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Il Gelatauro

#22 of 116 Dessert in Bologna
#256 of 1,556 Places to Eat in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via San Vitale 98/b, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 230049
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh and tasty ice cream in a variety of flavours, soe even come with fresh fruit. But you should try the Zabaione with the tast of almonds. Great for a late night walk back to your hotel.

Thank Jamie M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Dada T
Quebec City, Canada
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank marieequebec
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Suoni d
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank ERS2013
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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!

Thank DryPuddle
Frankfurt, Germany
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank travel_n_adventures
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank LL1994
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Galina S
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

Thank Dinali A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?