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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“gelato” (95 reviews)
“sorbet” (25 reviews)
“ice cream” (49 reviews)
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188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised by all the hype about this place. I think that the gelato wasn't that great. I ordered the affogato, and their coffee was horrible. Bitter, burnt, over-roasted, that when poured over the gelato, it just ruined the whole thing. Tried a couple...More

Thank SpicySoulKalei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of their products are made on premises and the flavors I had were delightful. Also some stranger flavors- rhubarb, wasabi- that people really seemed to enjoy. Open late.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the gelato at Il Laboratorio del Gelato! They have a huge selection of flavors - many quite unique that you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere. I loved the malt and the marshmallow flavors. So creamy and delicious. The ordering process was a...More

Thank liadhR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many choices - some traditional flavors and other more wild varieties (broccoli, anyone?). The shop is big and open so you can see where they make it all. It truly looks more like a lab than a gelato shop, but that's what makes it...More

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will eat your big sandwich on Katz then move over to this place to eat ice cream. It is a nice clean place with great ice cream.

Thank wensby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soooo many unique flavors to choose from. A little disorganized but worth waiting to try the delicious gelato. I recommend the fresh mint paired with some other flavor. Brown sugar, fig, and so many other flavors you don't see elsewhere. You can special order flavors...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Not many places you can buy broccoli ice cream. There are lots of unusual flavours most people while we were there ordered salted caramel. It was outstanding.

Thank Irisheyes2011
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Every flavor here is delicious. My husband loves the rum raisin, Turkish fig and various chocolate flavors but for me the cucumber gelato is a revelation. Go.

Thank ywnyny
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A must-try if you're in the area. Approx 50 flavours available which rotate daily. Service is quick and friendly, they take most major cards, and prices are reasonable. High-quality and delicious treat!

Thank Canadiantraveler117
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This "gelateria" is excellent and with spacious room to hang out, if it is too cold or too hot outside. I can compare it to my recollection of the two best Ice Cream Parlors from the time I used to live in Rome. It has...More

Thank mariemma b
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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How much is the icecream?
13 October 2015|
Response from Eduardo77777777 | Reviewed this property |
Desculpa, não lembro. Mas não é caro.
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Restaurant Details

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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 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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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