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Tutto Freddos: Where to Eat in Cuenca for Pizza and Ice Cream

One of our favorite places to go for pizza and ice-cream in Cuenca is Tutto Freddos. It’s just off Parque Caulderon on Benigno Malo y Simon Bolivar.

We usually get personalized pizzas and then finish off with ice-cream. Drew and I usually have a piece or two of our pizza left over and Bryan does not mind polishing that off for us. They also have sandwiches, lasagna, cakes, pies, cookies and other treats.

There are a lot of flavors of hard ice-cream to choose from including beer, margarita and some others inspired by alcohol. We have not tried any of those but they look interesting. There are also the traditional flavors and some flavors we never would have seen in Nova Scotia like mora and tree tomato. They serve soft ice-cream as well which tastes a lot like Dairy Queen soft serve.







You can eat up or downstairs, upstairs there are booths all along one side of the seating area. There is also a big screen T.V which is usually showing a soccer game.

Have you been at Tutto Freddos? Let us know what you thought of it by commenting on this post.

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  • Ernesto Legra May 13, 2013, 8:47 pm

    The meaning of the phrase “ice cream” varies from one country to another. Phrases such as “frozen custard”, “frozen yogurt”, “sorbet”, “gelato” and others are used to distinguish different varieties and styles. In some countries, such as the United States, the phrase “ice cream” applies only to a specific variety, and most governments regulate the commercial use of the various terms according to the relative quantities of the main ingredients.

  • angela August 17, 2012, 5:12 am

    Hey I’ve been living here for about a year and I’d love to know some great cafe places something like a starbucks ( although I know there isn’t one here) or at least any great restaurants ? :)

    • Jim August 18, 2012, 1:32 pm


      One thing I love is great coffee, but black with nothing added. There are two coffee shops on Mariscal Sucre, on the block next to the flower market. Both serve Loja coffee which is quite good.

  • Sharon June 20, 2012, 10:41 am

    We visited here in January during a two week whirlwind trip through Ecuador. There was a concert going on outside Parque Calderon and people were milling around late, sitting on park benches, just enjoying themselves. It reminded me of people relaxing at Disneyland. We ate upstairs at the restaurant and I was surprised we even got a seat because it is so popular. Our ice cream treats were delicious and we will definitely come back. Oh, our favorite breakfast place was next door I believe. We sat at the window and watched people in the park.

  • Mark May 28, 2012, 10:05 am

    That’s pretty good, I thought this place was called ‘Nice Cream’ but perhaps I’m confusing it with somewhere else.
    Helado de Paila is an interesting ice cream too. I have forgotten how its different than regular ice cream. I think there is a few places to get it in Cuenca.

    Also is that a beer in one of the ice cream flavors?

    • Bryan Haines May 28, 2012, 11:31 am

      Hey Mark – yes the sign also says Nice Cream. The legal name is Heladerias Tutto Freddo S.A. and we know it as Tutto Freddos… We’ve heard it also called Nice Cream – guess it all works. We haven’t tried Helado de Paila, but we’ll search it out now.

      Yes, in their new flavors, there is a beer and a rum flavor, along with many others. Haven’t tried it though…


  • Aaron Evans May 25, 2012, 2:28 pm

    I’ve got to defend my own favorite Cuenca pizza parlor — La Fornace!

    • Bryan Haines May 25, 2012, 6:50 pm

      Hey Aaron – It is very good – they put more cheese on than any pizza shop I’ve ever been to. Thanks for the tip!

  • P & E May 19, 2012, 10:14 am

    They have my all-time favorite ice cream at Christmas time: Bailey’s! Yum!

  • Joe Everette May 17, 2012, 10:11 am

    My wife and I spent February and March in Cuenca. We made many afternoon visits to Tutto Freddos. It definately was one of our favorite places to visit. My wife especially loved the Mocachino.

  • Jim May 16, 2012, 6:33 pm

    I heard someone say “pizza”, here I am.

    They don’t skimp on the sauce do they? I’ll have to give it a try soon.

    • Bryan Haines May 16, 2012, 6:37 pm

      They are the best pizzas that we’ve had in Cuenca. The sauce is very good and there is a ton of cheese. Not bad for $5.

      • Jim June 10, 2012, 9:43 am

        Thanks Bryan, I will be trying it soon.


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