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Paolo's Gelato Italiano

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41 John St, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
+1 843-577-0099
13:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 13:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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345 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Charleston, South Carolina
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 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 room. It was friendly here, clean and you will enjoy the treat.

Thank kerrtravelplans
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Just like you see strolling the streets of many Italian streets. This place has visually appealing displays of delicious gelato. The staff has always been enthused to serve you this tasty treat.

Thank bubbamd
Charleston, South Carolina
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

we went there after ghost walk tour after verifying hours online via google but note on door said they were closed until after New Year's...we were bummed. They should let people know on social media at least.

1 Thank cleichhorn
Prague, Czech Republic
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213 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I was a little disappointed to find a gelato shop but no straciatella but 'dems da breaks as it wasn't being made today. But the gelato was fresh and tasty and that's all you want. The price was a bit steep for a single cup at $6 including tax but you're allowed to have as many as four flavors in... More 

Thank zHojo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just walk over here after dinner for a deliciois. and creative gelato. Lots of different kinds of comes. They let you sample before you make your choice. Sit outside and people watch as you enjoy a touch of Italy!

Thank 713reneey
South Carolina
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172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We've been to Paolo's many times and have never been dissapointed in his gelato. FANTASTICO...BUONO!!!

Thank Munich158
Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

So many kinds of gelato! There is always a new and exotic flavor. Benches under the trees along the sidewalk make a very pleasant stop.

Thank tbasc
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place was average and not worth seeking out. Out of flavors even though there was a sign indicating they had it. Very expensive. They allow dogs to enter in a very small place.

Thank Rob W
Florida Keys, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I had the Salted Caramel gelato and it was simply the best gelato I've ever tasted. Everything is made in-house Superfresh amazing quality

Thank ford2003ps

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?