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Il Laboratorio Del Gelato

Certificate of Excellence
Lower East Side
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188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
+1 212-343-9922
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Miami, Florida
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This "gelateria" is excellent and with spacious room to hang out, if it is too cold or too hot outside. I can compare it to my recollection of the two best Ice Cream Parlors from the time I used to live in Rome. It has a variety of flavors all to die for and the price is just right.Enjoy it!

Thank mariemma b
New York City, New York
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129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of city's hidden jewels. Their delicious texture, and variety of flavors-lavender anyone? is nothing short of amazing. skip dessert and run there after any LES meal.

Thank tropicalia
West Des Moines, Iowa
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say this is the best gelato (it's crazy good though) but they do create the most unique flavored frozen blends I have ever tasted. If in doubt ask for a sample. Some of the craziest blends were absolutely delicious. I had a double of Thai Tea and Lavender Honey. Both were outstanding. I can't wait to return.

Thank frozencalbear
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool spot. Wide range of interesting and diverse flavors. We had a cup or two scoops and a coffee. Coffee is pretty good as well.

Thank Barbara A
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Very busy place so it was hard to really take your time and think about what you'd like to order but my friend and I each ordered and we both like our choices. Solid spot.

Thank traaveljunkie
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125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

5.0 star rating 1/15/2017 wow... simply wow. Am a gelato and frozen dessert connoisseur, but this was at another level. Their marscapone gelato may be one of the best desserts i've ever had. Some friends also raved about their almond and chocolate flavors. My wife is eager to go back to try their Pluot and Calamansi flavors. Even their containers... More 

Thank MarkJMinneapolis
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This place is adjacent to Katz's (a wonderful NYC deli) & has very delicious gelato & coffee. The staff is very friendly & will let you try as many flavors as you like until you find your faves. It is reasonably priced, adequate seating area, and the blue & white decor reminds me of Santorini. Bon apetit!

Thank Tiffiany C
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This place is simply amazing. Feels like a Gelateria for the 50s, more like a lab , less like a fancy Gelato place.

1 Thank Claudine000
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Two years ago I had the greatest sorbet ever. It was grapefruit and it was in Prague. Since then, I've been trying Gelatos and sorbets in different cities. I was looking for the same perfect grapefruit sorbet... But I was out of luck... But it was before I went to NY and visit this miracle place! The grapefruit Campari sorbet... More 

1 Thank OlgaGTim
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I was walking by in the evening and wanted to what offered in the lab. I was not disappointed. There were so many different flavors. It was hard. A little goes a long way with flavors. Very rich!! Very good!!

1 Thank Alfiles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-343-9922

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