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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

really great boutique gelato you can't go wrong here theres so many interesting flavours to choose from

Thank markhb123
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Such a treat to eat such delicious ice cream! The flavour selection was incredible, and the taste was superb. He even had gluten free ice cream cones, which just topped off the experience - definitely go and try the Lavender Honey, or Orange Cheesecake

Thank devangi108
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Love this place so much!!! The guy is lovely and the icecream is fantastic! Especially the chocolate and kiwifruit sorbet!

Thank Zealand K
Dresden, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Very delicious ice cream. They offer some exotic flavors I haven't seen before (kawakawa, lavender-honey). The only downside is, that the ice cream is melting quite fast compared to others.

Thank AnLei15
White Rock, Canada
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319 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had two ice creams both of which were unique flavors and delicious. They give out taste samples so you can figure out what to have - or have a bit of two kinds.

Thank David U
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious little gelato shop! They have some unique flavours such as watermelon, mint and chilli (yep all together! ) but i stuck to the "plain" ones. I absolutely loved the feijoa!!

Thank Danielle H
Jersey, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

All different flavours and combinations of Gelato ice creams. Delicious and cooling on a hot day. At one end of a parking lot.

Thank Moderntraveller
Greensboro, Georgia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We loved our flavors! I had mocha chocolate and my husband had chocolate and cherry... it was FABULOUS!! All flavours are Gluten Free except for one! AND they EVEN have Gluten Free cones!

Thank BplusShirlz
Invercargill, New Zealand
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433 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This is somewhat of an institution in Nelson. Great range of flavours that constantly change. Ginger and chilli flakes, apple strudel and boysenberry wine were just some of the really interesting and tasty ones. Definitely worth a visit with or without kids.

Thank CraigandTania
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Nicest gelato/sorbets ever, and I'm quite a gelato junkie. The lemon is quite different (Better!) and the white chocolate and rosemary, is pretty special

Thank devr0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?