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Bella Gelateria & Gelato

1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B7, Canada
604.569.1010
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Ranked #89 of 2,809 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Ottawa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Freshest most tasty Gelato we've had in years!! Line ups are long here but well worth the wait :) it's no wonder why they've won so many awards. Enjoy!!

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Newport Beach, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great, great, great gelato. We went around 11pm and there was still a line out the door to about the corner of the street (probably a 10 or so minute wait), but it was worth every minute. The place is incredible.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Never been a big gelato fan--until Bella. Too much to say. Just go to their website and check out all the details of their history and what makes people line up around the block to get in! AT LEAST TASTE the "Black Sesame gelato"! Sound gross? It's amazing, especially if you like "peanut buttery" stuff. Amazing! Been to Bella MANY... More

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Seattle, WA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I heard of this little gelato place while having drinks in a bar in Whistler, BC. A gelato so good complete strangers mention it to you when you say you're heading to Vancouver??! Yep! The next day, we planning to try it out in the late evening. It was a short walk from our Robson street hotel and very easy... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I were walking back from the seawall when a well dressed woman who spoke very little English asked us,"...world's best ice cream?" We shrugged our shoulders and continued back. Two blocks later was the Bella Gelateria. Wow. The woman we had seen earlier walked in a few minutes later, and we greeted her with big gelato grins.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We really enjoyed the Gelato so much we went twice. The lines were long and the counter area cramped but the Gelato more than made up for it. The staff were very friendly and helpful as well. I highly recommend!!!!

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were put off by the really long queues on all the evenings that we tried to go here. And for me, no ice cream is really worth such a long, long wait! We finally made it on our last day in Vancouver during the afternoon when the queue was more bearable and we had time to kill before flying.... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well--all of the prizes this gelato has won tell the story. This is outstanding gelato, much like you'd get at the best places in Italy. It is pricey--Italy is better in that regard, but it deserves all the praise it gets.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went for some gelato after my uncle told me that they won the world's best gelato. And I can definitely see (taste) why! I had the Lavender and Earl Grey, while my husband had the Salted Caramel, and also the Hazelnut. Imagine what those flavours would taste like, and that's exactly what they tasted like. That description didn't make sense?... More

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Victoria, B.C.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stood in a lineup for 10 minutes with friends from the East coast. They move people through quickly, and were friendly enough, but I think I am just not a true gelato fan. They have a great selection; the portions were on the big side; the gelato was a little soft - and with the sun outside, melted really quickly.... More

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