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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 #93 of 2,798 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Seattle, WA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The lineups at this place had put me off for a long time but recently I decided to make the wait with a friend. We had fun chatting with the tourists in line and it was clear that locals and visitors alike had high expectations. The verdict one we were served at last? It was your standard, if overpriced, cup... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great Gelato but, Visited here with some friends form the US who kindly purchased our selections. They used US cash and were completely ripped off! Instead of the US dollar being worth more than the Canadian dollar they received a penalty and their dollars were only work 90 cents Canadian. Shame..

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Como, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I came here super excited to try Vancouver's best gelateria...and I left incredibly disappointed!!!!!!! Besides the crazy price and the absurdly small quantity of ice cream that you get, THE QUALITY ITSELF ISN'T GOOD AT ALL! I'm an Italian exchange student in Vancouver, and I can guarantee that this place in Italy would be considered a lousy one: the taste... More

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