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Gelissimo Gelateria

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11 Cable Street | Taranaki Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9313
10:00 - 17:30
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Portland, Maine
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gelissimo was a terrific spot for ice cream (gelato, to be precise!). It's conveniently located next to downtown attractions, and the gelato was fantastic!

Thank Lisa L
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Only the freshest ingredients make this inventive gelateria a must taste. Try the dark chocolate or the fruit flavours as the fresh fruit comes alive.

Thank Franco C
GJOE88, Owner at Gelissimo Gelateria, responded to this review

Thank you Franco! Hope you see you again soon. More 

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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great gelato made by Graham Joe, a man of great passion for food and creating gelato and sorbets. Much like I imagine Willy Wonka, Graham Joe passionately describes what goes into his creations. Fruity sorbets and creamy gelato is what you find here. A very clean store with delightful and knowledgeable employees behind the counter. Be bold and try flavors... More 

Thank Peter P
GJOE88, Owner at Gelissimo Gelateria, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us Peter, and your kind words. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Graham. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This small gelateria on the waterfront is a great place to visit after dinner on a warm evening or to escape the Wellington winds. The range of flavours has no artificial ingredients apart from the colouring of the mint and would delight even the most demanding palate. The cucumber and mint sorbet was a winner as were the peanut butter... More 

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GJOE88, Owner at Gelissimo Gelateria, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you kind review. Best regards, Graham. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went here the other day and my husband and I both got the hokey pokey gelato. I didn't get any hokey pokey pieces and my husband got one. In the past we have found their ice cream to be really good, but the other day was a real disappointment

Thank Emma O
GJOE88, Owner at Gelissimo Gelateria, responded to this review

Hi Emma. Our Old Fashioned Hokey Pokey is is made with real smashed up hokey pokey (from the Kapiti Candy Co.) which does dissolve into the gelato after it's made. This is how it was originally made 70 years ago. About 30-40 years ago, manufacturers started using hard coated toffee sugar balls instead and whilst this maintained a hard toffee... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Always a great range of tasty gelato/ice-cream often including special flavours. Visited during Wellington on a Platter and tried the selection platters - standard options included the chocolate platter, more unusual options was the Roast Chicken & veggies meal including carrot and beetroot! Amazing how the flavours were squeezed in. The glow-in-the-dark varieties during the Light/Lux Festival were also amazing... More 

Thank Gavin P
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A quick afternoon treat was 3 scoops of this amazing ice cream, they had so many flavours to choose from, some traditional, others not so much! Good value for money.

Thank PrincessYork
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We stopped here in the evening after dinner to get some gelato. They do allow you some samples if you can't decide (or just want a little extra). The servings were adequate as well.

Thank Scott8147
Dresden, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Very delicious ice cream. The sorbets are excellent. They offer the classical flavors but also a lot of unique creations. Totally loved YumYum, pistachio and cucumber-mint-lime.

Thank AnLei15
Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Gelissimo was part of our Zest Food Tour which allowed us to come in and sample everything to our hearts content and then do a take away of our best choice. This is some yummy Gelato and we were told that the local restaurants call upon them to create unusual flavors to add to their entrees, not necessarily sweet could... More 

Thank Byron R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Cable Street | Taranaki Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 9313
Welcome to Gelissimo Gelato. Here at Gelissimo we believe that through combining our country's stunning produce and organic milk with traditional gelato know-how and kiwi-creativity will enable us to: "Create and hand-make the best gelato in New Zealand" Our philosophy is simple. We will personally handcraft for you gelato of the best quality using a carefully selected range of local and international ingredients. Our aim is to produce gelato that will excite and delight your tastebuds. Everything at Gelissimo is handcrafted in small batches. This means you receive everything as fresh as possible and the best quality is always achieved and maintained. We produce a complete list of traditional flavours, made to a superior standard, plus an ever-changing range of innovative new flavours, many designed collaboratively with our customers. We don't aspire to be the biggest, just the best.

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