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“Good dessert downtown.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe

Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe
Ranked #1 of 31 Dessert in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Greenville, South Carolina
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good dessert downtown.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Gelato is always pricey. If you can get over that then make them your choice downtown. Really cool sidewalk seating and great location. They have a really cool food menu as well, but we've never made it back to eat there.....probably because if I'm in that area for food I'd select wings or pizza instead (next to Barleys, Wild Wings and Trapp Door.)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Donnertal
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English first
Columbia, SC
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Perfect Place for Lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Yes, the huge variety of gelato is a real draw, but let's not forget, this gem of a place serves superb lunches. It is family-owned and run and the staff gives you the impression that you are now a welcome part of the family. The cafe is small with a menu to match, but everything is freshly prepared and delicious. I have enjoyed some of the yummiest tomato and red pepper bisque ever, and panninis (sp?) perfectly prepared. Every bit of food was delicious and the wait service was warm and gracious. What more could anyone want from a cafe for lunch? And, to top it off, the lemon gelato is tartly divine! A welcome touch of Europe in Greenville!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mybagsrpackd
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Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Little Italy in downtown Greenville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I've gone to Luna Rosa several times for the amazing gelato, but it has always been in the evening. Went at lunch and who knew??? Fantastic, homemade soup, pizza and more. Youv'e got to try the roasted tomato and eggplant bisque and panini. Can't wait to go back for the baked ziti quattro formaggi.Then cool, refreshing gelato!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joyce854
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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Gelato Outside of Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Closest gelato to the real thing in Italy. Great selection of flavors.They need to open another location out on Woodruff Road or Five Forks/Simpsonville.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Darcy0875
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shanghai
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Gelato , delicious gelato !!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I've been living in Shanghai for almost three years, but I still miss Luna Rosa delicious gelato! Despite Shanghai being a huge city, chock-full of restaurants and cafes, I haven't found a place yet that could rival Luna Rosa's gelato! I grew up in Italy and Luna Rosa is by far one of the best gelatos I ever had in the U.S. You are on my " to go back list:" next time I travel to Greenville!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cris J
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