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Paolo's Gelato Italiano

41 John St, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
+1 843-577-0099
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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41 John St, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

All the food was very good and the couples who joined us were unanimous in this assessment. Would recommend totally.

Thank trout1036
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Perfect place on a hot day or for desert after a meal some place else. The offer only a dozen or so of excellent gelato.And sundaes. When we ent, they had no vanilla. If you go try the Afagato with any one of their flavors...More

Thank DrParticle
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I saw Paolo's gelato italiano on my way to the visitor center. I went back there in the afternoon and had an excellent gelato

Thank Isolaserena
Reviewed July 2, 2017

All 4 of my boys had the gelato and loved it, I tried a few and they were very very good. I tried a cannoli, hoping for the best. It was good, but very small and just ok. Should've stuck with the gelato!

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Paolo's is very conveniently located just down the street from the Hampton Inn- Historic District where we were staying. We made a point of stopping in almost every day we were in Charleston because the gelato was that good! In addition to gelato, you can...More

Thank KCJudy
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We were in Charleston on business and I did not want to leave the city or Paolo's. I had the Pistachio gelato which was divine. It was creamy and very different than ice cream as described by one of my peers. The ambiance is filled...More

Thank Pork C
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This is a very cute little gelato shop very close to Hampton Inn and Visitor Center on John St. There are several different flavors and choice of cones or cups. A small cup was $6 but with a generous amount of delicious gelato,( I chose...More

Thank VirginiaPatriot
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This visit was part of a restaurant tour we just experienced. This was our last stop on the tour. While the selection was small it was wonderful. Rather on the pricey side but well worth it.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed April 4, 2017

The shop is small, the choices are fairly limited but the serving size is very generous and the gelato is delicous. Price isn't too cheap -- but most ice cream/gelato shops aren't. Enjoyed it!

Thank HintonTN
Reviewed January 26, 2017

John Street is a little bit off the beten path but one or two doors from the Charleston Music Hall. We have visited, alomg with others, this place after shows. The Gelato id good but not the worlds best. He makes it in the back...More

Thank kerrtravelplans
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 John St, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-0099
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Charleston's only authentic Italian gelateria! We have been in Charleston since 2003 serving the finest espresso, cannoli, and gelato this side of the Atlantic.
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