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Gelato Village

2 St. Martins Square, Leicester LE1 5DF, England
+44 116 319 2252
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (309 reviews)
“ice cream” (222 reviews)
“sorbet” (35 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
Italian, Cafe, Street Food, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 St. Martins Square, Leicester LE1 5DF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent ice-cream, delicious deserts, friendly staff, modern surroundings, nice location and great ambience.

1  Thank Theodoti
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here recently with my wife and daughter, after strong recommendations. We were blown away by the ice cream, the best I have tried for some time. The range of flavours was extremely wide, including some unusual ones, and between us we tried about eight,...More

1  Thank David P
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review David. We formed a partnership with Italy's Caffe Vergnano at the beginning of the year because of the excellent quality of their coffee. We are the only place in the Midlands that they work with currently. As...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back again ,this time to treat my mum 85 to the best gelato ever. I had a scoop of mango and the watermelon sorbetto which was divine. Mum took her first taste of the lemon and basil and her whole face lit up with delight....More

Thank Jane H
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jane, nice to hear that you have enjoyed a number of visits and that we helped to make your mum's visit a little extra special!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the gelato village to treat my grandson (who is 2 1/2) to an ice cream, a particular favourite of his. I asked for the bambino size, cost £1.50, I thought this would be enough for him. Imagine my surprise when I was...More

Thank OER55leics
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with the bambino cone. We actually introduced this size cone only a couple of months ago in response to customer requests for a portion size suitable for our youngest visitors because the 'mini' cone is considered by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so so many "dessert" parlours around these days that do the same list of waffles and milkshakes, with very little to choose between them. This place however is in a totally different league, this is champions league where they are in the championship!...More

1  Thank Hint_of_Pepper
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, it's always a real pleasure to read such a superlative review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Crema Federico gelato. We use seasonal ingredients and are always busy developing new recipes so there will be plenty of new, exciting gelato and sorbetto...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What welcome experience on a really hot day - delicious ice cream and excellent coffee. The staff were very helpful and patient (as I couldn’t decide on which of the the tempting flavours to choose from). Thank youMore

Thank MaxP53
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review - we're really pleased you enjoyed the gelato. No matter how long the queue or how hot the day, we'll always let you try as many gelati as you like for free to help make up your mind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem in Leicester. Offering fantastic gelato in a number of flavours. Initially I felt resistant towards paying over £4 for ice cream but the freshness, taste and authenticity makes it so worth it! I had hazelnut (seriously the best ice cream I...More

Thank aimeec1
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Aimee, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our freshly made, seasonal gelato. Instead of a loyalty scheme we offer a monthly competition. Just post a selfie of you enjoying your visit with the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an evening meal at a nearby restaurant and decided to skip desert so we could eat here instead. Nicest ice cream that I can ever remember having, and great sized portions for the price too. Can’t remember the name of the one I...More

Thank LilP26
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, we think that we are a credible dessert option whatever cuisine you've enjoyed for your main in Leicester! It sounds like you enjoyed our Bonet gelato - inspired by a traditional Italian pudding from our home region of Piedmont.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always make sure I make a visit here at least a couple pf times a year! Had stracciatella- it's to die for, Genrous portions, so many different favours to choose from . I crave it everytime I'm in the area!

1  Thank Leanna524
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Leanna, stracciatella has a big fan base! It's actually one of the most traditional gelati we make as well as one of the hardest to get right to make sure the crisp flakes of Domori chocolate are evenly distributed!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Will never stop coming here! The gelato is so smooth and creamy. Always trying new flavours too. Weekly trips have become a thing and service is friendly too!

1  Thank Claudia S
Daniele T, Owner at Gelato Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Claudia! We're always creating new recipes in the Lab - it's the benefit of developing all our recipes ourselves and making the most of the best seasonal produce we can get our hands on week to week!

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Questions & Answers
5 May 2018|
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Response from Daniele T | Property representative |
Hi there, A regular cone (we offer three sizes - mini, regular and large) is currently £4.30. You can choose up to three gelato or sorbetto in your cone irrespective of what size you select. Hope that answers your question... More
24 May 2017|
Response from Daniele T | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, we have lots of gluten free options available in gelato and sorbetto. We have a clear colour coding system that identifies which options are suitable for a gluten free diet, alcohol free, allergen free and vegan... More
Farouk P
10 June 2016|
Response from Daniele T | Property representative |
Hi Farouk, thanks for your enquiry and apologies for the delayed reply. As a rule of thumb all our gelato are suitable for vegetarians with few exceptions which are clearly indicated. Our sorbetto are suitable for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 St. Martins Square, Leicester LE1 5DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 319 2252
  • E-mail
Let us introduce you to authentic Italian gelato made fresh each day from the finest seasonal ingredients. We are from Turin in Italy and we handcraft our gelato and sorbetto in-house using the traditional Italian churning method 'mantecazione'. Our gelato is made using fresh, non-homogenised milk and cream from a single herd of rare breed Red Poll cows from Belvoir Ridge Creamery in Leicestershire. Our sorbetto is dairy free, made only with fresh, seasonal fruit. We never use artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. Flavours change daily according to availability and seasonality of the raw ingredients. We also offer a wide range of hot and cold drinks, waffles and Italian cakes and pastries - baked in house.
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