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Coolato Gelato

524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
+1 865-971-5449
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (144 reviews)
“panini” (23 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
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524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Italian gelato, quiche, coffee, what's not to like? This is a small high quality place in the heart of downtown. It serves up delicious desserts, light meals, and is friendly, convenient, and oh so tasty.

Thank buonviaggio007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Italy twice. Other parts of Europe. My wife has done research to find some BAD Gelato. She checked everywhere we stopped for 5 mins or longer in Italy. Unfortunately, she NEVER found any bad gelato. (;-) Well when Coolato opened years...More

Thank Drbill L
CoolatoGelato, Owner at Coolato Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, Dr. Bill!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have only had gelato here but they do have deserts that look delicious. Changing flavors daily the selection is great and by my standards...pistachio is terrific. Stop by if you are in town. Excellent after a movie at Regal Theaters....it's right next store.

Thank Mamakeegs50
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This place is so good. The gelato is fabulous. So many flavors so little time. Nice little outside spot to enjoy your test also! We'll be back.

Thank Jeanne H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This was my first time stopping here and the staff were very nice, the gelato looked real creamy and fresh so I decided to get a rockslide brownie warmed up with vanilla gelato on top. The brownie was really good but I was disappointed in...More

Thank Breyauna H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The gelato is so good!! My daughter got mint chocolate and birthday cake gelato and they were both fresh and delicious. The pack a lot in a small container so it's plenty to share.

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We've been to Coolato Gelato several times and are never disappointed. Even though they have a lot of options, I always go for a small or medium strawberry gelato. It's just the right size for a small break from an afternoon stroll or shopping or...More

Thank rambler7
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Say, what?!! This stuff is amazing!! The orange one taste like the old push-ups I ate as a little girl... only WAY BETTER!! Can hardly wait to go back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Coolato was a nice oais of gelato excellence on a beautiful evening in downtown Knoxville. Excellent selection and flavor.

Thank Thither47
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My friend goes to UT so she had been here before and it was perfect for the hot day! It was delicious and we will definitely come back my next visit! I totally suggest it!!!!

Thank Emily M
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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