Il Gelato Galle Fort.

The Il Gelato at the Galle Fort is a tiny place on Peddler's St, smack in the middle of the tourist superhighway. It manages to look extremely nondescript whilst simultaneously refusing to be ignored. 


They serve sandwiches, quiches and cakes, but I wanted a pizza. Mini pizzas cost Rs 500, quiches are the same. Sandwiches are a little cheaper. 

Enter the devil prawn pizza. It has a thin, crunchy crust, complemented by the capsicums. I wished there were a few more prawns on my prawn pizza though. For 500 bucks, however, it is a very decent meal for one person.


For me, the golden standard for gelato is Isle of Gelato so we don't want to judge Il Gelato too harshly. But the texture could have been smoother, and the flavors had a slight aftertaste indicating the use of essences.

The pistachio wasn't mindblowing, but the dark chocolate was quite nice. It wasn't too sweet, and had a brownie/fudgy type flavor with a nice solid feel. Rs 380 per scoop.


The Banana Milkshake (Rs. 330) was nice and creamy, and not too sweet. Really good. 


This place is very nondescript on the outside… and it's pretty much the same on the inside. Then you realize that maybe this is what it’s trying to look like. It’s an old Galle Fort house and the decay becomes charming when you remember this. You can feel the coolness from the thick brick walls protecting you from the humidity outside. The natural light play is great for photos.


Fast and friendly.


A great place for gelato, though better options now exist. Still, the food and drink at this place is definitely decent, with more than decent pricing. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Indulge in Japanese Culinary Bliss at Minori Restaurant

By Sahasni Gamage Nestled within the luxurious Granbell Hotel, Minori Japanese Restaurant offers an unparalleled

Highlights Kamu

Experience flavorful Singaporean delights with a modern twist at Shiok!

By Sahasni Gamage We recently had the pleasure of dining at Shiok Singaporean Restaurant, which

Highlights Kamu

7 Fantastic Pizza Places to Try in Colombo

By Shamrina Carim Colombo, the vibrant capital city of Sri Lanka, is a haven for

Highlights Kamu

High Tea Guide for 2023

You and your friends decide to meet up after your last farewell, get together or

Highlights Kamu

Excel World Legacy Food Court launches Indi-Arabia Menu

By Hashini Pathirana Experience a culinary journey like no other at Excel World's launches


A Taste of Jaffna at Flavoured by Cinnamon Red

By Hiruni Herath Flavoured at Cinnamon Red is enclosed by stunning views of the Colombo

Highlights Kamu Uncategorized


Radisson Blu Resort Galle recently organized a delightful wine-tasting occasion

Radisson Blu Resort Galle recently hosted a delightful wine-tasting event on September 17th, showcasing an


Hilton Sri Lanka Collaborates with VOICE Area Federation to Enhance Community Resilience and Combat Hunger

For a brighter and secure Sri Lanka, fostering sustainability via community farms and kitchen programs.


Galle Face Hotel Presents ‘Yaalpana Santhai’ – A Gastronomic Journey into Jaffna Cuisine

Colombo, Sri Lanka – The Galle Face Hotel, an iconic landmark in Sri Lanka's hospitality


The Latest MSI Limited-Edition Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport is Available Now

MSI, the world-leading laptop brand, proudly unveiled its latest limited-edition laptop, the Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG

Highlights Trending

Türkiye Food Festival Unveiled at Courtyard by Marriott Colombo

Colombo, September 4, 2023 - Courtyard by Marriott Colombo, an esteemed member of the Marriott


A Pho-Nomenal Vietnamese Feast at Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Vietnamese food has made its mark on the global culinary map with favourites such as


Yamu Guide.

Spotting Blue Whales in Mirissa with Chaminda Whale Watching

The whale watching tour in Mirissa Start time: 6:30am Duration: 3-5 hours depending on sightings

Highlights Yamu Guide

The Rise of Plant-Based Diets: Benefits and Challenges

By Shamrina Carim In recent years, plant-based diets have surged in popularity, drawing attention for

Highlights Yamu Guide

6 Things to Do at One Galle Face

Set against the panoramic backdrop of the Indian Ocean "Colombo’s first prestigious shopping mall is

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Things to do at Colombo City Center

By Shanali Fernando 1. Shop till you drop A stunning integrated lifestyle destination set in

Highlights Yamu Guide

Wedding Venue List 2023

By Shanali Fernando When envisioning your wedding day, you may find yourself torn between various

Highlights Trending Yamu Guide

8 Places to get an Eid Sawan this Hajj Festival

The Muslims celebrate Hajj globally on the 29th of June, 2023. No doubt, along with

Highlights Yamu Guide