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La Carapina

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Viale Umberto I 25, Gravedona, Italy
+39 340 265 5431
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Los Altos, California
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We went here a couple nights while staying in Gravedona and were very happy. It was definitely better than one of the other places we went (which I forget the name of). The guy behind the counter also seems to work at Bar Centrale during the day and is a friendly, helpful guy. All the gelato we had here was... More 

Thank Paul M
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

You can say all you want this has to be the greatest ice cream in Italy simply Devine it had people sat across the road on the edge of the lake. Tubs are from €2:50 flavours are from heaven🍧

2 Thank Lawrence M
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226 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

lots of choice and busy we place. Would recommend the gelato. On the lake front and staff are friendly enough.

Thank belfastim
Fareham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

After two weeks holiday in and around Gravedona, we all have to conclude that this place simply serves the best ice creams ever!

1 Thank icdavid
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Believe the reviews. There's a reason there is a cried outside this place in the evenings. Great ice cream, great friendly service and very good prices.

1 Thank Simon B
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I'm not surprised that some gelateria is on the first place of the tripadvisor's ranking. It is usually so that ice cream taste good. But this place is extremely good! We have already tried some of the flavours, but pistachio and roasted almonds are the best ones. Worth driving every evening the awful 5 km long serpentine road.

Thank olaaami
Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great little gelateria. A vast array of seemingly home made flavours. A variety of cones. It never seems to close. There is plenty of seating outside on the lake promenade. Grab an ice cream and watch the world go by. So good it was all we had for dinner one evening!

Thank Melanie B
maryland usa
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

In our trips to Italy, we have enjoyed gelato as often as possible, and this is one of the best. The place is often a bit crowded, but we never waited long. The service was cheerful. I especially loved the range of flavors - some I had never tried before. Fresh, flavorful, creamy, cold - just the right amount of... More 

1 Thank drmom93
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the best ice cream ever. The queues say it all (they go down really quickly). Service is always really good also.

1 Thank Katherine O
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

If you're anywhere near Gravedona on a late summer afternoon or early evening (especially on Saturday or Sunday) - you have to stop by for a wonderful experience at La Carapina. It's not just the excellent ice cream (as the name “Gelateria Artigianale” suggests – everything’s made on the premises). It's also the staff: always smiling, helpful, and eager to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Umberto I 25, Gravedona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Gravedona
  • Phone Number: +39 340 265 5431

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