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Gelateria De' Coltelli

#9 of 41 Dessert in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
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Via San Paolino 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 050667
11:00 - 21:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I'm kinda picky when it comes to gelato, yet this place was an amazing surprise. I stumbled on it almost by mistake while strolling through the city during Lucca Comics and their gelato struck me as one of the best I've ever tasted. Apart from the all-natural gourmet flavours, the touch of adding free whipped cream on request really stands... More 

Thank Diego D
Ashland, Oregon
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195 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were in Italy for four weeks and had gelato and/or sorbetto almost every day, but none was better than what we had at De' Coltelli. My wife does not eat milk products, and she was absolutely delighted with the non-dairy options. In fact, she gave me a taste of the non-dairy pistachio flavor and I found it to be... More 

Thank ilubliner
DeColtelli, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gelateria De' Coltelli, responded to this review

Hi ilubliner, thank you for this incredible review, complete, detailed and super positive! We are really happy that you enjoyed the sorbet and you and your wife have been lucky to taste the pistachio one (which is really rare because the production cost is incredible high!). A big hug to you two and to Rick Steves that have mentioned us!... More 

Paris, France
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231 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Rich selection of delicious ice cream served with a smile ! Not too sweat, creamy, the perfect balance The best We had so far after 8 months in Italy ;-)

Thank JMG780
DeColtelli, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gelateria De' Coltelli, responded to this review

Hi JMG780, we are so glad to hear that. See you in your next trip to Italy! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Their gelato portions are minuscule, even worse the staff are totally unfriendly and will ignore tourists, politely waiting their turn, in favour of locals. I went twice, as they were very nice last year. There won't be a third time in 2016.

Thank Alex M
DeColtelli, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gelateria De' Coltelli, responded to this review

Hello Alex M, we apologize for the inconvenience, we absolutely don't ignore tourists in favour of locals, more likely we go on with the customers that seem to be ready to order the gelato. For the portions: our small gelato is at least 110 grams which the maximun of the standard portion for a gelato (an industrial gelato is usually... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We cannot speak highly enough of this gelateria. With thoughtfully sourced ingredients, using things in season, yet still charging the same price (e2.30 for small cone) as those commercial places pumping out the same old flavours in Viareggio. De' Coltelli flavours included lime and mint, fig, ginger, pineapple and organic almond. Top marks!

Thank Bond007123
Modena, Italy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The place is nice, clean and comfortable. The gelato is very good, handmade and with some particular flavours. I was with my girlfriend and we took flavours with almond, pistachio, and cream with whipped cream (that was delicious). I think that the quality of the biscuit of gelato can be better because they were not crispy. In my opinion the... More 

Thank MarcelloFiorentini87
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

One of best gelato that I ever had. I had the chocolate and pistachio and also tried other flavors. The gelato here tastes so good, perfect combo of the flavors and too sweet which is a plus.

Thank Irina B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I am a gelato lover and always try some everywhere I go. I had the chocolate and pistachio here. The pistachio had real bits of pistachios in it which was amazing!!! I actually went back and thanked the staff it was so good!!!

Thank 2013strong
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We had gnocchi, penne, veal, chicken, potatoes and salat. The meat was a little bit dry but overall the meal was good. The price and the service was good as well.

Thank Helena D
Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Try the chocolate--it is sublime. It was quite possibly the best gelato that I ever had. Although I didn't try any of the fruit flavors, those in my party found those gelato flavors to be incredibly delicious and fresh.

Thank Steven P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Paolino 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 050667

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