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Penguino Gelato Cafe

85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (27 reviews)
“ice cream” (36 reviews)
“sorbet” (9 reviews)
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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I was out shopping when we needed a break so we popped in for a ice cream she had the apple crumble and yes it tasted just like a apple crumble while I had a chilli and pineapple gelato WOW what an...More

Thank Darrel N
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Chatted to the man who was serving and he was friendly and gave me a sample of one of his ice creams for free. If I was not on a diet at that point I would have had a full serving as it was real...More

Thank janasele
Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you haven't ever been to penguinos, you must go, now! Incredible tempting selection of delicious one off flavors, site to tempt you to more than one scoop although tasters are available at 50c,a bargain.our a taster platter for $18.00, tri or more can share...More

Thank melanie s
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Was so looking forward to coming here but unfortunately we didn't enjoy it. The small amount you receive for the price is really disappointing as at other places you could get more for the same/smaller price. The flavours are really nothing to rave about. I...More

Thank Kiwifarmgirl
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A MUST VISIT! The mojito sorbet is divine and worth every penny of the 4.50 for a single scoop ......though trust me you will want more! Best gelato I've ever tasted

Thank MHIChris
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

With its award winning flavours, a visit was a must for an addict like myself! Wow is the shortest way of describing Philip's gelato flavours. My personal favourite was the Watermelon, Mint and Chilli - a light summer punch with a tiny bit of heat...More

Thank rmhuk
Reviewed 16 February 2017

There are some weird and wonderful flavors to be had here. Friendly service and reasonable pricing.Normally only open in the warmer months.

Thank Boardboy23
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best gelato I have had in many years. Unique flavours, plus delicious favourites. Could be a little more generous in the scoop size when ordering in a cone.

Thank TimNut
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Some of the most exotic ice creams in the world. Passing by Nelson? Then you have to stop here, it's worth it.

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 6 February 2017

So good and tasty on a hot day. Not the cheapest icecream but worth it as you know that it is made there and different flavours to try. My all time favourite is the Lemon Sorbet. So refreshing.

Thank owlesey
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6450
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