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Coolato Gelato

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524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
+1 865-971-5449
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Perfect for a summer refresher but a bit pricey (especially if you order a gelato cake). It also has delicious savory lunch/snack options (sandwiches and quiches).

Thank GypsyvolTraveler
Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

After a brisk walk down Gay Street I stopped in for a quick lunch. What a deal! Full bowl of soup, Small sandwich, fruit cup and dessert at an affordable price. The service was exceptional and the food delicious for a simple lunch

Thank Kim B
Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Had an Affogato with macaroon gelato and it was perfect! Hit the spot. Lovely little place, and not too crowded at lunchtime on a Saturday.

Thank jenabbo
Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place was adorable. A little girly-sparkles for my taste, but charming none the less. The gelato was superb, we loved the dark chocolate and affogato (with teramiso gelato). We're so glad we came here for a first date, so worth it!

Thank JayReneeOffl
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a cold night for hot chocolate. Delicious treat! Gelato is pretty awesome, too! I highly recommend this place.

Thank Tom P
Alcoa, Tennessee
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I cannot tell you how many times we have walked by this restaurant when we are downtown and never gone in. We always say we should but typically time doesn't permit. Thank goodness we visited last week!! The gelato was absolutely delicious and the hot chocolate was amazing!! We took some tiramisu to-go for my husband and he raved about... More 

Thank csands33
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went specifically to try a canoli. Unfortunately, I have a cinnamon allergy and could not eat mine, my husband said his was good. We both loved the French press coffee though! The staff was very friendly and the building was clean. We would visit again.

Thank Jamie17587
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have visited Coolato Gelato several times. They have nice sandwiches and delicious soup. The presentation of their gelato is good and we've enjoyed the flavors that we tried. Staff isn't the warmest and fuzziest in town, but it's a great lunch spot.

Thank Michele J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Want the perfect treat after a movie or play? Drop by and get some delicious gelato. Knoxville's best. You can even get it to go!!

1 Thank TennesseeBear
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It was my birthday. We just played golf. It was hot in October. Coolato was just the place. The inside is well decorated so that you feel special and privileged just to be there in the cool air conditioning. Many cakes are laid out before you. And then you come to the gelato cooler. The staff was very friendly and... More 

2 Thank Aaron M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-971-5449

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