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Penguino Gelato Cafe

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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A MUST VISIT! The mojito sorbet is divine and worth every penny of the 4.50 for a single scoop ......though trust me you will want more! Best gelato I've ever tasted

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Thank MHIChris
West Wickham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With its award winning flavours, a visit was a must for an addict like myself! Wow is the shortest way of describing Philip's gelato flavours. My personal favourite was the Watermelon, Mint and Chilli - a light summer punch with a tiny bit of heat to round it off

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Thank rmhuk
Nelson, New Zealand
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are some weird and wonderful flavors to be had here. Friendly service and reasonable pricing.Normally only open in the warmer months.

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Thank Boardboy23
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Best gelato I have had in many years. Unique flavours, plus delicious favourites. Could be a little more generous in the scoop size when ordering in a cone.

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Thank TimNut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Some of the most exotic ice creams in the world. Passing by Nelson? Then you have to stop here, it's worth it.

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Thank Paul V
Nelson, New Zealand
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272 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

So good and tasty on a hot day. Not the cheapest icecream but worth it as you know that it is made there and different flavours to try. My all time favourite is the Lemon Sorbet. So refreshing.

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Thank owlesey
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I can't explain how I can have ice cold sorbet in my mouth but have fire on my tongue. It was a culinary delight! So glad we stopped and tried your gold award winning watermelon/mint leaf/ chili sorbet cones. Fantastic 👍🏼

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Thank 6starkplace
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The ice cream was good and tasty, but nothing too special (and I've had heaps of ice cream in NZ already). Sadly the service was really poor. The ladies were a bit rude and unfriendly and didn't give us much time to dicide. The prices were normal, like everywhere else.

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Thank Sarah U
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Went for affogato. Was ok not great. Maybe a little stingy on gelato for the price. Ice cream needs to be quite cold for a good one. But lots of choice if you want an odd flavour.

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Thank Loralee R
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The lavender honey was beautiful, my son was a little disappointed with the watermelon, but it is an interesting flavour. The black forest, caramel and boysenberry also went down a treat. The serving sizes were small and in hindsight I should have ordered the platter of 9 scoops of ice cream for better value for money and so we could... More 

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Thank 553natashaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?