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“Excellent Gelato”

Gelateria La Ghiotta Boquete
Ranked #1 of 5 Dessert in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Gelato”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

A few weeks before we went to Panama we were in Milan and went to a gelateria that many consider one of the best in the city.

This was almost as good and a true find in Boquete. Excellent of selection of flavors our family favorites, Crema, Pistachio, and Chocolate. Try the Guanabana which you definitely wont find in Italy!

Careful, they are closed from July 31st to November 1.

  • Visited July 2014
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Maine
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Last place you'd expect to find REAL Gelato. Boquete Panama”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

In this little shop you will find beauty, grace, and real Gelato made by Italians. The woman who works there (on the day I visited at least) is definitely movie star Italian beauty class. It was fun to see a small business doing so well. They sell home made Italian ice cream, called Gelato with a hard G not the H sound like ice in Spanish. Flavors were many, time was short as Rick Steeves famously said, "So many flavors, so little time" commenting on Gelato in Rome. Don't need to go across the pond to get real stuff. A+ on all counts.

  • Visited May 2014
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Lakewood, California
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“We love their gelato!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This little place is packed with lots of unique and delicious flavors, all which seem to be made on thet premises. I have even seen the owners carrying in arm loads of local fruits for their flavors for the day. Rich and creamy, or light and loaded with flavor, it's all there. I only wish they were open all year, instead of closing during part of the rainy season. It could be good all year round!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Don P
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Boquete, Panama
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“A Treat You Must Have”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Our absolute singular go to place for gelato/sorbet. My last tub was half and half - half blackberry and half passion fruit sorbet. Incredible. Every flavor we have tried has been fantastic. Get a cone or a cup or a mini-tub or a maxi-tub. Thank God I live here and can take home a huge tub to feast on for days. Wonderful Italian couple. On a side street down from the Bistro. Go there.

Visited July 2014
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Alexandria,LA
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Italian Ice Cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Strickly a take out place. The ice cream was unusually good. We went back a second night for strawberry as they were out the first night.

Visited June 2014
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