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Coolato Gelato

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$$ - $$$
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524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
+1 865-971-5449
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was adorable. A little girly-sparkles for my taste, but charming none the less. The gelato was superb, we loved the dark chocolate and affogato (with teramiso gelato). We're so glad we came here for a first date, so worth it!

Thank JayReneeOffl
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a cold night for hot chocolate. Delicious treat! Gelato is pretty awesome, too! I highly recommend this place.

Thank Tom P
Alcoa, Tennessee
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I cannot tell you how many times we have walked by this restaurant when we are downtown and never gone in. We always say we should but typically time doesn't permit. Thank goodness we visited last week!! The gelato was absolutely delicious and the hot chocolate was amazing!! We took some tiramisu to-go for my husband and he raved about... More 

Thank csands33
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went specifically to try a canoli. Unfortunately, I have a cinnamon allergy and could not eat mine, my husband said his was good. We both loved the French press coffee though! The staff was very friendly and the building was clean. We would visit again.

Thank Jamie17587
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have visited Coolato Gelato several times. They have nice sandwiches and delicious soup. The presentation of their gelato is good and we've enjoyed the flavors that we tried. Staff isn't the warmest and fuzziest in town, but it's a great lunch spot.

Thank Michele J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Want the perfect treat after a movie or play? Drop by and get some delicious gelato. Knoxville's best. You can even get it to go!!

1 Thank TennesseeBear
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It was my birthday. We just played golf. It was hot in October. Coolato was just the place. The inside is well decorated so that you feel special and privileged just to be there in the cool air conditioning. Many cakes are laid out before you. And then you come to the gelato cooler. The staff was very friendly and... More 

2 Thank Aaron M
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiancée wanted a cool treat and after walking around my good eye spotted the sign. The smoothie was delicious definitely worth the money and although I was to cheap to spring for the cheesecake that was $6 or 8 (can't remember ) it looked delicious. Overall, good smoothie * we saw a critter when we were leaving... More 

1 Thank Jeanetta C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Well, the gelato is amazing, rich, creamy, intense flavors... And they have a drink they call an affogato; espresso with two scoops of gelato... And they do have delicious light food, sandwiches, salads, quiches, and pastry. But please do leave room for gelato. Counter service; inside and outside tables. Very casual. Can be long lines at peak times, i.e., warm... More 

2 Thank Sundancersmom
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Walking in, it seemed like just another modern gelato place with modern day high prices. But that's when you start to notice what makes this place different and not just another "yawner". Being a lover of sorbets, they have a large selection to try from. And many I did. The quality of their sorbets and gelatos were as expected; excellent.... More 

1 Thank Robert J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?