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Gelateria Il Porticciolo

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Piazza Marconi 12, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
1206 950113
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Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Dessert

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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
Most recent review
not to sound cliche but BEST GELATO EVER

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
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New York City, New York
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  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn NY
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46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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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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New York
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The guy was very honest and of course the ice cream is amazing!!! Feel like heaven. I reccomand this galateria

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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: 1206 950113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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