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Gelateria Islanda

#12 of 106 Dessert in Bologna
#129 of 1,492 Places to Eat in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Saragozza 65 E | Quartiere Saragozza, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 334076
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00:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here some times already and the Gelato di Pistacchio is the best in town for me all the types, the vegan pistacchio (with olive oil) is amazing... and the cheesecake al cremino di pistacchio is terrific!!!

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Thank marcos b
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Excellent creative ice creams (one of the best in Bologna), friendly staff, regret we didn't make it there more than twice, long opening hours, accessible for wheelchairs.

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Thank Nerav B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

On a hot day, this gelateria is a must for weary travellers. The home made ice lollies are delicious.

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Thank WDW_lover_76
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

I enjoyed a wonderful, tasty ice cream with Pistacchio, mascapone, Zabiaone and Bolognese cream all in one cone. It was delicious!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed in an apartment just along the street from Gelateria Islanda. Having been recommended to it by the apartment owner, it was the first place we visited. The choice of flavours and quality of the product kept us coming back every day of our stay!

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

We are spending a couple of weeks in and around Bologna and have been to quite a few gelaterias. We were just coming back from our walk to San Luca when we happened to notice Islanda. Immediately chose the Ricotta and Pear - unusual pairing we thought at first but not after tasting it.

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Thank jzbz
Castel Guelfo di Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

just in the edge of the city center, it deserves the trip: huge amount of flavours, all of them are amazing. some other ice cream shop may have one flavour which is better than the islanda version, but no other shop has such quality in every single flavour. my bests are yogurt, pistacchio and stracciatella, but also kibana (kiwi and... More 

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Thank Nicolas Z
Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

High quality ice cream without "coloranti" (mint is white for istance and not green as usual), the also deliver ice creram at home

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Thank Silvia1969
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2011

In the heart of Bologna there is a very special ice cream-shop: “Gelateria Islanda”, where ice cream is made with love by Andrea . The ice creams are made with natural ingredients and seasonal products. All the flavors are are delicious combined in a refined way. The taste of tradition goes together with the pleasure of experiencing new things. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$5
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday
00:00 - 00:00
Friday
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Saragozza 65 E | Quartiere Saragozza, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 334076
Description
GELATERIA ISLANDA IS A CHILDHOOD DREAM.
THE DREAM OF A CHILD WHO ASKED FOR AND RECEIVED AN ICE-CREAM MAKER AS A GIFT FOR HIS EIGTH BIRTHDAY, AND WHO NEVER STOPPED CREATING EVERY POSSIBLE ICE-CREAM FLAVOR FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS' JOY.
A CHILD WHO GREW UP AND WENT TO WORK IN A BANK, AND ONE DAY DECIDED TO QUIT BEING AN ADULT, SO THAT HE COULD MAKE HIS CHILDHOOD DREAM COME TRUE.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?