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“Great coffee Great ice cream and much more!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cristallo Caffe Gelateria

Cristallo Caffe Gelateria
Ranked #2 of 14 Dessert in Riva Del Garda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leicester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great coffee Great ice cream and much more!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is a superb family run caffe gelateria in an excellent position in the centre of Riva del Garda which is at the top end of this huge and beautiful lake (34 miles long!!) The staff are friendly and the presentation of the food and drinks is always special.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicholas R
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Mention Tommy's name for a discount!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Recommended by our rep. Brilliant location facing the old part of Riva and the lake itself. Nice friendly staff and if you mention Tommy's name you'll get a discount!

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Joe E
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Eltmann, Germany
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The icecream is just great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Short version: The icecream is phenomenal. We had two sundae's that were simply the best we had in a very very long time.

The service is fast and very attentive. The location directly at the little harbour offers a nice view and a cool breeze from the lake.

For me it was a very pleasant trip back in time. It's been over ten years since my last visit there, and I was very happy that it was not time that has not sugarcoated my memories. This place is real!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris F
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good ice cream ruined by rude server”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

It felt as if we asked for a huge favour when we wanted to taste a bit of the nutella ice cream. The server grudgingly obliged. We then asked for a scoop of the same and got served while the woman was constantly muttering in Italian. We were then told off for wasting a precious spoon by accidentally throwing it in the bin and asking for another one.

While the ice cream was pretty good, the service completely ruined it for us.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Backslash42
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to sit & watch the world go by”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place has become my local when I am in Riva. The staff work so hard from very early in the morning right through until the early hours providing fantastic food and fast, friendly & courteous service. If having just a drink they always bring some nibbles to go with it which could be crisps, peanuts, olives or even a small fruit cocktail ! They have a big screen TV and show the major sporting events and often have a live singer or band on too. You can sit inside or outside, both are spotlessly clean, prices are reasonable, it's just a great place to be!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hoola13
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