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il laboratorio del gelato

188 Ludlow St., New York, NY, 10002
at Houston St.
212-343-9922

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 7
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

86% would go back.

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Best Gelato in NY

By Luus on 8/29/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is the best gelato in NYC. Try the fig and olive oil flavors. Amazing!

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240 out of 475 people found this review helpful.

Addicted

By CityPixie on 7/20/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Okay, I'll admit it. I have a micro-crush on the owner who is there scooping on a regular basis. Anyone this passionate about gelato deserves a cult following. My husband and I (yes, he's aware of my crush, but he loves the gelato, so he indulges me) make a weekly pilgrimage to il laboratorio del gelato from the west side to get our fix. The flavors change all the time, so it is hard to develop a favorite, as you might not see that special flavor again for a year or two! They are very generous with the samples here, so if you are keen to taste basil gelato but don't want to commit to a full scoop of it, they will give you a taste. Don't be greedy though! There's usually a line of us waiting out the door! During a recent visit to Whole Foods on Houston & Bowery, I was thrilled to find a il laboratorio del gelato station since WF is open much later than the shop on Orchard.

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311 out of 593 people found this review helpful.

Best gelato

By temper on 11/2/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

intense flavors and the vanilla is out of this world.You must try the assorted sorbets.Jon was there and very friendly....

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406 out of 781 people found this review helpful.

wow - worth the price.

By milic13 on 4/25/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

this is amazing gelato. the taste justifies the price. i'll be ordering some pints to be delivered for sure.

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387 out of 744 people found this review helpful.

Try for yourself; this gelato is heavenly

By Blythe on 7/30/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The density, level of sweetness, and classic flavors (ie dark chocolate, toasted almond, vanilla, mint chip, and coffee) of this gelato are competitive for both NYC and Italy. It is pricey and the owner unfriendly, but this gelato is worldclass. Worth the trek.

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377 out of 757 people found this review helpful.

what is new about this?

By littlebirde on 7/17/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

There is not much original here. Seems like, with the exception of being based in NYC, there is not much difference from other company he started? There are other local gelato companies that are much better. Media will be sick of it soon...

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319 out of 722 people found this review helpful.

Legit Gelato, Legit Italian Chops

By colpo on 4/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is not Sedutto Redux. This place has a terrific imagination and execution when it comes to a host of ice cream flavors. Flavors ring true, and the gelatos' texture is spot on. When I went, there was not one flavor I wasn't inclined to try and to enjoy. A great little addition to "Only in NYC".

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