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Cremeria Santo Stefano

#1 of 113 Dessert in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Santo Stefano 70/c, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 227045
11:00 - 23:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Living in Bologna, I've searched out the best gelato and I am in agreement with the consensus: Cremeria Santo Stefano is the best! They have beautifully fresh flavours and amazing staples! Cool ice-cream sandwiches too. My top three are the: caffe bianco (coffee), chai (amazing!), and pistachio (2 options, go for the non-Bronte). Slightly more expensive than some competitors but... More 

Thank 50Local
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after reading good reviews. The ice cream is delicious! It has nothing to do with the usual ice cream you eat...no, this is something else! Highly recommend this place!

Thank Julia N
West Midlands
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best gelato's I've ever had!! Super friendly staff, good prices and delicious gelato! Limited choices however what is on offer is superb!! Highly recommended! I had the Pistachio and Custard / cherry gelato.

Thank SarahSchad
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best gelato I've ever had - in Italy or anywhere else. Delicious. Went there every day of my Bologna trip. Try focaccia con gelato for a real 'ice cream sandwich'! Most definitely worth the little extra walk to get there.

Thank idlebunny
Bologna, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the best ice-cream in Bologna. Really friendly and nice owners driving the shop every day. Not really in the traditional "touristic" planned tours, it deserve a little detour.

Thank ubichqrles
Tirana, Albania
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I have had genuine, quality gelato a number of times, in Italy and other places. This was hands-down the best, tastiest, smoothest gelato I or my wife have ever had. Period. Worth the trip from the city center.

Thank dxmyekat
marshall islands
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My family's enjoyed great gelato in many parts of Italy and beyond. This may well be the best. Definitely the best zabaione (think something like eggnog with a bit more spice) I've ever had, hands down, including Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, or anywhere else. As others have said, two types of pistachio - one salty and one sweet - and... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Asked for the charming young lady's recommendation. She gave me a cup coated in a sort of chocolate hazelnut like syrup, then flavour 1 was pine nut and flavour 2 was mascarpone. Freaking out of this world. Better than any I have had in Firenze and I had a mild emotional experience. I'll be there at least 10 times in... More 

1 Thank Seth A
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Until now the only place i found where they have delicious speculoos icecream! Great service and really cute interior!

Thank Louise-Marie B
Middlesex, UK
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131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Best ice-cream ever! I came here as part of the Taste Bologna tour and we tasted x4 flavours, I chose: 1) Stracciatella 2) Red Grape 3) Lemonata di Sorrento 4) Strawberry All were delicious and not like any run-of-the-mill ice-cream really packed with flavour, set a short walk towards the other end of the town, head towards where the 7... More 

Thank Claire B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Stefano 70/c, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 227045
Laboratorio creativo di gelato e cioccolato

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?