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3/5

Pedlar's Inn Gelato (Galle)

61, Pedlar Street, Galle Fort, Galle


Gelato down Pedlar's Street



Another great Galle Fort spot, Pedlar’s Inn Gelato is the newest addition to the Pedlar’s Inn family located (unsurprisingly) on Pedlar Street. Situated right opposite the eponymous Pedlar’s Inn Café and adjoining the gallery, the location is tiny but prime. They use a Carpigiani ice cream machine, which means the quality and standard is pretty much on par with international gelato. The best part is nothing is sickly sweet or smacks of syrup.

Ice Creams & Frozen Yoghurt

20140405_135611 Their range is commendable for its quality if not for its size – even the staples have fun twists like vanilla bourbon and stracciatella. Their gelatos vary from milk to fruit flavoured. I tried their black cherry (pictured above), which hit the right balance of sweet and tart, as well as the coconut. The fruit flavours are commendable for managing to be both fresh and refreshing. Pedlar’s Inn Gelato has a couple of frozen yoghurt flavours which tend to vary. Nothing fancy, but good simple fro yo for the health-conscious. They’d do well to keep experimenting with new flavours, and maybe consider introducing some local fruit variants too. 20140405_135227 They also have a peculiar new offering, spaghetti ice cream, which appears to be just ice cream made to look like spaghetti. Not sure if it’s worth it at Rs. 690 a pop, but definitely a popular quirk for the kids! Their milkshakes are pretty good, and incredibly rich and satisfying – essentially molten gelato with a bit of milk. While the waffle cone is delicious and enticing, the hot southern coast weather means a cup may be a wiser option!

Ambience & Service

20140405_135155 Located on the Pedlar strip, the ambience is quintessential Galle Fort. It has a rustic artisan vibe especially on a hot Galle afternoon, and is located right next to a whole heap of nice restaurants like Allora, Fortleza, and Pedlar’s Inn Cafe, so makes for a perfect dessert spot. They have a lovely upturned boat that serves as streetside seating, and a little (blissfully air conditioned) cove upstairs when you need a respite from the sun after a walk around the Fort. The adjoining gallery is also lovely, and they have a fixed exhibit of paintings of life in Galle Fort which is really a treat to peruse while you scarf down your ice cream. The service is quick and friendly, and they serve generous portions.

TIP

If you're undecided, you can always ask for tasters.

Address

61, Pedlar Street, Galle Fort, Galle

Directions

Head to the heart of Galle Fort, Pedlar Street.

Contacts

Facebook Website

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Open 10 AM to 10 PM every day

Cuisine

Italian

Price Range

Between Rs. 200 - Rs. 500

Dish Types

Ice Cream Gelato

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
2
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
2

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User Reviews
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Afshan

The best Ice cream I have ever had. All natural ingredients imported from Italy according to mike, the the Italian guy who makes the ice cream.
My favourite being the Lemon flavour and the hazel nut.
Worth the drive from Colombo.

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Ambrin

Loved the avocado Gelato there. So rich and creamy. 😄

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SHS

Having visited this place as soon as it opened a while back we have been going back every time we are in Galle for some exceptionally good ice cream.

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Afshan

The best Ice cream I have ever had. All natural ingredients imported from Italy according to mike, the the Italian guy who makes the ice cream.
My favourite being the Lemon flavour and the hazel nut.
Worth the drive from Colombo.

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Ambrin

Loved the avocado Gelato there. So rich and creamy. 😄

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SHS

Having visited this place as soon as it opened a while back we have been going back every time we are in Galle for some exceptionally good ice cream.

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Yazzbloo

Love the black cherry and the pistachio! I'd take a trip to Galle just for this gelato, it's so good. They indulgently provide testers no matter how many you ask, since it is so difficult to make up your mind to choose just one! However they do run out quite fast and close shop at odd times to restock :(

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thushds

Love the ice cream here- definitely the best I've tasted in SL!

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