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Penguino Gelato Cafe

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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watermelon mint and chili.., amazing flavours made for a difficult choice, this was the most interesting and tasty ice cream I have ever had anywhere!

Thank Quadracat
Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered gelato from here after lunch. We tried the following flavours: chocolate, caramel, mango and blackcurrant and wine sorbet. The ice cream was delicious but not the best we have tried. We still enjoyed our purchase and finished off every bit but we're expecting a bit more from all the awards displayed. We also thought the place lacked a... More 

Thank MiaaCal
La Spezia, Italy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Being italian I am very picky on icecreams. But I was here 15 years ago and I remembered well the place was selling great icecream. So I dragged my friend here... delicious. We tried lavanda icecream and wine icecream. Perfect match. Great taste. Creamy. Natural. Award winners! And The owner served us Even if He was already closing the Shop!... More 

Thank lattediluna73
De Pere, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The adults and kids all enjoyed their frozen treats. I wasn't too enthused about the lavender honey flavor (especially when the man at the counter told him one boy had told him it tasted "like Grandma") but it was really good, light and refreshing. The kid sized cones were more than enough for us. I just wish they were open... More 

Thank ladydoc2006
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Poor service & very dissappointing gelato! We wouldn't mind paying as much as we did for a quality product, but the taste really was sub par. I suggest going elsewhere for better value and service. We definitely will not be returning. :-(

Thank Alanna J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It's light yet very flavorful. Had five flavours and love all of them. We also love the place and location. The guy (the owner I presumed) gave us a free scoop of a new flavour and it's tasty as expected. Will definitely come back if I find myself in town again.

Thank 646madelinet
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

You have to go! Have to have to! Close to water so take your ice cream and walk towards the dock for a beautiful view. Panna (whipped cream) is great, and all their flavors are exceptional! Yum!

Thank Christina V
Nelson, New Zealand
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

really great boutique gelato you can't go wrong here theres so many interesting flavours to choose from

Thank markhb123
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Such a treat to eat such delicious ice cream! The flavour selection was incredible, and the taste was superb. He even had gluten free ice cream cones, which just topped off the experience - definitely go and try the Lavender Honey, or Orange Cheesecake

Thank devangi108
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Love this place so much!!! The guy is lovely and the icecream is fantastic! Especially the chocolate and kiwifruit sorbet!

Thank Zealand K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?