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Gelateria Italiana Giovanni

#1,385 of 8,005 Places to Eat in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Carrer de l'Argenteria 55, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have, so far, tried the lemon (good, could be sharper for my taste), nocciola, good, rocher (as in Ferrero) good too, crema catalana good, but NUTELLA wins all the prizes going. Lip smackingly great. At just under €4 for two scoops, it isn't cheap per se, but it isn't as expensive as sitting down and having an ice cream... More 

Thank ruthiegee
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great gelato, perfectly rich and smooth. They have a good variety of flavors, we tried chocolate and pistachio and they were both excellent. The place is very cute and the staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank Rimma I
Norristown, PA
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269 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you want real Liege waffles, made to order with whatever toppings you like, Giovanni Italian Gelateria is THE place to go in Barcelona. The gelato is superb and the waffles are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. I had my waffle with After Eight gelato covered with chocolate. To die for!!! YUMMY!

Thank CoachLo
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

One of the rare ice cream places that is prepared and have trained their staff to service also customers with allergies.

Thank zuchmir z
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

While you can't really go wrong with gelato, some places just stand out. Gelateria Giovanni is one of these places - great service, excellent selection, open late, good value for money, lovely location. You can't go wrong stopping for an ice cream here. PS The Nutella option was out of this world.

Thank Roxana T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This gelato was so creamy and smooth! They had a wide selection of flavors, it was so hard to decide. If you like Nutella, the Nutella gelato was fantastic as well.

Thank M S
Albertville, France
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We passed by here for breakfast 3 days out of 4 as it was 25% of the price of our hotels offering! The service was exceptional and so was the quality of the food - yoghurt with cereal, banana and honey, followed by toast and a cafe con leche was just the started needed each morning. Definitely recommend here and... More 

Thank Chris1153
Geneva, Switzerland
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice gelataria with a wide choice of ice. Not too expensive for Barcelona, friendly service and near the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar!!!!

Thank Rhinoco
New York City, New York
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Fabulous gelato in Barcelona. Flavorful and a very generous portion. We had "After Eight" which is the same as mint chocolate chip. Incredible!!!!!!

Thank sharonsumy
Winter Park, Florida
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440 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This place has some of the best gelato anywhere. If they have the Sapphire Gin & Tonic try it. The After Eight is good too. Its right off Las Ramblas & Plaza Real in a very touristy area but worth a visit, especially if you're in the area.

Thank Stephen K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de l'Argenteria 55, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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