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$2 - $4
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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 6, 2020 via mobile

Was attracted here by the owner's entertaining responses to critical reviews on here and rewarded with the best gelato in Sri Lanka probably. Was unsurprised the owner was English (out of Italy) from his dry humour. High lights were the rich dark chocolate and the...mango too. Well worth a detour to this end of town. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Hehehe... Was a pleasure speaking with you :) I trust the gelato was as enjoyable as the reviews you read! We love this job ♥️😁 Thanks for your visit and review!

Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

An absolute must. Accept no substitutes. The gelato here really is some of the best we have ever tasted! Also the perfect place to go if you are vegetarian or vegan!!! The vegan coconut gelato is AMAZING!!!!! You can even see the gelato and sorbet...being made next door if you happen to be there at the right time. Go on, treat yourself.....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your passionate review! We're thrilled to share our love for gelato and SUPER SMILEY that you enjoyed! Ciao!

Reviewed March 9, 2020

What a find, wonderful daily made authentic Italian ice cream. For any one who loves good quality ice cream made with all natural ingredients this is a must. Small shop located on road behind beach. If you go through Hot Rock restaurant from beach turn...left and it's a few metres down on the right. Run by a delightful Italian who really knows his ice cream, beautiful sorbets too😋 Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you, Bay, for your visit and recommendation! We love gelato and love to share with as many people as possible ♥️ For us it's so much more than a "business", and every customer smile tells us we're on the right track :) All the...More

Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

A real gem in the busy streets of Unawatuna. We came across this gelato shop after having dinner and craving a dessert. This place was so welcoming, the owner was polite, friendly and kind. Local produce and the owner gives you information about the gelato...you are buying. You get to try before you buy and the gelato is the best I’ve ever tried. 10/10!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Grazie for your visit & review 😁

Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Obviously the owner truly loves his business: the place has transparent glass to let customers observe the kitchen where ice cream is made. Fair variety of tastes.

Date of visit: March 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for your recommendation! Much, much, MUCH appreciated! Ciao! ♥️

Reviewed February 14, 2020

Me and girlfriend went to Love Gelato, and it was amazing. The owner is so nice, really good service and he is very passionate about his gelato. You can certainly taste it has been done with love and passion. Really recommend you to try this,...if you are near Unawatuna.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2020

Thank you for visiting us! We're thrilled you enjoyed our offerings :) Grazie mille for your review - it really does mean the world to us ♥️ Ciao!

Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

We visited Love Gelato 3 times while in Unawatuna and would have gone more, but didn’t discover it until half way through our visit. We were able to try all the flavors, but our favorites were the lime, coconut, passion fruit and milk chocolate. The...service was great and we enjoyed learning more about how it was made and how the owner ended up in Sri Lanka. He was very kind, happy to talk to us about the gelato and even gave us a couple free scoops on our last visit. The kids loved getting extra ice cream! We will miss this excellent gelato after we leave.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Thank you for your custom and the review :) It was a real pleasure serving you and your family and great chatting. Wish you a super 2020!

Reviewed January 23, 2020

We are Italian and this is the best "coconut gelato" we aver tried. Amazing!! We Will come back again for sure.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2020
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Grazie mille! Facciamo sempre il nostro meglio a rendere un gelato più buono possibile. Grazie per la recensione, e per...More

Reviewed January 17, 2020

I visited the gelato shop in the evening with my Mom. We walked into the shop and wanted to buy a gelato as usual. The owner was behind a partition and I though he was touching a dog who was with him. I politely asked...him if he could wash his hands before serving me. He agressivly answered that he was not touching the dog, but the plate that the dog was eating from. I told him sorry cause I didn't know. I would still prefer that the owner will wash his hands. He asked us to leave his shop. The dog was in the door and I was scared to exit as the shop is small. Then the owner told me: if I get angry the dog gets angry and the things will be bad. My mom could managed to help me out. The owner added that we were always rude to him (we spent in unawatuna 6 days) as we visited the shop every day. I highly recommend the owner to seek professional help and Councelling for anger managment issues.The gelato is really good, but the customer experience was really terrible!!! The owner's behaviour was highly unprofessional and unacceptable. I also hope that the hygiene inspector would show up and inspect the dog's presence in the shop.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2020

Day 1: you & mum enter my store. You order 2 ice creams but want to pay for only 1. So I gave you free ice-cream because I am generous & kind & customer service is important to me. You left without even a thank...More

Reviewed January 16, 2020

Delicious and natural ice cream! Very tasty and can't stop eating! A lot of different tastes. the owner really knows how to make an ice cream

Date of visit: January 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Grazie! It was our pleasure sharing gelato with you ❤️ and a pleasure serving you! Thank you from our heart for your kind words. Arrivederci!

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