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Gelateria Il Brigante

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Gelateria Il Brigante Description

Located in Kamakura, Gelateria Il Brigante is a renowned ice cream parlor that has been selected as one of the top 100 ice cream shops in 2023. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this gelateria offers a delightful array of gelato flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. From classic favorites like creamy vanilla and rich chocolate to unique creations such as matcha green tea and black sesame, there is something for every palate to enjoy.

What sets Gelateria Il Brigante apart is not only the quality of their gelato but also the attention to detail in each scoop. Made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, their gelato is churned to perfection, resulting in a smooth and velvety texture that is simply irresistible. Whether you're strolling through Kamakura or taking a break from exploring the Shonan area, a visit to Gelateria Il Brigante is a must for any ice cream enthusiast looking to indulge in a truly authentic and delicious frozen treat.

Gelateria Il Brigante Overview


2-chōme-9-6 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0006


+81 (0) 467-55-5085


3 minute walk from Kamakura Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-4:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-4:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-4:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-4:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-4:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-4:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-4:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available




Gelateria Il Brigante Reviews

Gelateria Il Brigante Google Average Rating



I’m angered by the uninformed bad reviews: you come here to have a luxurious, authentic and genuine experience, and that is not cheap: as an Italian🇮🇹, I understand the care Emiliano puts to every detail: from the careful choice of his suppliers located in specific corners of Italy where you can get the premium ingredients, to the choice of the ingredients themselves:
He does not use any additives or artificial thickeners. As thickener, he uses Carob from Modica (Sicily). Many of the flavours have no refined sugar, OR no sugar AT ALL, like his pistachio from Matera.
He makes them personally, and I can tell you this is the best gelato I’ve eaten in Japan so far, hands down. It is also very unique and differs a bit from the traditional Italian gelato because it is extremely creamy and thick, and I didn’t think it was possible.
The flavours are so strong, you TASTE what you’re supposed to taste.
Miele amaro di corbezzolo from Sardinia, one of the most expensive kinds of honey out there.. hazelnut from Piedmont… Torrone… Marsala!!

He also sells some rare traditional Italian sweets that you never find in Japan. As well as high quality panettoni, which I’m 100% getting for Christmas 🎄

Not to mention how nice he is.

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As an Italian, I was surprised to find such a quality far from home. We had the pleasure to spend some time with the owner and his wife. They are very nice and friendly. The ice cream is one of the best I've ever had. Un saluto ad Emiliano e moglie 😊


Gelateria Il Brigante is an amazing gelato shop that offers some of the best Italian ice cream and Colomba cakes around. From the moment you arrive, you are greeted by the sight and smell of delicious treats.The gelato at Il Brigante is truly exceptional, with a wide range of flavours to choose from. Whether you prefer a more classic flavour like chocolate or something more unique like pistachio or hazelnut, you are sure to find something to suit your taste buds. The quality of the gelato is outstanding, with a rich and creamy texture that is perfectly balanced with the flavours. But it's not just the gelato that makes Il Brigante such a standout shop. The Colomba cakes are also a must-try. These traditional Italian Easter cakes are soft, moist, and packed with flavour. The perfect accompaniment to your gelato, they are available in a range of flavours and sizes, making them ideal for sharing with friends or family. The staff at Il Brigante are also incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, always happy to recommend their favourite flavours or answer any questions you may have. The atmosphere in the shop is warm and welcoming, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some delicious treats. Overall, Gelateria Il Brigante is an absolute must-visit for anyone looking for amazing Italian ice cream and Colomba cakes. With high-quality ingredients, friendly service, and an unbeatable range of flavours, it's easy to see why this gelato shop has become a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. Highly recommended!

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