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Gelateria Il Porticciolo

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Piazza Marconi 12, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 120 695 0113
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ice cream

Really good peach Gelato and raspberry ice. Very refreshing on such a hot day. Easy to find, just had down the hill

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really good peach Gelato and raspberry ice. Very refreshing on such a hot day. Easy to find, just had down the hill

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

With my best friend I did a gelaterie contest while she was visiting me in Florence. We had a different gelato from a different gelateria every day (sometimes two haha). After trying a lot in Florence we decided to take a break in Vernazza and after one week of eating icecream we both agreed that the one in Vernazza was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had 2 flavours of gelato - cinnamon - which was OUTSTANDING and chocolate which was very good. We hadn't tried cinnamon anywhere else and it was very strong and excellent.

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped here after a trek from the next town over and needed my daily icecream hit. I ordered a dark chocolate gelato and it was probably the best gelato I've ever had in Italy! The service was efficient and the choices were wide ranging and looked homemade. Definitely make sure you stop here!

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Levanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The best ice cream on our week long trip in Cinque Terre! Fresh made and wide selection. Situated close to the bay - so enjoy a refreshing view.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I had gelati this evening and they were amazing! I went for the peach and raspberry whilst he went for raspberry and chocolate. All flavours were delicious - the peach and raspberry tasted like fruit smoothied rather than watery and sugary like in other Vernazza places. And the service was top class - professional, polite and friendly.... More 

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Vernazza, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The staff was very terse and seemingly agitated. They disrespectfully rushed us along and were seemingly annoyed with us for even visiting.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stopped by for gelato MANY times during our 4 days in Vernazza. Always a wonderful treat. Best gelato I have had and the owner is a great person - very patient with the kids and the "Ugly Americans" who order the Two Dollar chocolate and vanilla ice cream" - yes I stood behind a couple who ordered like that.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stopped in Il Porticciolo mid-hike and I LOVED the gelato. The owner also took the time to explain the history behind each of his delicious goodies - i.e. where the recipe came from and what ingredients were in it. I highly recommend this gelato spot!

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our teenagers rated this gelato the best on the Liguria. Located down by the pier, it closes early, and had flavour selections we had not encountered in our travels - kiwi & banana. The Melone was delicious. While it might be considered pricey for the serving, the overheads for this Gelateria must be prohibitive, so we didn't think twice, besides... More 

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  • Address: Piazza Marconi 12, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 120 695 0113

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