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Il Laboratorio del Gelato

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Lower East Side
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188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
(212) 343-9922
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went twice it was that good. 2 evenings in a row after food we walked around the block for ice cream Always a queue in the evenings takes about 10 minutes to be served but you are inside and it's cold. So many different nationalities and everyone very polite and easy going. For me the sorbets were fantastic but... More 

Thank StanBaldwin2015
Caracas, Venezuela
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

right across Katz Deli, you'll find this wonderful place, where, in an industrial setting, marvelous products are being offered for the joybof all visitors. Staff is great and the story behind its founder/owner makes you even happier for having making the time to try among the best gelatos we've tried in our life. Is A MUST!

Thank RAAH0407
Clarksville, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here after lunch at Katz's Deli and got a sampler of 3 different flavors to try. The chocolate/orange we my favorite. The vanilla choc chip was good too with lots of chocolate chips mixed in! It hit the spot on a summer day!

Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There always seems to be a hub of activity at this impressive gelato and sorbet shop in the Lower East Side. We ordered the ginger, sage and malt gelato - I thoroughly enjoyed the malt and ginger. Portions are large and easily sharable.

Thank lbm770
St. Catharines, Canada
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every flavour I tried I loved!!!! Fig is amazing. Interesting being able to see 'into' the operation through glass. Always lined up during the evenings!

Thank Laurie e
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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387 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,014 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being National Ice Cream Day, we made a stop into Il Laboratorio to cool off on a hot summer day. The store was quite crowded, so getting the clerks' attention wasn't that easy. They offer a huge variety of flavors made in house. They allow you to sample flavors, so that is a great way to try some of the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've never seen a place like this. Ice creams of olive oil, taro, goatmilk etc. Really good place for gourmets!;) I was not so brave so I tasted grapefruit-campari sorbet. Good choice after a heavy dinner.

Thank Gerti K
Detroit, Michigan
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293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many incredible flavors here! The passion fruit is perfectly tart; the blueberry is divine, and the black sesame hits the mark. Don't be afraid to try some of their more adventurous flavors - the staff will let you sample! I particularly enjoy the Thai chili chocolate and the basil. Great place to stop by after visiting Katz's - if... More 

Thank waverider681
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Katz to this place. Here everything was perfect. The taste of cinnamon and chilli was over the Mountain in flavour.

Thank Smultronpappa
New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This place is next door to Katz's deli -- but seemed to have much more of a crowd than Katz's. They have an awesome selection of original flavors -- such as Corn and Avocado gelato. They also have a large selection of Sorbets. I loved their Lemon Ginger Sorbet. They also have some unusual flavors such as Thai Chili Chocolate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 343-9922

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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