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Gelateria Cremeria Mascarella

#14 of 116 Dessert in Bologna
#155 of 1,549 Places to Eat in Bologna
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Via Mascarella 30, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 263236
12:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 22:00
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream🍦is tasty and good quality, as it is usual in Bologna. What makes the difference is their special flavours (Giambologna, or something similar which I've tasted and really liked) and the small "exhibition" of ice cream machines. The service is nice and gentle as well, in this neighborhood probably this is the best gelateria.

Thank Brigitta S
los angeles
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The gelato was overly sweet with a gummy sticky texture. Have you ever chewed gum too long where it gets very elastic and sticky? That’s how this gelato was. It was so bad we threw it out after a few bites. So sad. :(. We walked by a couple days later and there were people in there! I wonder if... More 

Thank alldayieat
Kristiansand, Norway
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We have returned! Visited Bologna two years ago, I've been thinking about this gelato ever since. Of course our first stop in Bologna this year. Possibly the best gelato in Italy.

Thank Marthe H
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience visiting this small, artisanal gelateria. We got to taste flavours before choosing and we were not disappointed. The black sesame ice cream in particular comes highly recommended, but all flavours have that special touch that only real passion can give them. This combined with a high level of service equals a five star rating.

Thank sophiedornoy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Located off the main tourist roads, this gelateria is a hidden gem. Look out for their flavours of the day!

Thank buttermellow
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Siamo da Corfu, Grecia! We visit Bologna a lot of times every year and every time we are there we buy ice cream from "Cremeria Mascarella" because it is near. It is just AMASING!! The best ice cream i've ever tasted! Well done! Keep it good!! Ciao e arrivederci!

Thank Ιωάννα Ζ
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

On our Italy road trip we've sampled gelatos from all parts of Italy and this cremeria was our first, so naturally we had a great staring point for judging. This gelato is by far and wide the best gelato in the world, even better than gelateria Dondoli in San Gimignano and their prize winning gelato.

1 Thank vavilon88
Bristol, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

This is a really nice ice cream shop and really good value. I would have given it 5, but i visited another gelateria in bologna the day before which was slightly more to my taste. Still really excellent ice cream and i recommend.

Thank minkeyab
Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Really good ice-cream, but there's no place to sit around. Resided on unpleasant street with fishy public

Thank Shooorf
Vancouver, Canada
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138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This place was a little hard to find, but well worth the walk. And you have to try at least two flavours! I liked the stratichella which is an Italian special.

Thank GillyTravelBug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 5
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mascarella 30, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 263236
Artisan ice-cream, frozen desserts and cakes decorated.

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