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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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Dining options: Dessert, Late Night

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    Atmosphere
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Lucky us...our six-night accomodations were at Maria's Charming Room, just next door! This was the very best gelato, and friendly service, too! We tasted at other gelato shops in Vernassa, but found ourselves loyal to Gelateria Il Porticciolo; fresh...homemade! I'm a very straight forward vanilla... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Kathleen H
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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Lucky us...our six-night accomodations were at Maria's Charming Room, just next door! This was the very best gelato, and friendly service, too! We tasted at other gelato shops in Vernassa, but found ourselves loyal to Gelateria Il Porticciolo; fresh...homemade! I'm a very straight forward vanilla lover, but my husband could not get enough of their licorice gelato. Give it a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

A few of us chose pistachio. The taste came out just perfectly. We even wanted to return after eating this delicious stuff on the rocks nearby. There's always a queue, but you get your ice cream fast. Possibly the best gelato in Italy. Go for it!

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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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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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New York City, New York
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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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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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