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il Laboratorio del Gelato - 19 Reviews - 95 Orchard St, New York, NY - Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Reviews - Phone (212) 343-9922

il Laboratorio del Gelato

95 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 343-9922
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Diasppointed to see that many (all? - we had their chocolate and triple espresso) of their ice creams now use - Guar Gum - Locust Bean Gum - Carrageenan all at the same t...


I think that this place recieved way too much hype. I do think their gelato is okay but it's also overpriced. I guess their lab coats look kinda cool I heard this place is re...

overhyped 11/30/2005

I think that this place recieved way too much hype. I do think their gelato is okay but it's also overpriced. I guess their lab coats look kinda cool I heard this place is related to Ciao Bella which I was sadly also disappointed by. more

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Maybe the best Gelato in New York - and I've checked! 11/30/2005

It was March. It was cold and rainy. I was in Florence and wanted hot chocolate. I saw a place across the piazza and treated myself and my niece to one of the best cups of cocoa we have ever had. But I noticed that the locals were skipping the hot chocolate and diving into the ice cream. I got the message. I ordered their take on chocolate and I discovered that there are worse things than being cold! I was hooked on gelato. With that as preamble, I have looked far and wide in our area to find gelato as good. Ferrara's is very good (Grand Street). Otto's is wonderful (8th). But Laboratorio's is the best. It's always fresh. They are creative with the flavors (although I still get chocolate on most days). This is a great place in a goofy location. Like ice cream? You will love gelato. Love gelato? You will love Laboratorio Del Gelato. more

best in the city 10/21/2005

this place wins hands down for best ice cream in the city. its a tiny hole in the wall in a weird place downtown which i can neve seem to find when i think im close by. that said, when i can track it down, watch out - im going for the 4 scooper. because i cant figure out which of their great flavors i want. so many intersting flavors. their sorbet isnt as good as their gelato tho... more

top notch 9/13/2005

best ice cream/gelato ive had in the city hands down. they have real intreasting flavors, textures are superb and its better than anything you'll find in italy. the prices are pretty reasonable. my only knock is that its in an off the beaten track part of town. i also wish, like ciao bella, that these guys would mass market this stuff more broadly (i.e, sell prepackaged pints in supermarkets, etc). more

Laboratorio del Gelato 8/15/2005

Master ice cream maker Jon Snyder has done it again. After selling his Ciao Bella empire, he opened up a small ice cream shop located down in the incredibly hip lower east side just a stone throw away from the Tenement Museum. Two great reasons to make your way downtown. Well worth the trip. Where else will you get to sample flavors like watermelon, licorice, and mission fig. Call ahead and find out what the Gelato de jour is. It's always a delicious mystery. more
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  • With more than 100 flavors, this gelato and sorbet shop in the Lower East Side is one the leading suppliers of New York restaurants.

  • 2/5/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
  • Payments:

  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Lower East Side