aires. My lemon ice cream really hit the spot

Thank zip98221
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Fantastic home-made ice cream. Full of flavour and freshness. Great customer service. Always pop in here when in the area.

Thank brskc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Hands down, the best gelato in Melbourne. The most amazing flavours. Rich and creamy. It's like being in Italy. Do yourself a favour and get down and try some.

Thank Simon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $9
Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighborhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: 61396393344

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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.