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Galateria Il Masgalano

#6 of 22 Dessert in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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Via della Sapienza 47, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 347 143 9919
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This gelateria is across the street from San Domenico Church on via Sapienza. It has the best gelato and sorbet that I tasted in during my three weeks in Italy. The owner makes everything that is sold there including a packaged gelato tiramisu. My favorites were strawberry sorbet and chocolate gelato with cookie pieces. It is a great place to... More 

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Oslo
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been before and made sure to visit when we returned to Siena. The gelateria has a nice variety of very good ice creams. As before some of us went back for a second serving, not wanting to miss out on some of the flavors. We were served with big smiles and enjoyed our ice creams. There are some... More 

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Chislehurst, Kent
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The centre of Siena is pretty full of identikit galaterias. This one is just outside the centre, on Piazza Marie Theresa, and ideally placed if returning to parking at the Stadio. Proper space to sit inside, incredibly friendly and wide variety of flavours- including soya options and granita. I particularly recommend the lemon, mint & basil and ginger & honey.

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Thank KentishMole
Jurmala, Latvia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Could say that this gelateria shared the first place with one of my favorite gelaterias this year. For the prize we got more ice-cream than we thought we would and it was abolutely delicious! I regret that I didn't have a chance to try other tastes. It was quiet and not full there, so after a hot day, it was... More 

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Kessel-Lo, Belgium
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Loved the Nutella flavor and the dark chocolate flavor. Around the corner you have a beautiful view of Siena, so it is nice to eat your ice-cream there.

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Stuttgart
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40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

One of the best ice-cream places in Siena. We were impressed by the ginger ice. The best place to rest after the trip through Siena, enjoy excelent ice and make plans.

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Thank DanV70
698dina, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Galateria Il Masgalano, responded to this review
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Grazie per averci scelto.Come per tutti i nostri gusti usiamo prodotti freschi e così anche per lo zenzero.Usiamo radice di... More 

Tasmania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Ooooh boy...the hand-made old style 'yoghurt' gelato with a choice of fresh cones will send you to your knees. So so good! Creamy smooth and the flavour in pureness. Very friendly staff with a welcome smile. Will be back for more!

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Opening time is 10 am to 7pm. They have a series of photos on display that show the whole process of hand-made gelato. They have soya gelatos.

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Thank tensaisimon
698dina, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Galateria Il Masgalano, responded to this review
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Grazie mille per la preferenza accordata.Il nostro impegno è di produrre sempre un gelato buono e di qualità . More 

Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent choice, and milk-free soya ice cream, very tasty!!! Worth a detour. Also shows ice making process. Very good

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Whitby, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

20 days, 8 cities, over 40 cups of gelato between my wife and I. This is the best gelato we had on our entire trip, hands down. Home made, and so good. We also stopped in for fruit cup snack a couple of days in the afternoon. Unlike every other place we went to (which had pre cut and prepackaged... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Sapienza 47, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 347 143 9919

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