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Il Gelatauro

#21 of 106 Dessert in Bologna
#194 of 1,493 Places to Eat in Bologna
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Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 230049
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were eating a gelato on the Via San Vitale, when an old Italian man stopped to ask us if it came from Il Gelatauro. When we said no, he told us that was the best gelato in Bologna and that is where we should go, gave us instructions to go there and went on his way. The kilometer we... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly and interested service. Took gelato; pistachio and another recommended. Nice decor. Nice walk to get there.

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Best ice cream parlor in Bologna, perfect coffee and delicious sweets. They serve sandwiches and salads for lunch as well. Good wines.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

So many choices, but we were offered tastings of so many to help us with this difficult task. All delicious! This is a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The ice-cream is delicious, with original flavours!! The pistacchio and the cannolo siciliano flavours are amazing. Worth the short walk from Piazza Due Torri. We visited this little gelateria under the arcades every chance we had during our short holiday in Bologna! Good value and quality. Do not miss having a few ice-creams from here while in Bologna!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem and I was so glad to find it. Located about 10 minutes walking distance east from Piazza Maggiore, this small gelatauro offers many other things in addition to delicious gelatins. Cannoli a, chocolates, cookies, coffee, sandwiches and so on. I tried 5-6 different gelatos (thanks to the wonderful host). The pistachio cookies are delicious -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The gelato here is fresh, tasty, and incredibly original. There are so many flavors I have not seen anywhere else since. I came here at least two dozen times.

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Thank LL1994
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Nothing special. You can not it compare with gelato in Napoli, Rome or Venice. May be the owner changed, when we tasted it? No aroma. Very plain.

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I have been thinking that trying a Gelato would be the last thing I would do in the winter yet at the end, Coz of this place it became a weekly habit of me. Gelato of different delcious flavors, I should say

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Perfect place, with a very traditional ice cream and affogato but also croissants, artisanal chocolate and panettone and other sweets. One of the best in Bologna.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 230049

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