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£2 - £25
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Italian, Cafe
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

This was one of the best Gelatos I have ever tasted. I had the strawberry in a waffle cone. I highly recommend visiting this place. Very nice owner and great service. I live in Massachusetts but the next time I am back in Brighton I...will be right back there. Thank you for opening your wonderful place! Lisa DeMeo MacleanMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

Delicious desserts, quick service, atmosphere looked good too, although we didn’t stop. So nice we ended up going back the following night!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022 via mobile

This was a pre-paid gift which was sold as an Italian afternoon tea with bottomless sparkling wine for 90 minutes. The bubbly definitely was not free flowing, The selection of sweet treats was acceptable however the ‘bottomless’ Prosecco definitely was not. We were offered a...glass on arrival and a second was offered when our glass was empty. We received a 3rd glass about halfway into our 90 minutes experience. Nothing else offered, no eye contact, the server was more interested in her delivery of supplies, chatting in a back room and serving the occasional customer some ice cream. I have attended numerous‘bottomless’ Prosecco experiences and this definitely was not bottomless. My suggestion is you do not sell this as ‘bottomless’ if you do not intend to top up the glasses within the timeframe. Absolutely not what I expected. We left here very deflated.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

We came here for some ice-cream, there was a fairly limited choice and no sign of their award winning pistachio. A mixture of ice-cream and sorbets, and happy to give small samples to help you decide, we chose mango sorbet, citrus cream and masala and...raisin. The mango sorbet was the best, really intensely flavoured, the citrus cream was disappointing as it had a slightly artificial taste to it, the masala and raisin had a nice flavour, like rum and raisin, but no discernible raisins in it and to make my tub up there was a lot of scraping the remains up from the main pot, which put me off a bit, I would have preferred if she had opened a fresh pot. The had no plain cones so we had small tubs instead at £2.70 each, I wouldn’t go out of my way to come here again, but if passing I would pop in to try their pistachio ice-cream if it was available.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022 via mobile

Best Ice Cream in Brighton. It's real Italian like Italy. The Pistachio was amazing! Felt like I was Italy with the Italian music video on

Date of visit: July 2022
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La Mucca Nera, Owner at La Mucca Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2022

Hello, we're so glad that you enjoyed our gelato. We make it with fresh ingredients daily to artisanal Italian methods so it's the real deal! Our pistachio gelato is made with pistachio's from Bronte.

Reviewed 5 June 2022 via mobile

Professional! Great attention to detail, fresh ingredients, professional and friendly staff. A gem in Brighton!! Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2022
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La Mucca Nera, Owner at La Mucca Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2022

Hi, thank you for your review, we really appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 22 May 2022 via mobile

The most delicious creamy ice cream in waffle cones with sprinkles (on the cone). If you’re thinking of trying this place. Do it. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2022
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La Mucca Nera, Owner at La Mucca Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2022

Hello, thanks for your lovely review. We make our gelato freshly each day to traditional Italian methods. We're so glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 20 April 2022

We have been trying out the App ‘Too Good to Go’, designed to reduce food waste by notifying local people of shops or cafes who want to sell food that would otherwise be wasted at a reduced price. Tempted by the offer of Italian bread,...cakes and pastries, we bought two ‘Magic Bags’ for £5 from La Mucca Nera and arrived to pick them up at closing time. On the app it stated that the two bags would have contents worth £15. They offered me a small paper bag containing one croissant and a cheapo 20g bag of out-of-date Happy Shopper salt & vinegar crisps! I pointed out that I had paid £5 for two bags so the guy took away the croissant and instead gave me four small pieces of Rocky Road, saying ‘there you are, that would cost you £5’. I left, disappointed but hoping my children would enjoy the cakes. They bit into them eagerly then spat them out! They were really, really stale - absolutely horrible. They must have been days old. I have added photos of the offering, I realise we were hoping to get a bargain, but we were expecting fresh cakes that just couldn’t be used the next day. That’s the point of the App. The out of date Happy Shopper crisps added insult!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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La Mucca Nera, Owner at La Mucca Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2022

Good Morning, We offer our Too Good To Go bags Monday - Friday with anything that we would not sell the next day and would usually be thrown out. We have never before had a complaint about the bags and clearly give out a lot....More

Reviewed 1 March 2022

My parents had a table booked for months and they were looking forward to going. They travelled from the middle of Kent just to go here only for them to arrive and see a sign on the door that says "closed for staff training"! No...one had informed them that it was closed and the cafe staff knew they had bookings so it is an absolute outrage that they did this. Massively disappointing and a huge inconvenience as a lot of money was spent to travel to Brighton. Train fares, car parking fares and a hotel were all paid for just for this trip.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

Came with a friend for a coffee , I had a Mocha and a Tiramisu, both delicious, great service and very good value.

Date of visit: February 2022
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La Mucca Nera, Owner at La Mucca Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2022

Hello, thanks for your review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 20 November 2021

The most amazing cafe to sit down and watch the day go by, whilst sipping from soothing cappuccinos all the way down to the finest flat white! The gelato is by far the best I have ever tasted and the Sicilian pistachio cannoli is absolutely...to die for! Best I’ve ever had :) My favourite place in town and the best service from everyone at the front ! 💫💫 Will always come back to indulge in delicious desserts ♥️More

Date of visit: November 2021
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La Mucca Nera, Owner at La Mucca Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2022

Hi, thanks for your review. We're so glad that you enjoy all of our freshly made gelato and desserts. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2021

Really great little gelateria. Like a small piece of Italy in Kemptown. Not romantic Italy of Botticelli's Venus, or the Amalfi Coast. But everyday Italy - coffee, gelato, chat, sensible prices. The Italy where a little bar like this is the cornerstone of every ordinary...neighbourhood.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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La Mucca Nera, Owner at La Mucca Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2022

Hi, thanks so much for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 5 September 2021 via mobile

The VERY BEST ice cream in Brighton!! It never disappoints!! Fantastic staff!! I can not recommend it enough!!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

I’m a regular client at La Mucca Nera and have always been looked after by the lovely people that work there. I like to go for a coffee during the day and usually I’m greeted by Vitoria, who is very friendly and smiley. The ice...cream is superb and it’s authentic homemade Italian gelato. During most days and specially in the evenings, the lovely manager Selena is around, always very approachable and attentive. La Mucca Nera is a great place to hang out if you fancy a beer or one of their many cocktails and spirits! I feel that I connect straight with the Italian culture at La Mucca Nera, as there is always Italian music playing at the radio and a friendly Italian community about. The owner Fabrizio is often around making sure every customer is welcome. If I had to describe my experience in a nutshell I’d say: Fantástico! Viva la famiglia La Mucca Nera :)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021

Excellent place, all staff well educated, perfect place, I recommend it to everyone, there is also the best ice cream

Date of visit: August 2021
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Penak, Owner at La Mucca Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2021

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad that you like it. Our staff are the best!

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