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Il Gelato

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46 Peddlers Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 225250
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We really enjoyed sitting down with a cold icream on a hot day. The staff were about to close because of a power cut so we arrived just in time before all the icecream melted.

Thank Yogidom
La Fleche, France
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had only a chocolate and a walnut as dessert to eat by the seaside. Very good icecream and nice girl selling it.

Thank Binie555
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

After wandering through the streets of the fort and feeling hot and flustered happened to chance upon this little gem. Ice cream to die for and lovely and cool inside. Well worth a visit

Thank Felicity S
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Our kids are bleeding hearts, as are we, for cats and dogs. They fed a sweet cat Milk and had great Gelatto. My husband got a Banana Split with Pistachio, Hazelnut and Chocolate. He LOVED it. My son and I got Coffee and our daughter got Lime. We all ate everything while giving kitty some of our Chicken leftovers. She... More 

Thank Wendy R
Singapore, Singapore
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for Gelato which was really tasty, but found it to be on the expensive side. Ladies there seemed like they couldn't really be bothered to work. And when asked about the flavours wanted to continue talking to each other instead. We sat outside on the beaches it was a nice break from walking around and kids loved it.

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I had been looking for Illy Coffee all over Sri Lanka and found Il Gelato in Galle Fort sold Illy Coffee. Very friendly staff and most helpful they were willing to provide the service that we asked for. I would recommend this Cafe and Ice Creamery

Thank Janet H
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Decent tasting gelato - somewhat weak on selection - but don't expect service with a smile- employee does not want to be there.

Thank 972shantik
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were visiting Galle for the day and after a long walk around the Fortress we needed a place to have ice cream whether you could sit down. This cafe seemed to be the only place that had seats, all the others expected you to stand in the sun with a cone, We didn't try the sundaes. We opted for... More 

Thank MerryandPerera
Galle, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The restaurants and cafes in the Pedlar's street are known for it's good food with a price tag bit on the expensive side. So you kind of know what you're in for if you've frequented the area or even just popped in to a couple of restaurants randomly. However, barely three scoops full of 3 different kinds of ok-ish tasting... More 

Thank Arunalu_around_SL
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We went to this place on a recommendation from other backpapier, who told us that they would have pretty good ice cream and so it was! I would really recommend their dark chocolate ice, which was really delicious (like frozen mousse o chocolat). But it's quite expensive, which explains the 4 stars.

Thank Christian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Pizza, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Peddlers Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 225250

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