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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Late Night

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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
Such a relief

We went to this place right after walking from Monterosso to Vernazza. Great gelato, great view, and friendly service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went to this place right after walking from Monterosso to Vernazza. Great gelato, great view, and friendly service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I visited this place last summer and it was an life changing experience. I've been in Italy on three different occasion and I've come across some amazing gelato, but non of my prior experiences with this Italian delicacy have even come close to what this place has to offer. First of all the service what me and my friends received... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After enjoying a full-blown Italian meal, our group settled in for an extra desert, delicious servings of gelato at this charming shop overlooking the harbor. While its difficult to mess-up smooth, creamy delights, this shop was a delightful find. All enjoyed wonderful gelato and some lovely scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We tried six flavors between the two of us. Each flavor was intense and delicious. Our favorites were cannella (cinnamon) and amarena (black cherry). This place is conveniently located next to the marina, and a great post-hike treat!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I travelled with my son (16 years old) to the Cinque Terre, Porto Venere and also Florence. Although I have liver for the last 30 years in UK I am originally Italian and am particularly fussy about the ice cream. We tried in every location the most voted ice cream places on Tripadvisor and both my son and I agreed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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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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