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La Sorbetteria Castiglione

#5 of 113 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Around a dozen flavours upon my visit in January. Staffs speaks English. Good size portions for Italia. Gelati could be a bit colder. Would certainly melt before reaching the door if in Summer

Thank tohtem
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Portion size ok. Around one dozen flavours. Could be colder. In summer it would melt before crossing the door.

Thank Eric M
Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came out of lunch next door and decided to treat myself for some gelato. And very nice it was, too, in fact some of the best I've had anywhere. :)

Thank spe03
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bitter chocolate is dark and brooding and just a gorgeous flavour! Do yourself favour and try it. We did, twice in 2 days !

Thank sshahA1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After reading other posts saying that this was the best gelato in the WORLD my boyfriend and I drove an hour hour out of our way to give La Sorbetteria Castiglione a try. We were not disappointed. Great customer service and top quality ingredients made this a wonderful treat.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I quite disagree with the last review describing the pistachio as without texture or flavor. In fact, I asked them what do they recommend and I was just lucky to get the pistachio flavor. I think it is one of the best places for this type. Recommended.

Thank Nawar D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Although this gelateria gets alot of praise, it can't compare to Funivia. Their pistachio just doesn't have the texture or flavor.

Thank weluveurope
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Absolutely wonderful ice cream and sorbets plus other goodies made on the premises to bring back for presents. Well worth the walk down to visit - we combined it with a walk round the park first as we fancied a bit of green space. Ice cream making is treated like a science.

Thank Sarah G

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?