BONO Gelato

2/F SM City Makati, East Drive, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

BONO Gelato
4.5
4.5 Stars

222 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 138
  • 4 stars 60
  • 3 stars 23
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 326 Reviews
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  • 222 Reviewers
Category:
Gelato
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6325510587

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Midz S.
3.0 Stars
2

I visited Bono last October 31 to claim a perk for Globe customers: get a double scoop of gelato for the price of one! You can choose 2 flavors, by the way, so I had the pistachio and the s'mores in a cup. You can have it on their chocolate cone for an additional P10. I ended up paying P150, and yes, that's the discounted price. Uhhh I asked and this was supposed to cost me P300. Seriously?

But the gelato was good. It was thick. The pistachio tasted legit. The s'mores had some graham bits and chocolate. It was sweet. The taste wasn't close to s'mores but it was okay.

The place is nice. It's a comfy place where you can just sit down and enjoy your gelato.

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Ida W.
2.0 Stars

I never really liked BONO because their "gelato" in my opinion tasted quite cheap. The ones you can buy in a grocery store tastes better.

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Glenn E.
3.0 Stars

Lately, I haven't seen the guy who sells taho every morning in Hitop Supermarket in Anonas. I kinda miss eating taho every after my shift at night.

Last night, I went to Makati and I passed by Bono and saw this Taho flavor. I was kinda intrigued and decided to drop by before going to work since I really want to eat taho. I was out of the radar for awhile so I didn't know that this Bono Taho flavor was a thing a few months ago. Haha

I ordered 1 scoop of taho flavored gelato for 130 php and it was ok. It tasted like the usual taho topped with mini tapioca pearls and arnibal syrup. It's fun to eat coz it's ice cream but nothing extra ordinary about it. In a way, it satisfied my cravings for taho but too expensive for a small cup.

I'm missing the old flavors.. 128531

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

Reviewing their pop-up store in SMX Convention in MOA. Visited them last Sunday and bought a scoop because of my impulsive decisions and not being able to fight the urge for some ice cream. This pop-up store may mean them trying to picture the demand for their specialized gelatio in the area. Since MOA is up to something big, and by big, their renovation to add another level to their now huge space, more and more restaurants are sure gonna sprout soon. I am excited about it.

Newest addition to the growing gelato choices from Bono is the Butterbeer! I am a Harry Potter fan so it was an easy deal. They had this promotion so one scoop of (only the Butterbeer variant) it only cost 80 bucks. Who'd say no to such good deal? Not me!

I liked their mix of butter + beer + pretzels. I was looking for the pretzels when they handed me this cup, only to find out it's mixed in the gelato na pala. Overall, I liked the mix, not too sweet compared to the ones served in the Wizarding World. The mix of sweet butter-y dessert with the contrast of small crunchy pretzels was 128077🏻.

Only issue for me was the ice cream melted faster than usual, but I forgive them for that since it being a pop-up, the gelato were placed in a metal cooler similar to dirty ice cream carts.

Please open a branch in MOA! Please, please, please? 128521

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Denise A.
3.0 Stars
8

A lot have been hyping on this TAHO by Bono Gelato. I got curious so I gave it a try at SM Makati branch.
1 order cost P130, even for the single scoop of other flavors.
It consists of SOY MILK + SAGO + COCO SYRUP!

✔️PROS
-It really tasted like a real taho. Mas masarap kainin kasi malamig na malamig.
-Enjoyed the Soy Milk. Pero hindi ko malasahan yung Soy Bean taste na hinahanap ko. It became to milky, watery and overloaded with sugar.
-Naimpress ako sa customer service. Closing time na 5 minutes before closing hrs ng mall, pero si Ate ineentertain lahat ng gusto pa rin magorder, WITH A SMILE!
-INSTAGRAMMABLE! (Talagang sinama ko pa haha!)

✖️CONS
-It's too frothy. I was expecting a more creamy texture since it's a Gelato, pero parang bubbles yung kinakain ko. Ang bilis niyang matunaw sa bibig. Hindi ko masyadong naenjoy yung pakain.
-It's too sweet! Masyadong maraming coco syrup. At first I didn't mix it when I tasted it, since masyado akong natamisan I tried mixing it pero sobrang tamis parin 128565
-Too expensive for the quality. Marami na akong friends na naghyhype about BONO to the point na nataasan ko yung standards ko. But upon trying it, parang may better pa akong mga natry. Maybe I have to try other flavors next time.

Rating: 3.5/5127775

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Ruth D.
5.0 Stars

Have you tried BONO Gelato's Taho Flavor yet? It's sooooo good! 128525128525128525 If not, here are some reasons why you should try it, aside from the fact that it tastes exactly like taho. 128517

✅ Vegan
✅ Dairy-free
✅ Until April 30, it's only PhP80.00 for a single scoop!

For this flavor, they only use soy milk, sago, and coco syrup. 128076🏼

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Mica C.
5.0 Stars

I find gelato to be a bit on the sweet side but I surprisingly enjoyed Bono's gelato despite its array of rich flavors. Let me be clear, I am a vanilla girl at heart while my partner loves his chocolate and all his yummy flavors you try "to make you feel alive" type.

But the die-hard Harry Potter fan in me couldn't resist to try Butterbeer, it was as if fate "Accio"-d me to "Avada Kedavra" my week-long diet. I guess I'll need to "Reparo" my resolve and finish my dreaded burpees tomorrow. I felt "confunded" as I floundered on my choice for about a minute.

My BF and I split a cup with scoops of Butterbeer and Ube Mango Symphony. And I enjoyed every bite and I didn't feel the usual "umay", only umami, it was that yummy. The sweet butterbeer was countered by plain pretzels integrated in each scoop that provided a different texture and balance. I would love to be back and try this again for sure!

Finite Incantatum.

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Patrick B.
5.0 Stars

Ordered a single scoop taho gelato for only 80 pesos since they have a promo.

It's been a while since I had my last taho gelato and I still think it's very good. It definitely tasted like a legit taho but with the gelato texture and it's cold. Perfect for the hot weather. So if you like eating taho, you'll like this if you're willing to pay more for a taho. 128516

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PiaP E.
4.0 Stars

While strolling at the mall, we passed by Bono Gelato and saw the poster of their feature for the month...TAHO! 128561

So my curiosity strikes again and impulsively buys a scoop of Taho Gelato! 128513

By the looks, it's yummy already! 128523 As I took my first try, I decided to taste first the gelato itself (minus the tapioca and brown sugar syrup) as I want to taste the authenticity of the "taho flavor". And I was surprise! 128561 It really has hints of taho taste (probably because of the soy milk) + creamy gelato. On my second scoop, I already combined it with the brown sugar syrup and the tapioca, it made me think I was eating chilled taho minus the silky texture of the soy. What I didn't enjoy was the tapioca. Unlike the usual taho or even the pearls for milk teas, the tapioca is chewy. Bono Gelato's tapioca seems undercooked as the middle part is still hard. As I know a few things about cooking 🤓, my take away here is probably once the tapioca is topped over the gelato, it then starts to harden giving an undercooked texture. If I may suggest, what Bono Gelato can do is to combine the sugar syrup and the tapioca, so as to maintain the chewiness.

Overall, I enjoyed the cup of gelato. For this review, it's a 11088️11088️11088️11088️ for me.

Just a 128221, I am not so sure if it is the hot weather, but you have to eat it quickly as it melts fast.

#PiaPEats

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Sheryl Anne B.
5.0 Stars

Soooo their Taho flavor is back, just for the summer season! And they have an ongoing promo! P80 for single scoop until the end of April 128521 I'm soooo haaappeeeeee!

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Michelle E.
3.0 Stars

Okay. Didn't really get it at sm makati but got it during Wanderland and i just wanna say how i think this gelato is overpriced if you just get one scoop. Luckily, i availed it with one free scoop because of globe rewards app which is valid until October 31. You just have to show them the badge of Bono that can be found in the perks tab of the app. So i got 2 scoops for 150 pesos only! I got the chocolate and smores flavor. The scoop is small and it was just okay. Nothing special. But, you know, ice cream is ice cream. It makes the world a better place to live in.128541127846

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Gleniz A.
3.0 Stars

Mango & ube symphony - was ok

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Jacqui T.
5.0 Stars

Who wants a yummy Milo Dinosaur while waiting? 999599959995

Chocolatey goodness with crunchy milo powder topped with that thin crispy wafer. Ohhh that was heaven! The yummiest gelato that I've tried so far. Buon Appetito!

The smallest cup was worth 130 pesos already. That's not fair! Sooo bitin.128557128557128557

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Davin C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Cory J.
4.0 Stars

Alam kong marami ng review ang lugar na ito, pero dahil 1st time ko dito, maglalagay pa din ako. Ang sarap ng Milo dinosaur grabe. First time ko din makatikim ng ganitong flavor ever sa kahit anong dessert kaya katuwa, it did not disappoint. Will definitely try other flavors in the future. PS. If you wanna date yourself, I suggest that a Gelateria us a good place to hang.

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Lyka T.
5.0 Stars

Strawberry and Pistacio.. Just delicious!

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars

I tagged my daughter Cherienne along with me this weekend for BFF. She took her sweet time trying out all the food samples she can try and wanted to buy almost everything 128514128514128514 Then she saw BONO. Actually, she didn't know the name of this gelato store. But she knew that it's where we get her favorite Milo Dinosaur gelato! So when she saw BONO, she shouted "Mommy, Milo Dinosaur! Let's buy!" 128518128518 So we did.

One of the owners of BONO was there and she was so delighted with Cherienne's reaction. She asked her how many scoops she wanted and my daughter said 3! They offered her a pint but I asked for just 2 scoops lol Then they gave her free candy sprinkles! She was the happiest 128129🏻

Among all of the gelato sellers in BFF, BONO is still my favorite. They can't beat the thickness and creaminess of BONO's gelato. The texture is just different, it's the best! Nothing compares. Their Milo Dinosaur was so chocolatey and so good, even an adult will love it!

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Jenn N.
4.0 Stars

You can't go wrong with their Cereal & Milk Cookie Sandwich! 128525

I'm glad that they're back in SM Makati! 9786️

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

Caramel Miso sounded weird but it was labeled as a signature gelato. So I tried it and it was sweet-and-a-bit-salty good. I'm surprised I liked it. 128076

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Pearl R.
5.0 Stars

I really love the comfy ambiance of this place. We ordered Blueberry and S'mores. So yummy! One of the best gelato ever. 128076 Will surely go back here and try another flavor.

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