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Il Laboratorio Del Gelato

188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
+1 212-343-9922
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (97 reviews)
“sorbet” (29 reviews)
“ice cream” (50 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily the best gelateria in NYC. Nice clean space. Lots of flavor options- gelati as well as sorbets. Had the salted caramel, grapefruit as well as basil. All were really good. Pick your flavors, pay at the counter.

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Funky flavors such as cucumber (good) Guinness (bitter) earl gray. Creamy and delicious as good as Italy. Sterile interior is cold and uninviting.

Thank JNWSuisse
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Go for it! The "experimental flavors" are really all things you can get behind! And the setting is fun. Lower East Side meets MIT laboratory

Thank Rose-Ranch
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Clean, bright storefront with an interesting selection of flavors. I had mango and blackberry sorbet, and the family member had chocolate cinnamon and salted caramel gelato. All were delicious and smooth and creamy. The mango was probably the best mango sorbet I've ever had, not...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The Laboratorio presents traditional sorbet and gelato flavors as well as highly unique flavors, such as celery and ricotta. The "scientists" can be observed behind the clean and polished counter, presumably working on new flavors. Let's hope so, because their products taste so fresh, real...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you love Gelato this is what heaven is like. More flavors than you have ever seen and better than most I've had in Italy. After lunch next door at Katz's Deli there's always room for a little Gelato.

Thank jrs236
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Four of us went there and were served by the same person (who was very unfriendly). My cousin who was the last to order asked for a third testing and she was told "you can only get two". I looked at her and asked "the...More

1  Thank ido8all
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

what a find don't miss it, doesn't look like much from outside but within is a temple of fresh interesting ice cream flavors nothing tastes like you expect but they are mostly spot on enjoy!

Thank erhzion
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Had walked by this brightly lit joint a time or two and the line was always been too long. Tonight my son and I stopped and the line, while long, went quickly. The scoops are small and pricey, but quite delicious. We'll stop again.

Thank W.H. D
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

An interesting ice cream parlour with many many flavours. Caramel was truly delicious. Lemon was scrumptious. A very pleasant visit.

Thank Crossruff
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-343-9922
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