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Buona Terra

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1028 Delta Ave, Mt. Lookout Square, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3161
+1 513-386-9356
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing gelato! I got the cookies and cream and it was delicious. So rich and flavorful! My husband got Reeces peanut butter and birthday cake and both again were fantastic and rich. They have a large variety of flavors and you can taste test then first. They also have a limited crepe food menu which I would love to go... More 

Thank Angela G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I've been fortunate to have Gelato at some outstanding places in Italy and this gem comes really close. Great flavors, never disappointed. Always fresh. Don't miss a stop here.

Thank Selbydog2
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I love that Buona Terra offers something that really not many other places in the area do....crepes and gelato! The crepes range from savory (thing eggs with cheese, spinach, etc) to sweet (nutella and banana!). They are large and filling too so if you're not starving, you won't be disappointed in sharing. The gelato flavors vary, good and bad. Good... More 

Thank fccincyfan03
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Discovered this place after going to Ichiban for dinner just next door. This place has great gelato, coffee beverages, shakes, and crepes!! Definitely worth a visit, or two. :)

1 Thank Tariq R
Cleveland, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Husband had gelato; I had coffee. Tasty. According to my husband, "That gelato was the best I ever had." He had cookies and cream; there are 20 flavors. Also offer macaroons in flavors like s'mores, chocolate, salted caramel, and strawberry. You can get a macaroon gelato sandwich. Crepes range from Belgian breakfast to omelette to summertime (lemon curd and fresh... More 

Thank Dale W
Williamsburg, Virginia
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514 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our gelato at this cute place. They have a good selection of flavors, and all of the flavors we sampled were delicious. They also serve crepes and coffee. The setting is crisp and clean and there are a few tables. This is a great choice for a treat.

1 Thank Crcb
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This quaint establishment offers several flavors of gelato & crepes. The gelato is delicious & we will be going back for the crepes.

1 Thank kimnart
Lexington, Kentucky
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Upon entering the store, those who are not quick decision makers may be paralyzed at the surprising amount of flavors there are available. Small batches and a wide range of flavors makes Buona Terra a must stop for the gelato lover. While dining I also enjoyed a latte. The latte was run-of-the-mill, nothing extraordinary. However, if you need your coffee... More 

1 Thank Daniel M
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Found this place in the Mount Lookout area of Cincy. Great gelato; very creamy and flavorful. Being from Dayton I miss having gelato nearby. Definitely worth the trip!

2 Thank AR45458
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Tasty gelato with a few inventive flavors as well as the traditional ice cream offerings. Prices are reasonable, and get there early because some flavors sell out!

1 Thank EydneW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 Delta Ave, Mt. Lookout Square, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3161
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-386-9356
Buona Terra is a locally owned, European inspired Gelateria, Creperie, and Macaron bakery located in the Mount Lookout Square. Buona Terra, Italian for Good Earth, represents everything that our team is passionate about - from locally sourced farm fresh produce, to the locally reclaimed beech wood used throughout the design of our shop. We firmly believe that using local products and supporting local businesses is the key to providing the highest quality desserts for our community. Daily, we handcraft everything from scratch in our store with the freshest ingredients, using no preservatives and no hormones. Additionally, as one of Ohio's only gelateria's who handcrafts gelato using the traditional Italian techniques and processes, we proudly guarantee that our gelato is the best you'll ever have..

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