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IL Dolce Freddo

116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9639 3344
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (64 reviews)
“ice cream” (46 reviews)
“pandan” (11 reviews)
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116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ventured to Il Dolce Freddo after dinner for a treat for the kids. Ice cream cones Belgian chocolate and rum and raisin were the go. The Belgian chocolate was a great hit not to rich and was amazed you could try so we were impressed....More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is wonderful for dessert after a meal in Lygon Street the ice cream/gelato are wonderful here and staff are terrific the atmosphere always is nice and the place is always full even in summer what a terrific shop in Lygon street.

Thank R8118MZmaryp
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We absolute love Il Dolce Fredo! Their gelati is the best we've had and trust me, we've tried many different establishments including Pidapipo and Gelato Messina in Fitzroy. The gelati at Il Dolce Feddo are always fresh and the flavours true. We've had nearly every...More

6  Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I love this place!!!! I have been all over Europe, including Italy, and nothing comes close to Il Dolce Freddo ice-cream. They always have something new for me to try when i visit after a dinner in Lygon Street. The staff are always helpful when...More

Thank Cassie N
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I've tried almost all the ice cream/gelato shops in the area (yes I'm an ice cream addict) and this is my favourite. Consistently delicious. Have tasted most of the flavours - so yummy. The staff were super friendly and patient even though they were packed....More

1  Thank JOHNandSAMMI
ildolcefreddoaus, Owner at IL Dolce Freddo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks very much for your great feedback. Super thrilled you love our gelato and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Oh my you need to try this place, I wanted something sweet and this place ticked all the boxes. I would go again and again. They are a CASH only place but so worth it. Great range of flavours to choose from. Delicious

Thank Jennifera710
ildolcefreddoaus, Owner at IL Dolce Freddo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback. Hope to see you instore soon!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is always my go-to-place for dessert after dinner in Carlton and beyond! My absolute favourite is the Ferrero Roche and Coconut cream combo... The presentation of the ice-creams and Gelato/Gelati is humorous! An absolute must for any visit to Lygon St :)

Thank JB0642015
ildolcefreddoaus, Owner at IL Dolce Freddo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback. Glad you love the Roche and Coconut combo. We've got a new purple yam and coconut flavour, you should try it on your next visit here.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Il Dolce Freddo has great gelato. To translate 'il dolce freddo' into English would approximate to "sweet and cold." Apart from the more common flavours, Il Dolce Freddo has lychee, mango and durian. Durian is much loved in Southeast Asia, but may be a strange...More

Thank Jeffry B
ildolcefreddoaus, Owner at IL Dolce Freddo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks very much for your kind words. We are always meddling with new flavours from both Asia and the Western world. Next time you're in make sure to try the latest flavour project. We appreciate your feedback

Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is amongst the best ice creams I've had. The durian flavour is very authentic. The hazelnut and strawberry were also great. A must place to stop by for dessert while in Lygon St.

Thank jchong
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Picked out some delicious vanilla crunch and mango icecream as my dessert here after a great Italian meal. The icecream was delicious, I enjoyed both flavours. It was quite busy so I didn't sample anything - just got my icecream and enjoyed it along with...More

Thank mudskippa
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 3344
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