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Cremeria Santo Stefano

#1 of 106 Dessert in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Santo Stefano 70/c, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 227045
11:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 23:30
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Until now the only place i found where they have delicious speculoos icecream! Great service and really cute interior!

Thank Louise-Marie B
Middlesex, UK
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130 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best ice-cream ever! I came here as part of the Taste Bologna tour and we tasted x4 flavours, I chose: 1) Stracciatella 2) Red Grape 3) Lemonata di Sorrento 4) Strawberry All were delicious and not like any run-of-the-mill ice-cream really packed with flavour, set a short walk towards the other end of the town, head towards where the 7... More 

Thank Claire B
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The best pistachio ice cream I have ever had! Home made, perfect. Comes in two different flavours - sweet or salty. The salty version came as complete surprise. Never tried salty ice cream before. Even at 11pm customers come in for take away.

Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I knew Bologna is famous for the good food and especially for the ice-cream, so I tried gelato at many of the cremerias in town. All are outstanding. Créme de la Créme pops up in my mind as exceptional, but the highest price goes to Cremeria Santo Stefano. This old-looking parlor, ideally located, makes the most sophisticated gelatos I have... More 

Thank Juan H
Legnano, Italy
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183 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is not only the best gelato in Bologna but maybe the best in Italy. I had four different types. One was a strawberry sorbet and you could really taste the fresh strawberries. Another was the hazelnut which was really good. The third was the chestnut which was like getting and eating fresh chestnuts roasted by a street vendor. The... More 

Thank Harry F
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This ice cream is amazing! So creamy and rich and the flavours are wonderful. Worth a trip to Bologna just for this!

Thank JayneLondon
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to Italy 4 times in the last 10 years. Ice been living in Italy for the year of 2016, came to Bologna in June and was introduced to this gelateria , my favourite flavor is Pistachio...I thought I had the best in Florence 2 years ago.... I was wrong.... this place makes two different pistachio gelato...one is the... More 

Thank Natalie J
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

If having an ice cream is a must-do on a trip to Italy, trust me when I say that it is worth the few minutes walk from the centre of Bologna up Via Santo Stefano to have an ice cream at Cremeria Santo Stefano. The ice cream they make and serve is simply sublime - flavours intense and subtle at... More 

Thank Anita T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Truly amazing!!!Very authentic place. Great service.my choice was mascarpone and pine nuts and creme lemon , great combination.

Thank bravomum
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

By far and away the best gelato I had on my Italian trip (and that I could recall in recent memory). There was a good selection of different flavours and, unlike other gelaterias, the flavours were all a bit different. For example, salted pistachio. The flavours were all incredibly intense and absolutely delicious. In fact, they were so good I... More 

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Stefano 70/c, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 227045
Laboratorio creativo di gelato e cioccolato

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