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“Do the dark chocolate gelato”
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.
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Wow - absolutely awesome gelato! Superb service with at least 16 different and unique flavors to select from. We appreciated the local flavor choices and did not miss the normal popular lemon sorbet as they had so many other options on offer. The dark chocolate gelato is made locally and was absolutely outstanding. A medium cup costs about 6 bucks. Only downside is no outside seating and the mall itself is old and dated

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Excellent Gelato. Should not be missed. Probably the perfect accompaniment to a Puka Dog (next door). Consider ditching dessert at Roy's or Keoki's and heading here instead.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Want to experience gelato at it's finest...then this is the PLACE !! Soooo many choices of gelato and sorbet it's almost overwhelming....LOL...maybe that why I have to go back so often !!! Truly a gem not to be passed up and I drive there from Lihue for it all the time...it's worth the trip !!

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Papalani Gelato is a real treat in the Poipu area. Lots of flavors of gelato & sorbetto to choose from (I am addicted to their chocolate gelato and love all the tropical flavors of their sorbetto). It's a small shop, friendly & helpful staff, good portions, and incredibly fresh tasting ingredients. It's a perfect dessert or a mid-day treat on a warm afternoon (and sometimes both!).

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Thank cass000
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

It's delicious gelato, with lots of great flavor choices! The man was happy to let us sample flavors so we could find just the right one! Try it; you'll like it!!

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Thank Karen W
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