We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

L'Essenza del Gelato

#21 of 234 Dessert in Turin
#207 of 3,158 Places to Eat in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Principe Amedeo, 21/f, Turin, Italy
+39 011 076 7531
12:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 9: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Went there because it was rated top position in trip advisor. Was there around 5pm and it was totally empty. They ran off of several flavours (the most popular ones) and only the classical ones were left. There are 3/4 chairs where to sit inside...good to take ice cream and walk away but not sitting down...

Thank Moonyluna2015
Washington DC
Level Contributor
202 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

I went to this gelateria and tried three of their gelati: zabaione, pistachio, and straciatella. All of the gelato was creamy and delicious. The price was on par with a majority of Torino's gelato prices. Their zabaione is the best I have ever had. I would recommend this place.

Thank J J A
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Oh my so tasty and fresh and fruity I could have eaten ice cream there all night!! I tried many ice-cream places when in Turin, but somehow this one was simply the best. Don't ask me why. I do not know anything about ice cream. I just eat it. And this one tasted the best!

Thank Jungle_Jack
Faulconbridge, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Always very friendly and helpful, Run I think by a lovely young couple, airconditioned, so it was a lovely haven from the summer heat. I miss my evening limone and melone gelato.

Thank Todd400
Liverpool, England
Level Contributor
56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Apart from some of the best ice-cream we've ever eaten (the lampone - raspberry - had the most amazing concentration of fruit flavour) the place is spotlessly clean and the service friendly (and remarkably patient with my attempts at Italian). There are a couple of tables inside, and the cool atmosphere was much appreciated on a scorching day in Turin.... More 

Thank Nick C
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Large Selection and Unique flavours. Very Good Service. During a long walk in hot and humid weather it was nice to sit down with some air conditioning. Close to the cities centre.

Thank ToddB182
Level Contributor
125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

A great range of flavours, and generous scoop sizes. They had flavours ranging from mango, cherry, to coffee based ones. The gelato was smooth and the flavours were not overpowering. The prices were also very reasonable. It is walking distance from the main square in Turin, and the neighbourhood is reasonably quiet to walk around. I will definitely be visiting... More 

Thank Daniel S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

These flavors are so intense and fresh that it will be hard to beat anywhere in the world! Wonderful neighborhood to take a wander in and enjoy your gelato on a hot day....

Thank Jim F
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

The really italian ice cream! Delicious handmade ice cream in central city! They are not the most famous in the city, but should be.

Thank Vanefioravanti

Travellers who viewed L'Essenza del Gelato also viewed

Turin, Province of Turin
Turin, Province of Turin
Turin, Province of Turin
Turin, Province of Turin
Turin, Province of Turin

Been to L'Essenza del Gelato? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Principe Amedeo, 21/f, Turin, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Turin  >  Turin
  • Phone Number: +39 011 076 7531

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of L'Essenza del Gelato and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from L'Essenza del Gelato staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?