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La Sorbetteria Castiglione

#6 of 116 Dessert in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Santo Stefano
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Via Castiglione 44, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 233257
07:30 - 00:00
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Sun 07:30 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 00:00
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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best icecream with great selection of ice and sorbet. Would definitively reccommend going here. Had a medium sized cup with 3 flavores. So good!

Thank flosolin
Coronado, California
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278 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had just opened when we first visited Bologna in 1996 and all our friends said it was not to be missed. Needless to say, they were on the mark. It remains, according to our taste buds, Number One, and the crowds all the time bear witness to the fact. You can get coffee or tea and some pastries,... More 

Thank PeterandJinx
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Italy for 5 weeks and traveled all over - and THIS was the best gelato we had! I think we went there 3 or 4 times and it was way on the other side of town from our apartment. Track it down and go!

Thank ModeenW
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can get probably one of the best ice creams in Italy in this lovely patisserie, which is located at about 10 minutes walking distance from the Bologna's main square, Piazza Maggiore. Amazing taste, friendly staff at reasonable prices.

Thank Evren34
Castelfranco Emilia, Italy
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176 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gelateria is just exceptional. Here gelati may be a little pricier than in other places, but the extra cost is well justified. Gelati here at Sorbetteria Castiglione are like a dream come true and I find it difficult to think of a better place to have a gelato in Bologna. Dolce Emma and Crema Michelangelo are simply divine, not... More 

Thank DanieleMO77
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a gelateria chain which we really like all the times, all the shops they have. What makes it different from all the other places is the incredible vast choice they have: a long list of 1) classical 2) special, invented 3) vegan friendly 4) fruity tastes. And all of them is particularly good, my favorite is Dolce Emma, which... More 

Thank Brigitta S
Izmir, Turkey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Its one of the best in city,mascarpone especially is one of my best with chocolate,take walk on the historical streets and get your reward

Thank kemal k
Worcester, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Ranging from the very rich and creamy concoctions to fruit sorbets. A few tables out on the pavement . The road isn't too busy so you can continue an evening walk with the ice cream.Extensive opening hours

Thank gtrot
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

You won't be sorry. We ordered piccolo size, servings were very generous & you could have two flavours. I had limone & vignilia (lemon & vanilla) & Cremino Guglielmo (espresso with choc chunks). Creamy & delicious, I didn't want the taste experience to end. If staying longer I'd have gone back again!

Thank Kathy S
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is by far some of the best ice cream in Bologna (and I have seriously tried a lot) I particuarly reccomend their fruit flavours, or my particular favourite - zamboni.

Thank Jacinta F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Castiglione 44, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Santo Stefano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: +39 051 233257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?