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“Gelato - the best!”
Review of Papalani Gelato

Papalani Gelato
Ranked #2 of 3 Dessert in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children
Description: Papalani Gelato Franchising Company is a family-owned and operated franchisor of handmade Hawaiian style gelato, coffee, and chocolate shops which is dedicated to sharing its hand-crafted artisanal Hawaiian inspired gelato, coffees, and chocolates throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond. Many customers rave that Papalani™ has the best gelato (Italian style ice cream) and best chocolate in the nation.
King City, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gelato - the best!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Papalani's Gelato is located in the Poipu shopping center. It is a nice little shopping center and the prices at the little general market are great for finding souvinirs to take home. We got a strawberry gelato to share and the grandkids loved it as did we. Will come back here again!

Visited December 2012
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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354 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Beyond Decadent”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Get the Papalani Pie gelato - it screams local Kauai. Very fresh, very local ingredients here. I never even go around to trying any other flavors because the Papalani Pie was so good, but why bother - you can get those other flavors anywhere, not so for Papalani Pie. Open late, great for skipping dessert at nearby restaurants and grabbing a scoop or two to go!

  • Visited December 2012
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Peoria, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Gelato!”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

What a treat to find the real-deal Italian gelato on Kauai! Located in the Poipu Village shopping area, it's the perfect place to stop by for dessert after dinner. The island flavors are the best.

Visited November 2012
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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

I thought the gelato was amazing. We had the cookies and cream and it was tasty. We also sampled some of the other flavors and you really couldn't have gone wrong with your choice. My only complaint is that it is VERY expensive. This was my first experience with gelato so maybe its always that expensive. I wil say it was worth the money thought. I would recommend at least one visit there.

  • Visited December 2012
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marck s, Owner at Papalani Gelato, responded to this review, January 8, 2013

Thanks for the kind words about our gelato. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit. Regarding prices, generally gelato will cost more than Ice Cream as the production costs are higher than for ice cream. Here however, our pricing is competitive in our market and actually lower than some pricing for ice cream in Poipu. On our island, our pricing is very competitive and we are committed to making sure our pricing is always in line with others on the island. Generally, things cost about 10-20% higher than in many mainland markets due to the differences in cost of living and all. If you had gone to the other gelato options on island you would see our pricing is in line with others and considerably less than one place.

mahalo for giving us a try and we hope you enjoyed your visit!

marck and lauren
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The Villages, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just the best.”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

My daughter loved this cone. It's huge but delicious.
Lots od different flavors and natural ice cream
So so good!,,

Visited May 2012
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