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“Amazing Gelato!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buona Terra

Buona Terra
Ranked #9 of 49 Dessert in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Buona Terra is a locally owned, European inspired Gelateria, Creperie, and Macaron bakery located in the Mount Lookout Square. Buona Terra, Italian for Good Earth, represents everything that our team is passionate about - from locally sourced farm fresh produce, to the locally reclaimed beech wood used throughout the design of our shop. We firmly believe that using local products and supporting local businesses is the key to providing the highest quality desserts for our community. Daily, we handcraft everything from scratch in our store with the freshest ingredients, using no preservatives and no hormones. Additionally, as one of Ohio's only gelateria's who handcrafts gelato using the traditional Italian techniques and processes, we proudly guarantee that our gelato is the best you'll ever have..
charleston
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“Amazing Gelato!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This Gelato was hands down the best I have ever tasted!! After asking to taste the entire display, I am to conclude that my favorite flavor was the Earl Grey. It tastes like a super Italian French Vanilla, if that makes any sense! The place is quaint and clean and the staff is beyond accommodating and friendly. Love this place, definitely my new go to for desserts!

  • Visited April 2014
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BUONA TERR A, General Manager at Buona Terra, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! It means a great deal to us that you said it's the best gelato you've ever tasted. We strive to make each hand-crafted batch using the authentic Italian Hot Process. Come back soon!

-Buona Terra
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Beijing, China
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658 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
“Delicious crepes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Since the closure of it's just crepes, I've now found a new spot to get my fill. Have only tried the savory ones so far but they exceeded my expectations. Not quite as full loaded with ingredients, but very high quality. Especially the delicious seasoned crepe batter that they use.

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BUONA TERR A, Manager at Buona Terra, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for your review about our crepes! We are especially grateful for your compliment on our savory crepe batter! We make both our sweet and savory batter in house. We did a Menu Refresh earlier this year, so there may be some new offerings since the last time you've been here. Thanks again for visiting. -Buona Terra
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Gelato!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Very cute place with very friendly service. Their gelato is the real deal! It tastes just like the gelato in Italy. It's so flavorful and smooth. This place is fantastic!

Visited March 2014
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BUONA TERR A, Manager at Buona Terra, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thanks for your review! We have an amazing Architect to thank for our shop's design who is a part-owner. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! Come back soon! -Buona Terra
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Dexter, Michigan
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“WOW! So Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

While travelling for business and meeting with clients in Cincinnati, I arranged to meet a client/friend for crepes and coffee at Buona Terra. This was my first time to Buona Terra. The selection of gelato and crepes was extensive. It was difficult to select what to have. The food was amazing, the service very good. This is a place I will seek out while I am in Cincinnati.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank yellowdogreddog
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BUONA TERR A, Manager at Buona Terra, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for seeking us out on your business trip! We can't wait to see you when you come back to Cincinnati! -Buona Terra
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Best Around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

They offer gelato, crepes, and a few baked treats. Their gelato is smooth and full of flavor, just like the real deal in Italy. My favorite part is the endless samples for indecisive people like me!!! They have over 20 flavors and they all look awesome! I get a mixture of coffee, hazelnut, and coconut! This really is the best dessert place around, I have also heard that its really not that bad for you either, so that's just a bonus!

  • Visited December 2013
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