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Rancatore's Ice Cream and Yogurt

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1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5302
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get unique flavor you can't get elsewhere. My children's favorite is Tiger Milk. It cost $3.5 for a macro, which is equivalent to about one big scoop. $5 for small (2 scoops). Although it is on the pricey side for ice-cream, it is worth trying if you are at the area and want to try something local.

1 Thank Esthercheung
lexington, ma
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly delicious but expensive homemade ice cream made from, in some cases, exotic ingredients. Khulfi is definitely a favorite. Scooped by precocious teenagers who need to do a better job of keeping the restrooms clean on their shifts.

1 Thank Maklot25
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I work nearby, so once in a while I round up a few coworkers and we go for ice cream. The flavor just explodes out of this stuff! Heavenly chocolate and coffee. And it's really dense and creamy. Not cheap, though, so it's an occasional treat. But if you're touring the town or taking a break from the bike trail,... More 

2 Thank NiskyKid
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Good ice cream, but I do not always love their flavor selection. But even still it has quality ice cream that doesn't seem artificial.

2 Thank Nataliec50
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382 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The mango sorbet had an unexpected tang to it, but the milk chocolate ice cream was quite tasty, The staff are pleasant and helpful.

2 Thank Gus B
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Wanted something sweet after my dinner. Quaint little town, great ice cream, friendly service for an out of towner even though the place was slammed. I'm picky about Ice cream and can't complain!

1 Thank jennydpugh
Lexington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Lots of flavors. Always fresh. Friendly help - mostly high school and college students. An institution in town. We need more independent shops in Lexington! Please support Rancatore's!

2 Thank Beth Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Great place for ice cream with a good range of flavours. They also sell by t e tub to take home for later if you prefer., There are tables to sit at and a water fountain you can fill your waterbottle or they supply cups.

3 Thank BornToExplore1
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is by far the best ice cream on the planet! we've had ice cream in every major city that we have travelled to and this is the BEST! not sure how they do it or what their secret is but nothing compares to Rancatore's! it's impossible to recommend a favourite flavour because everything is amazing. It's home made, not... More 

2 Thank Vin_2013
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Not as good as its reputation. Quality is mediocre and the prices are high. Some of the ice cream I've had here had crystallized. Disappointing. Staff is not interested in their jobs.

3 Thank William T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 17818625090
"rancs LOVE!" These two words have come to define who we are as a company and as member of our communities. "rancs LOVE" defines how we treat our team of local kids, our partners and our guests. "rancs LOVE' is what goes into every cup, cone, cake and coffee we make. "rancs LOVE" is that beacon in the sky that drives us to constantly improve, to make great ice cream and to bring happiness to your day. "rancs LOVE" drips down the side of the cone and we scrape every last drop out of those cool lime green cups. "rancs LOVE" is that slurping empty straw sound we all dread. come by and see "rancs LOVE" for yourself

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?