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Penguino Gelato Cafe

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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
03 545 6450
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's light yet very flavorful. Had five flavours and love all of them. We also love the place and location. The guy (the owner I presumed) gave us a free scoop of a new flavour and it's tasty as expected. Will definitely come back if I find myself in town again.

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Thank Madeline T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to go! Have to have to! Close to water so take your ice cream and walk towards the dock for a beautiful view. Panna (whipped cream) is great, and all their flavors are exceptional! Yum!

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Thank Christina V
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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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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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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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

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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?