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Penguino Gelato Cafe

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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
03 545 6450
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Nelson, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really great boutique gelato you can't go wrong here theres so many interesting flavours to choose from

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Thank markhb123
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Such a treat to eat such delicious ice cream! The flavour selection was incredible, and the taste was superb. He even had gluten free ice cream cones, which just topped off the experience - definitely go and try the Lavender Honey, or Orange Cheesecake

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Thank devangi108
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Love this place so much!!! The guy is lovely and the icecream is fantastic! Especially the chocolate and kiwifruit sorbet!

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Thank Zealand K
Dresden, Germany
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Very delicious ice cream. They offer some exotic flavors I haven't seen before (kawakawa, lavender-honey). The only downside is, that the ice cream is melting quite fast compared to others.

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Thank AnLei15
White Rock, Canada
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263 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We had two ice creams both of which were unique flavors and delicious. They give out taste samples so you can figure out what to have - or have a bit of two kinds.

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Thank David U
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Delicious little gelato shop! They have some unique flavours such as watermelon, mint and chilli (yep all together! ) but i stuck to the "plain" ones. I absolutely loved the feijoa!!

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Thank Danielle H
Jersey, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

All different flavours and combinations of Gelato ice creams. Delicious and cooling on a hot day. At one end of a parking lot.

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Thank Moderntraveller
Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We loved our flavors! I had mocha chocolate and my husband had chocolate and cherry... it was FABULOUS!! All flavours are Gluten Free except for one! AND they EVEN have Gluten Free cones!

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Thank BplusShirlz
Invercargill, New Zealand
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352 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is somewhat of an institution in Nelson. Great range of flavours that constantly change. Ginger and chilli flakes, apple strudel and boysenberry wine were just some of the really interesting and tasty ones. Definitely worth a visit with or without kids.

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Thank CraigandTania
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Nicest gelato/sorbets ever, and I'm quite a gelato junkie. The lemon is quite different (Better!) and the white chocolate and rosemary, is pretty special

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Thank devr0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 03 545 6450

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