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“Best ice cream in town!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ballabeni Icecream

Ballabeni Icecream
Ranked #10 of 65 Dessert in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Munich, Germany
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best ice cream in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It's just unanimous. There is no doubt this is the best ice cream in town. I recommend the Chocolate with ginger.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank GPizzato
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English first
Munich, Germany
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Good ice cream, but definitely not exceptional and not worth the long queue and the higher price. The taste range is very limited and they don't seem interested in trying something new: they've had the same tastes for at least three years now. The cone is mediocre. To conclude: I would recommend going to another ice cream shop, there are several in the nearby which I like better than this one.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Angelep_2
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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“best ice cream ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

flavours change regularly but if you are lucky try Haselnuss (hazelnut)! Sometimes you need to wait for a long time to get the ice cream because of the demand.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank miklagardist
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Alicante, Spain
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Try the chocolate ginger!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Went here twice in one week because it was so fantastic. Flavours change regularly... Love the little taste tester of another flavour that they give you with your icecream

Visited September 2012
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Thank nicbell
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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wannabe-fancy ice-cream shop”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Small, expensive and overly sophisticated, that is what i think about balla beni.
Brought there by locals, as it is supposed to be the best ice-cream in munich.

After having stood 20 minutes in the sun in line, it was finally our turn to order ice cream. The selection was very limited, 10 or so flavors. And they were mostly fancy-pancy flavors, like raspberry-lavander, chocolate-ginger, lemon-basil and stuff like this.

While it is a matter of personal taste, i would have thought that having "standard" flavors is kinda a requirement. The fact that the ice-cream was amongst the most expensive of munich, didn't really sweeten the pill.

All in all, it's a love it or hate it situation here. I didn't like it at all, but i could see how other people might enjoy similar ice-cream, especially since its quality is actually good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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5 Thank Daniel F
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