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“Great flavours and ice cream.”

La Fabrica del Gelato
Ranked #2 of 6 Dessert in Menaggio
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Excellent place to stop for an icecream. Great choice of flavours and you can taste them before you make your choice. Gets busy but worth the wait!

Thank Mahtanid
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Clearly they have built a strong concept which you'll also find in other cities (e.g. Lenno), but the local charm is missing and you understand why people queue up at the other gelateria on the same piazza.

Thank thomasdk1974
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The shop was very busy as we were there in the height of the summer but the staff were helpful and courteous. We couldn't fault the gelato here and particularly recommend the red grapefruit (stunningly good on a hot day), passion fruit, mango and lemon flavours. As you can see, we taste-tested here a lot!

Thank Tracey T
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Finding a Gelateria (where one finds gelato (ice cream)) in Italy is not an unsurmountable feat. They are practically at every corner. Having our choice of three gelaterias in the vicinity of the Piazza Garibaldi, we picked this one. Why? Well, there was a line out the door, and, simply put, I liked the sign!

Location: Pizza Garibaldi. That pretty much explains it. If you are arriving by boat, walk up north on Via 4 Novembre and head right along the lake until you reach the Piazza. Once there, it will by in the north corner, you can't miss it.

Quality: it was great. I had coconut and chocolate (surprisingly no Pistacchio) and it was very good. The coconut had small tiny pieces of coconut in it, which gave it a very nice and authentic flavor.

Service: only one lady behind the counter...and, as mentioned, a line out the door. So we weren't going to have a long chat about how the ice cream was made, etc. But, the girl was efficient, gave us what we asked for and we were on our way.

Price: on par with other gelaterias. I think we paid around 3 or 4 euros for a waffle cone with 2 flavors.

Overall, we were satisfied with our picks. I would certainly visit again. Enjoy, and take extra napkins!

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The chocolate ice is delicious. Good, quick and nice service. Reasonable price. At a cosy location in the centre of Menaggio.

Thank Edwin M
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