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Gelateria Artigianale Bar Dante

Piazza della Repubblica, 89812 Pizzo, Italy
+39 0963 534150
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tartufo” (11 reviews)
“la perla” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza della Repubblica, 89812 Pizzo, Italy
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

We knew we would have tartufo on our day visit to Pizzo, but with so many places to choose from, we were not sure which caffè to pick. We ended up at this place, we liked the look and the servers were low keyed. We...More

Thank drdmromeo
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Thanks to our local friend Chico, we ended our day in Bar Dante. Located at the main square of Pizzo with a view over the square, the fortress and the sea, offers a good service and excellent ice cream desserts. We decided for the original...More

Thank MirandaMetod
Reviewed August 26, 2017

I had seen this recommended for the tartufo, and so prepared to tuck into a lovely chocolatey ice cream. Actually, I tucked into a huge chocolatey ball of ice cream filled with chocolate and coated in more cocoa. Amazing!

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Situated in the small but nice center of Pizzo, near some trattorias with good food, amazing view with the above beaches. 1€/1cup of ice cream.

Thank Barbu A
Reviewed August 10, 2017

situated at the main square of pizzo, good service, exccelet white and blac TARTUFO ice cream-dolce,

Thank Jadran C
Reviewed August 10, 2017

One of the best experience during my stay in Calabria. La Perla Nera ice cream is the best ice cream I've ever eaten. Highly recommended. The staff is very friendly, the prices affordable, the location right on the plaza with a nice view makes this...More

Thank Katarina Z
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Tartufo La Perla Nera was a perfection an sich, delicious and rich, unforgettable. Tartufo Nero was excellent as well and I forgot to take the picture at the beginning. (Therefore the first half of it is missing.)

Thank MarkoGolja
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I cannot explain how much Bar Dante really made our trip to Italy a special one that we wont forget. The staff are amazing and cannot do enough for you. You dont feel like a customer you feel like a friend. Myself and partner met...More

1  Thank AlexPacey
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This restaurant has on of the best ice cream desserts in Pizzo - La Perla Nera (first place ex aequo with Torta Belvedere from nearby Gelateria Belvedere). I haven't eaten such a great dessert anywhere. The downside is that they server poor cafe fredo, their...More

Thank krzyk
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We spent only four days in Pizzo, but each and every morning we strolled down to Piazza Republica for a great coffee, brioche and gelato! We loved the buzz they have there, not to mention the friendly staff...

Thank Laszlo V
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.04 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 89812 Pizzo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Pizzo
  • Phone Number: +39 0963 534150
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Nel 1940, il maestro pasticcere messinese Dante Veronelli rileva dal napitino Jannarelli nel centro di Pizzo il Gran Bar Excelsior, che in seguito cambierà il nome in Gelateria Dante proprio in onore al suo primo proprietario, per proseguire l'attività imprenditoriale si avvale della collaborazione di un giovane pasticcere di belle speranze anche lui di Messina, Giuseppe De Maria, al secolo "Don Pippo", inventore del Tartufo di Pizzo. A seguito della morte del Veronelli, il De Maria rimane l'unico proprietario dell'esercizio.Nel 1950, Giorgio Di Iorgi il quale aveva iniziato la carriera lavorativa dentro la gelateria con il ruolo di cameriere, comincia ad apprendere l'arte della produzione del gelato; quindici anni dopo, in seguito al pensionamento del maestro De Maria, ne rileva l'attività della Gelateria Dante. Da questo momento in poi il Bar Dante viene gestito a conduzione familiare, tramandandosi da padre in figlio la ricetta segreta per la realizzazione dei gelati.
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