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“Decent gelato but not a must have”
Review of Papalani Gelato

Papalani Gelato
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Decent gelato but not a must have”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Visited because it was ranked #1 but just your better than average gelato but you don't have to go out of your way.

  • Visited July 2014
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Maryland, USA
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Handcrafted Gelato, and It Shows!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is really good gelato, on par with what you'd get in an authentic gelato shop in Italy. The owner was working the night we stopped in, and he was very knowledgeable about all the ingredients and the gelato-making process. Papalani offers a variety of other treats if you don't want or can't eat gelato. Just ask for a taste if you're not sure what to get. Everything is delicious!

  • Visited June 2014
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Virginia, USA
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The best ice cream we had on Kauai”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed on the North Shore of Kauai, but on our second day trip to the South Shore, we made sure to stop at Koloa Town Center to get Papalani Ice Cream. It's that good. My favorite was the Mud Pie, and our kids loved the chocolate and vanilla flavors. Their coffee drinks rock, too. You gotta try this ice cream!

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

I first had the vanilla and butterscotch gelato at a restaurant for dessert. A few days later, I tried it at the store at Poipu Shopping Village. Not sure why, but it did not taste quite as flavorful here as at the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
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Anniston,AL
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Gelato”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

I think we must have tried every flavor - and there were none that were not delicious! If you are staying in Poipu, you must try.

  • Visited June 2014
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