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Gelateria Il Porticciolo

Piazza Marconi 12, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
1206 950113
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Ranked #1 of 30 restaurants in Vernazza
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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92% Recommend
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Springdale, Arkansas, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Gelateria II Porticciolo is a place you must try while in Cinque Terra Vernazza, Italy. There was quite a line when my husband and I were there last year. It was more than worth the wait when we got to the front of the line and were able to try different flavors. The texture and flavor would have been worth... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Simply wonderful! The texture and flavors were fantastic, and the location (right by the harbor) is great. The staff was friendly and happy to let you sample flavors before deciding. Don't miss this place!!!

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The cinnamon gelato is excellent. The place closes at 6 on weekdays so make sure you get there before then.

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Clovis, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I had my fair share of gelato in the five CT towns, and this one definitely wins over them all. While the owner is humble in his opinions of the place, I would not miss a chance to try the cioccolato and cinnamon flavors. I would definitely recommend dropping in to grab a few flavors, and then enjoying them on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

As far as I've tasted, anyway. :) This great little gelateria is not hard to find just off of Vernazza's main piazza. Helpful and very patient staff. The cinnamon (cannella) gelato is not to be missed! Jenny - jenny@goodtravelerkarma.com www.goodtravelerkarma.com Want to read more? Check out my blog review at: http://goodtravelerkarma.com/italy/cinque-terre/vernazza/il-porticciolo/

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London, UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My wife and I made a point of stopping and trying as many Gelaterias as possible while in CT, and we found this one the best by far! Location is amazing, and it is the only one to make gelato every morning from scratch.

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Darwin, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The most beautiful gelato to enjoy with the most beautiful views. Imagine gelato made with lemons from the family's trees, and how about prickly pear? You must try it. The service was personal, and the gelato delicious- what more could you ask for?

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Lynnwood, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

this is a must try. i loved their plain "milk" gelato with raspberry sorbet. good location along the main square with ample seating out front. great view of the ocean too. we would go back in a heartbeat. staff was friendly. line was not too long mid day/afternoon.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was probably our second favourite gelateria in Italy. The location is absolutely perfect (a short stroll from the rocks / beach) and the ice cream superb. We thought the service was fantastic, too (contrary to what a few other reviewers have said). We were there on a particularly hot day so I of us opted for the fruit lollies... More

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We tried quite a few gelato places on our Italy trip and this was one of the top. The flavors were great and we came back multiple times. The girl who waited on us the first time was kind of rude, but we returned for the product and were served much more pleasantly by a gentlemen the next few times.... More

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