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1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B7, Canada
604.569.1010
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
As good as any I've had in Italy

My daughter and I went to Bella gelato twice in 4 days in Vancouver. I've eaten gelato in Rome and Florence, and this was every bit as good - worth the long line.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We just had a gelato we waited 20 min in the line up. We were so excited to try this world best gelato (I think the judges were on drugs) Then we got our gelato. I tried the world best gelato (absolutely horrible) I'm not exaggerating but this by faar the worst gelato I have ever had in my life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went to Bella gelato twice in 4 days in Vancouver. I've eaten gelato in Rome and Florence, and this was every bit as good - worth the long line.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This little Gelateria certainly gets a lot of attention by tauting itself as the World's Best Gelato. While the flavors are unique and the gelato quite good, it is frankly not worth the average 45 minute wait. And it is expensive. Vancouver is filled with great little gelato places. Go to these.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were staying in the Pacific Rim hotel that is part of the same building where Bella Gelateria is. Every day we would walk past place at different times and be stunned by the length of the queue - especially on the sunny days obviously! The ice cream is nice enough, although without wishing to cause any... More 

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Orange county
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place has wonderful gelato. As good as some of our favorite place in Venice. However, the staff especially the young lady at the register were rude and really soured me on the place. They get a 4 for gelato. A zero for the service.

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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We waited in line to try this famous gelato. We tried a chocolate brownie and a cherry. Both were worth the wait!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Maybe thats not fair, because the quality of the Gelato is exceptional... but, there is ALWAYS an absurd line, and do you really want to wait 45 minutes for gelato? And is it really that much better than your average Gelateria? I don't think so... The story is good (first non-Italian to win world Gelateria contest), the ingredients are meticulously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The line up in the summer time generally runs out the door and to the corner of the pavement. It takes roughly 20 minutes to get through, but if you are one of the patient folk that can stand to wait it out - you will not regret it! The first time I sampled their gelato I was not impressed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not sure what I am missing. I tried this place twice to try to understand what all the hype was about. To be fair, I live in SF, where we have several extraordinary ice cream choices. Maybe that is not true in Vancouver. I thought this was very good ice cream but no where near my top 10 and certainly... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had been meaning to try it, but after seeing the insane line ups at the downtown location. I always said 'next time ' Finally , I made it to the Yaletown one , fan tastic ! The wait was only about 10 min .. Next time I will go for pizza and gelato there , looked really good ..... More 

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Additional Information about Bella Gelateria & Gelato

Address: 1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B7, Canada
Phone Number: 604.569.1010
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604.569.1010
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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