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“Worth visiting twice in one day”
Review of Gelateria Dondoli

Gelateria Dondoli
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery
Paris, France
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65 reviews
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“Worth visiting twice in one day”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Don't let the long lines scare you away from this incredible gelateria. Tip: the young ladies who work there desperately try to inform tourists (in Italian) that we can go into the shop (elbow your way through the pack of tourists at the entrance) where there are at least three to four more people ready to take your order inside. It's a tiny shop, but boy the ice cream is good. It opens at the same hour as the cafés open for breakfast. So, why not treat yourself to a 10am ice cream cone. The saffron (zafferano) flavor is incredible. So is the espresso, the tiramisu, the pear, the chocolate...

  • Visited August 2013
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Halen, Belgium
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“Icecream heaven”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

very good icecream en al lot of different tastes. For example orange, rasberry, martini, vernaca, saffron, grand marnier and so on.

In 2009 the gelateria was world champion icecream making.

they have a website with recepies for icecream:
www.gelateriadipiazza.com

  • Visited July 2013
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“The best we've had so far”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We visited here as part of a tour of Tuscan, the tour guild told us it was the best spot for gelato, and he was not wrong. The place was packed and we just got in on time as a que down the street started to form. The Gelato was amazing, try the raspberry and rosemary, was so different but so nice!

  • Visited August 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing Gelato”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

One of the best gelaterias I visited during my stay in Italy. This is the only place I've seen saffron gelato, it was absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend visiting.

  • Visited July 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Before tasting this one, I repeated: best ice cream in Italy is in Perugia”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

It is true, for several years I was persuading my friends the best gelateria in Italy is in Perugia. It is not. I am a bit careful when I see : The wholenational No. 1, Winner of a contest.
But THIS IS IT
With friend we tasted more than 35 different ice creams variants in this trip including excellent persian specialities in Florence. But Dondoli was the best, home made, full taste, creamy, refreshing, not too sweeet, not too sour, in fantastic balance.
Champelmo = Pink grapefruit and sparkling wine was excellent, I preferred marrons glacées and cinnamon, my wife enjoyed lemon sorbet. Highly recommended .

  • Visited September 2012
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