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“Best ice cream ever!”

Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Makers
Ranked #2 of 39 Dessert in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

I don't eat ice cream very often but when I do, this is! delicious and different flavors, generous servings. can't begin to decide which is my favorite - coffee and cream, banana, almond joy, vanilla chip, pumpkin???? Just keep going back ;)

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Reviewed September 17, 2011

BEST place for ice cream! Not overpriced, always delicious. Cute little ice cream parlor still serving it old school and it pays off. They now take credit cards!

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Reviewed February 3, 2011

I've been coming to Gelati Celesti since it opened in the 80's. It is the best ice cream around, hands down. If you're looking for good homemade ice cream in almost any flavor you can imagine, come here. If you're a gelato snob, maybe this isn't the place for you. It's great for families or a quick drive-by, just because you've got a craving. This is not fake DQ/Frosty "ice cream". This is the real deal and it's worth the price.

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Thank EllieMaeofMontpelier
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

Gelati Celesti has the best ice cream. I grew up outside of Richmond and going to Gelati Celesti was such a treat. You know it is going to be phenominal from the moment you walk in. The smell is divine.You have to chew the Chocolate Decadence--it is so thick and rich. The flavors are great and the Gelati never disappoints. I see that some are arguing that it is not real Italian Gelato. Whatever you want to refer to it as----it's amazing! Thank you Gelati Celesti!

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Thank Jessica41908
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Reviewed December 30, 2009

I dont think anyone in Richmond that owns these "gelato" shops have actually had real gelato. This was a poor imitation of an Italian specialty. It doesnt matter that you have a bunch of different flavors that imitate gelato, its still ice cream if you arent using raw egg. This is where the special texture of real gelato comes from. I can only assume that they are all afraid of getting people sick but when properly controlled there shouldnt be any issues.

If you want expensive ice cream, come here. Italians looking for authenticity, stay away.

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