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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%
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“gelato” (150 reviews)
“panini” (24 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Soups
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524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recently won a contest at my work and was awarded a coolato gelato gift card. I called ahead to find out what type of soups they were serving that day. When I arrived and ordered my choice I was told that it was not...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a quick trip for Gelato right before closing. It was a great treat. I had the strawberry and it was delicious.

Thank bcfritch
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed this place for a celebratory event. The location is great, a little hard to find parking, (to be expected). The gelato was perfect. My daughter had chocolate, and I ventured out with the Aztec (dark chocolate with cayenne pepper). My...More

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Coolato Gelato was some of the best gelato I've ever tried, great find, free samples, really pack it on for the small cup highly recommend

Thank Tyler H
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We had a quick dinner here after attending the theatre one evening over the holidays. Paninis and soup were very good. Gelato is also great (a few in our party had some). There were a couple of food items not that great but overall we...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Coolato has had a tough time with the recent renovations of the adjacent buildings. The owner told me that such invasive work was being done to the foundations of the buildings that it had created some bug problems for them. I think , and hope,...More

Thank Tara D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Italian gelato, quiche, coffee, what's not to like? This is a small high quality place in the heart of downtown. It serves up delicious desserts, light meals, and is friendly, convenient, and oh so tasty.

Thank buonviaggio007
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have been to Italy twice. Other parts of Europe. My wife has done research to find some BAD Gelato. She checked everywhere we stopped for 5 mins or longer in Italy. Unfortunately, she NEVER found any bad gelato. (;-) Well when Coolato opened years...More

Thank Drbill L
CoolatoGelato, Owner at Coolato Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thanks for the review, Dr. Bill!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

I have only had gelato here but they do have deserts that look delicious. Changing flavors daily the selection is great and by my standards...pistachio is terrific. Stop by if you are in town. Excellent after a movie at Regal Theaters....it's right next store.

Thank Mamakeegs50
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This place is so good. The gelato is fabulous. So many flavors so little time. Nice little outside spot to enjoy your test also! We'll be back.

Thank Jeanne H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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What has the chef whipped up today?! Pastry chef and chocolatier Kevin Mader will wow you with his creative, made-in-house, authentic Italian gelatos, sorbettos (lactose-free and vegan-friendly), and pastries. We also offer Italy’s finest espresso, Illy, from our Simonelli espresso machine. Come let our chef delight your sweetie-senses or, for a full meal, dive into our paninis, salads, and multiple award-winning soups.
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