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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Gelato in Vernazza!

We tried gelato in every shop we could, but came back here multiple times. They have the best pistachio gelato of the 16 days we spent in Italy! If you ask the owner, he will explain how its all about the high quality pistachios. Yum! Not to mention, it's the best location to sit by the harbor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We tried gelato in every shop we could, but came back here multiple times. They have the best pistachio gelato of the 16 days we spent in Italy! If you ask the owner, he will explain how its all about the high quality pistachios. Yum! Not to mention, it's the best location to sit by the harbor and enjoy a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was probably THE BEST gelato I had in Italy. We came here on a tour guide's recommendation - he said it was really good gelato, made from grape juice (I think that's what I remember him saying. I could be making this up though). I'm sure he gets some kind of kickback for telling us that, but at least... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great little gelato shop located on the marina in Vernazza. The staff was friendly. The gelato was in metal tins and the flavors and colors were natural looking and tasting. The lemon and chocolate gelato are really good.

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Brooklyn NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This gelato is outstanding! I loved the richness and creaminess of the flavors. I really enjoyed the awesome chocolate flavor of the Fondente. I had been tasting gelato all over Italy for a month. I was reluctant to try this one because it's on the marina where all the hikers and day trippers stop to relax. Boy, am I happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great little place right in the harbor... Best gelato option in Vernazza. Try the lemon! It is made with local lemons and has great flavor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

On a tour the day before visiting Cinque Terre we had been directed to "award winning" gelato. It was probably the worst gelato I had while in Italy. When a tour guide directed us to Gelateria Il Porticciolo, I was skeptical. However, Gelateria Il Porticciolo was the best gelato I had on our trip! I don't usually get lemon but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The gelato and sorbetto were very good however the service wasn't very good. The man working there made it seem like we were interrupting his day by being in his shop. Both the sorbetto and gelato scoops were quite chintzy, (compared to other places) considering we were paying almost double the price than other towns. We both noticed that there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

we had gelato on this gelateria 3 days straight on our 3 days stay at Vernazza...all the flavour was very good, i love the pistachio and lemon. husband love the chocolate and coffee..yumm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had gelato here every day I stayed in Vernazza. I also had gelato at one of the other establishments in Vernazza (after already having my daily fix here!) and this place was definitely better. Great selection. I must have tried about 8 flavours. They were all great! Sometimes there's a queue here. Don't be deterred... Join it! This might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There are three gelaterria in Vernazza, and all three offer excellent gelato at good prices. But Il Porticciolo is in a class of is own with high quality ingredients and particularly intense fruit flavors. It's not just the best gelato in Vernazza but possibly in the entire Cinque Terre.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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