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Italian, Fruit parlours
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Legit gelato - slow service, but perfect respite on a hot day. They offer a variety of flavors - I got the lime and passionfruit - tastes fresh and delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Oz The Ice Cream Man, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2024

Thanks, Sara! For your visit and taking the time to review us ❤️ Really happy you enjoyed the gelato! Regarding service, of course we are continually working to improve everything we do - and I totally acknowledge our service speed is way below what I...More

Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Walking along the beach we fancied an ice cream and saw a sign directing us to where we could indulge. We walked into Love Gelato and the owner welcomed us with a smile and warmth. He talked us through the flavours on offer and how...these are made with no chemicals and locally sourced produce. Myself, my husband and 3 kids all made our choices and I can say this has to be the best ice- cream I have ever tasted. It was creamy the consistency was perfect and the taste of each flavour was sensational. We chose Mango, lime and basil and Stracciatella and all were divine. If you are in the area or in Sri Lanka and love gelato then this stop in your itinerary is a must!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Oz The Ice Cream Man, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2023

When I first envisaged a gelato parlour, I dreamt of the smiles visitors and I would trade over the best gelato I can make. It was not only a pleasure & privilege to welcome and serve you but a boost, to keep on keeping on...More

Reviewed 26 May 2023

Cozy gelateria run by an Italian guy, with a large selection of craft ice cream. The ice cream is delicious and well worth the money. You can see that the owner uses good and natural products, and approaches his business with love (it tastes like...ice cream in Rome, or Florence. ). Once you have tried it, you will come here more than once. I recommend it.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Oz The Ice Cream Man, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2023

Grazie mille for your visit & review, it means a lot to us 🙏🏻❤️ I learnt my gelato making skills in Rome and the only difference in our store in Unawatuna is the exotic fruits & flowers, spices, teas etc that are available in Sri...More

Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

One of the loveliest places with beautiful staff. Delicious ice-cream, eco-friendly, and friendly at all) Btw in front of it people are making extremely nice coffee)

Date of visit: February 2022
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Oz The Ice Cream Man, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2023
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Grazie Tamara! 🙏🏻❤️☀️😁 Arrivederci!

Reviewed 28 December 2022

Together with my son and husband we went to buy ice cream, I did a mistake of not asking for spoon but grabbing myself from the box which I was told it was used ones. I did a mistake -I admit it but reaction of...the owner was aggressive, he kept lecturing me and with lots of anger talking how all ( not just me) customers are entitled and have no manners. I listened and politely addressed that his behaviour is aggressive and I wish him to stop but he continued. I wanted to fast pay for my husband and kid order and leave. I felt verbally abused and all because of mistake I apologise for ( in Europe the clean spoons are in that spot so it was my automatic response, I did not mean to be rude or offend anyone).More

Date of visit: December 2022
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2023

YOUR ACTIONS CAUSED A HEALTH RISK FOR OTHER CUSTOMERS. I'm not surprised by your manipulation of the event to hide your own lack of manners. The reality: you took a used sampling stick from a bin on our counter, I quickly & politely stopped you...More

Reviewed 25 May 2022

On a very sunny and hot day, we saw many people devouring ice cream. After trying to find out where they were coming from, we found ourselves at this location! An excellent selection of gelatos with freshly baked waffles. You must try their passion fruit...& papaya gelatos! They were out of this world. Excellent value for money.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Oz Qadir, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2022

Many thanks for your visit and the time you took to write such a lovely review! We try our best ❤️ Arrivederci!

Reviewed 28 March 2022 via mobile

We got attracted because of the fresh cones they were making. I am sure this is the best ice cream I have ever had and I even went to Italy. If you like ice cream and if you are even a little bit near Unawatuna:...Go here!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2023

Thanks so much for your visit and taking the time to review us ❤️ and we're ALWAYS thrilled to know that a customer enjoyed the gelato! Buon viaggio! Ciao!

Reviewed 26 December 2021

For the price of gelato in Europe, I indeed expected high quality (and of course taste). For 2 euros I got very small portion and the salted caramel one was one of the worst I have ever had. I do not want to say that...it is completely terrible but the value for money is extremely bad. You can get much better (and more of) ice cream anywhere else in Sri Lanka.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2022

You wrote: "The salted caramel one was one of the worst I have ever had." AND "I do not want to say that it is completely terrible". So which was it? The worst and not the worst at the same time? "but the value for...More

Reviewed 23 December 2021 via mobile

This place is incredible, natural home- made Ice-cream and sorbet. No synthetic taste. Really friendly staff. Think this might have been the best ice-cream that I’ve ever had! Thank you 🙏

Date of visit: December 2021
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2021

❤️ Thank you! We wish you happy holidays and may you always find good gelato wherever you find yourself! ❤️

Reviewed 6 July 2020 via mobile

Was attracted here by the owner's entertaining responses to critical reviews on here and rewarded with the best gelato in Sri Lanka probably. Was unsurprised the owner was English (out of Italy) from his dry humour. High lights were the rich dark chocolate and the...mango too. Well worth a detour to this end of town. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Hehehe... Was a pleasure speaking with you :) I trust the gelato was as enjoyable as the reviews you read! We love this job ♥️😁 Thanks for your visit and review!

Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

An absolute must. Accept no substitutes. The gelato here really is some of the best we have ever tasted! Also the perfect place to go if you are vegetarian or vegan!!! The vegan coconut gelato is AMAZING!!!!! You can even see the gelato and sorbet...being made next door if you happen to be there at the right time. Go on, treat yourself.....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Thank you so much for your passionate review! We're thrilled to share our love for gelato and SUPER SMILEY that you enjoyed! Ciao!

Reviewed 9 March 2020

What a find, wonderful daily made authentic Italian ice cream. For any one who loves good quality ice cream made with all natural ingredients this is a must. Small shop located on road behind beach. If you go through Hot Rock restaurant from beach turn...left and it's a few metres down on the right. Run by a delightful Italian who really knows his ice cream, beautiful sorbets too😋 Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Thank you, Bay, for your visit and recommendation! We love gelato and love to share with as many people as possible ♥️ For us it's so much more than a "business", and every customer smile tells us we're on the right track :) All the...More

Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

A real gem in the busy streets of Unawatuna. We came across this gelato shop after having dinner and craving a dessert. This place was so welcoming, the owner was polite, friendly and kind. Local produce and the owner gives you information about the gelato...you are buying. You get to try before you buy and the gelato is the best I’ve ever tried. 10/10!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Grazie for your visit & review 😁

Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Obviously the owner truly loves his business: the place has transparent glass to let customers observe the kitchen where ice cream is made. Fair variety of tastes.

Date of visit: March 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Thank you for visiting and for your recommendation! Much, much, MUCH appreciated! Ciao! ♥️

Reviewed 14 February 2020

Me and girlfriend went to Love Gelato, and it was amazing. The owner is so nice, really good service and he is very passionate about his gelato. You can certainly taste it has been done with love and passion. Really recommend you to try this,...if you are near Unawatuna.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ozlikethewizard, Owner at Love Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2020

Thank you for visiting us! We're thrilled you enjoyed our offerings :) Grazie mille for your review - it really does mean the world to us ♥️ Ciao!

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5