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Coolato Gelato

) #2 of 41 Dessert in Knoxville #33 of 984 Places to Eat in Knoxville €€ - €€€
524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
+1 865-971-5449
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (131 reviews)
“panini” (17 reviews)
“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
€€ - €€€
524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tiny little gelato shop also serves baked goods and sandwiches. While the prices on the sandwiches are a bit high for my taste, the gelato is worth it. If you're not sure which flavor to go with, they will give you samples to try...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the place after walking around a while, and it was so worth it! Everyone was thrilled with their flavors. And they have a great variety. They also have a sorbet type offering, and some other frozen treats. Their AC was not working the...More

Thank KarenTweetypie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good choices for sandwiches and many gelato and sorbetto flavors, and the quiche of the day was fantastic. My daughter had blackberry peach; I had caramel pistachio. Yummy!

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merely a 5 minute walk from all the action on Market Square, this place has a great location. The ambience inside is very welcoming and the staff was happy and eager to help. While the name evokes 'dessert', and lot more is sold here including...More

1  Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long drive from Atlanta, we wanted to wander around downtown Knoxville. We came upon Coolato Gelato. It was near closing time but the staff was very friendly and accommodating. We sampled several tasty varieties before deciding on our final choices. One member of...More

Thank thegoldengirl18
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I work a few blocks from Coolato and eat there regularly. The food is delicious. A warning: you will immediately be faced with a glass case full of beautiful delicious baked goods like big freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and cannolis. Take four more steps...More

Thank ekellis
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely, hands-down the best gelato ever. Great selection, friendly service, good time. Sidewalk tank we s in invite you to linger while your taste buds savor the memory of what they just experienced.

Thank redhead180
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I can only have sorbet as we cannot have milk. They have at least five different flavors (fruit and the dark chocolate) and they are AMAZING! The watermelon sorbet is my favorite. They also have other little desserts, soup, drinks, and some...More

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

While I've never had a meal here, I've been enjoying their gelato since they opened, several years ago. Next to gelato in Lucca, Italy, this is the best I've ever had!

Thank Cooley59
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I know this is an gelato place but I had the brownies. I did have a scoop of gelato on top. It was very good. I also tried the hot chocolate. Hint don't order the large unless you are sharing. It is very large. Very...More

Thank ladybell333
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1540
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-971-5449
  • E-mail
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