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Coolato Gelato

524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
+1 865-971-5449
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (135 reviews)
“panini” (17 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
Vegetarian Friendly
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524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Without a doubt some of the best gelato I have ever had! We had finished up for the day and were taking in the stores of the market square area and popped in and tasted several flavors before choosing! We would up going back for...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walking around downtown Knoxville and stumbled upon Coolato Gelato--so glad we did. Many tempting offering of gelato, sorbets (sorbettos) and other types or desserts. My daughter got a smoothie which was made fresh and was wonderful. Strawberry lemonade sorbetto was out of this world. What...More

Thank aci2005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is quality gelato. They offer a nice variety of flavors. I got a medium and should have gotten a small. The dark chocolate was incredible but I think it kept me awake. Would I go back? YES

Thank MdTravelerX2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tiny little gelato shop also serves baked goods and sandwiches. While the prices on the sandwiches are a bit high for my taste, the gelato is worth it. If you're not sure which flavor to go with, they will give you samples to try...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the place after walking around a while, and it was so worth it! Everyone was thrilled with their flavors. And they have a great variety. They also have a sorbet type offering, and some other frozen treats. Their AC was not working the...More

Thank KarenTweetypie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good choices for sandwiches and many gelato and sorbetto flavors, and the quiche of the day was fantastic. My daughter had blackberry peach; I had caramel pistachio. Yummy!

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Merely a 5 minute walk from all the action on Market Square, this place has a great location. The ambience inside is very welcoming and the staff was happy and eager to help. While the name evokes 'dessert', and lot more is sold here including...More

1  Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

After a long drive from Atlanta, we wanted to wander around downtown Knoxville. We came upon Coolato Gelato. It was near closing time but the staff was very friendly and accommodating. We sampled several tasty varieties before deciding on our final choices. One member of...More

Thank thegoldengirl18
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I work a few blocks from Coolato and eat there regularly. The food is delicious. A warning: you will immediately be faced with a glass case full of beautiful delicious baked goods like big freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and cannolis. Take four more steps...More

Thank ekellis
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely, hands-down the best gelato ever. Great selection, friendly service, good time. Sidewalk tank we s in invite you to linger while your taste buds savor the memory of what they just experienced.

Thank redhead180
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-971-5449
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