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Lygon Street in Melbourne, also known as Little Italy, is littered with quite a number of gelati shops. Between Queensberry and Grattan, there are some five such outlets. However, there is only one award winning gelati shop out of the five: Il Dolce Freddo.

Il Dolce Freddo gelati at Logan Street, Melbourne
Yummy gelati, with wide variety of flavors

It is also the only gelati shop Mellissa (and everyone else that I know of) swears by in Melbourne. We made it a point that I must try out this place during my trip, so went there I did, with Mellissa and Zehan (hello single and available guys out there please go and buaya her ok)

Freddo Gelati at Lygon
check out the their famous durian flavored gelato!

Freddo offers quite a variety of gelati flavors, but the one absolute must-try flavor wouldΒ  be Durian. Yes, good ol’ spiky stinky durian flavored gelato. There are other interesting flavors such as Pandan, various types of berries, rocher (with Ferraro Rocher), mango, lychee, passion fruit, and the more conventional chocolate, green tea, and coconut. Over 20 flavors in all.

KY, Melllissa, and Zehan at Freddo
KY, Mell, and Zehan

I ordered a cup with a scoop of Durian and Pandan flavored gelato for $4.80 (prices range from $4.80 to $7.80). It was lovely, the durian gelato actually made a very fair representation of the fruit, sticky, flavorful, and taste exactly like what you’d expect from the king of fruit. The pandan gelato too was quite lovely, sweet and fragrant.

The weather was quite lovely that day, if not just a little too cold. Then again, the temperature did keep our gelati in good shape and not turn into puddle of colored sweetened milky syrup so it was all good.

map to freddo at lygon street, melbourne

Can’t wait till I go there again this winter. πŸ˜€

Il Dolce Feddo
116 Lygon St,
Carlton, VIC 3053,


β€ŽGPS: -37.80424, 144.966488
Tel: 03-9639 3344β€Ž

Discuss : Il Dolce Freddo, the best Italian Gelati at Melbourne

  1. Mellissa

    Why your face so anti-stim compared to Zehan and I!

  2. impressive map :p

  3. Mellissa,
    Cos I had to split my concentration between eating my gelato, camwhoring, and giving instructions to the cameralady hehehe

    Believe it or not, this map was drawn by Mellissa πŸ˜€

  4. KY looks like he just got kancho’ed.

  5. Wow, you’re holidaying in Melbourne now? Enjoy!

  6. aussies can tahan the smell of durian?

  7. I missed that place! and that durian flavoured gelato too!!!

  8. ShaolinTiger,
    Hahaha wtf!

    Hahah no no, this was a few weeks ago. πŸ˜‰

    Apparently there are enough Malaysian students. πŸ˜€

    Very awesome right? πŸ˜€

  9. tAkEmOtO

    Took you long enough to post this. Been waiting for ages. It was good wasn’t it?

    I remember that girl that was scooping the Gelati!! My friend was dared to get her number and somehow he got cold feet and ran off before getting it. =.=

  10. Wow…Gelati…i missed it so much and I missed Melbourne city so much. Nice city…..Did you try the Vietnam noodle @ Mekong (opp. Nike shop at Burke / Swanston st)?

  11. Lygon Street. I have fond memories.

    I like the…durian behind the counter. πŸ˜‰

  12. tAkEmOtO,
    Hahaha, so tragic la your friend. lol

    Yesss, I wrote about Mekong too. Loved it. πŸ™‚

    Huai Bin,
    Hehehe behind the counter heh? πŸ˜›

  13. Ooh sounds cool Il Divo + Dolce Gabanna = Il Dolce Freddo! Lol… Durian.. interesting

  14. Durian …. they shud have cempedak gelato too…imagine both of this smells combine and see wat it mat salleh reaction …hehehe

  15. eiling,
    Hahah very high class kan?

    Actually I think they might have!

  16. Precious Pea

    So Malaysian flavour you tried. OK…will jot this place down.

  17. Haha Takemoto! Wilson still owes him a week of lunch if he manages to pull it off… Well me + takemoto went to melb for 5-6 days. Went there everynight! Easily the best gelati in this side of the world! Period!

  18. Precious Pea,
    Yess, very nice. πŸ˜€

    Hahah every night? that’s hardcore! πŸ˜€

  19. never confirm if its D24 they’re using? :p

  20. my ultimate favourite for weekend.. hahaha a good stress reliever and i am trying to try all the flavour ahahhaa

  21. Myhorng

    durian flavour in Melbourne? hmm..
    btw, why zehan and mel’s face look like that 1, like totally different from yours. LOL

  22. Yiling,
    Hahahah who knows, as long as it tastes awesome. πŸ˜‰

    Wooo hardcore!

    Hahaha cos I kancheong

  23. miss the gelato alot~ ccant compare it here.
    the durian is the best!

  24. aiyoh…in my new office area here…got no nice food around like when working at klcc that time…there is one gelato ice cream stall at klcc….wonder if it is still there a not.

  25. taufulou,
    Yaaa, I know, same too!

    Hahaha so tragic, resign! πŸ˜›

  26. yapthomas

    Oooo yummy… πŸ˜€

  27. I been there before too…the gelati was great…but the queue was bit long.. but Lygon St is best place for Italian food

  28. yapthomas,

    Yah very true. πŸ˜€

  29. fuck!! i want it!

  30. Robb,
    Hahhahaa too bad can’t even tapao πŸ˜›

  31. hi!hi! I’ve been there recently too! the gelati are absolutely fabulous! I’d be sharing some of my eat-ventures soon too!

  32. lely,
    I’m missing them already!

  33. […] Ahhh, durian, the king of fruits. The one thing that people usually really hate or really love, just like Hillary Clinton. Fortunately enough, Mell and I are both into this whole durian eating business, though she is quite a bit more hardcore when it comes to this. (remember durian flavored gelato at Freddo?) […]

  34. […] I went to Melbourne for the first time to visit Mell and stayed for a week, had the best durian gelato at Freddo. Kerol was on the same trip to visit Margie […]

  35. beautyprincess

    If u guys coming to Singapore, enjoy the best durian gelato from Alfero Artisan Gelato located at Marina Square #02 level. You can come down and talk to Mr Alfero from Italy himself there… yummy πŸ˜›

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