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“Best ice-cream in Auckland”
Review of Giapo

Giapo
Ranked #1 of 71 Dessert in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Description: A New Zealand Experience, Imaginative Ice Creams, World Class Service In The Heart of Auckland City.
Reviewed 13 March 2012

This is the best ice-cream in Auckland and easy to get to since it's on Queen St in the CBD.

Giapo is friendly and I love the fact that he's willing to buy home-grown local produce. He might buy up grapefruit from someone and have grapefruit sorbet on the menu the next day.

There is a huge range of flavours and they can change on a daily or weekly basis. These are exciting and innovative flavours; there could be anything from a dark chocolate brownie to chocolate & blue cheese to a sauvignon blance sorbet.

This is definitely a must see when in Auckland!

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1  Thank NixieNZ
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

I have been to Giapo on numerous occassions, and would never consider a trip to the city without a stop in for a gelato at the Queen Street store. Gianpaolo (owner and chef) has an incredible understanding of food and nutrition, and an obvious passion for local, organic ingredients. Not only is Giapo a taste sensation, but one that I know is made with love and intention.

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Reviewed 1 March 2012

I must say, a trip for me to Auckland would be incomplete without a visit to Giapo's. I absolutely love how the experimental flavours keep pulling me back in. Recently I tried organic strawberry and apple/wasabi - it was fantastic. This gelateria is unique in that it also sources from the community - from fresh organic sources. So you know you're getting the best. Also you are served with a welcome as if you're back in italy. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank kidmogul
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

I have to say this is the BEST icecream i have ever tasted.
The fact that there's constantly a new variety every few weeks is quite astonishing.
Highly recommend to people who love to explore.
-Ralph

1  Thank Ralph L
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Flavours that shouldn't work - do. Combinations that sound strange - exciting and inviting. You can't help but be drawn into the world of icecream kitchen chemistry when you visit Giapo. It's a tantalising invitation to sample the entire range of delicious flavours. Chosing just 2 for a tub is so hard. Think you like icecream/gelato..... ? Be prepared to LOVE Giapo.

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1  Thank Tracey R
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