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Gelateria Nico

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Dorsoduro, 922 | Fondamenta Zattere, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 5293
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ice cream to take away

Very nice selection of ice cream at very nice taste.. Reasonably priced if take our rather than sat down.. However in Venice there are many places where ice cream are as good, so no need to make an effort to get it here if you won't be in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Elmunyoz
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Didn't sit down inside, just ordered some gelato to accompany us on a walk. Really good quality -- pistachio was terrific.

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Thank CL W
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We had walked all around of venezia and we had just stopped for a little break. We bought our icecream and had wanted to sit and relax. But a few minutes after owner came to us and he said,"you cant sit here because you are very big family and because of you,our customers dont sits here". And we go out... More 

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Thank Laçin b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited for coffee & gelato on at least 3 occasions. Delicious gelato, good service & great view. The fresh gelato lovely & soft but the desserts were frozen very hard which in the winter months meant they took an age to eat. Would give paninis a miss though. Sunny spot to enjoy the winter sun.

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Thank Travelledallaround
Champaign, Illinois
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We tried other places in Venice, but all were mediocre compared to Nico's. Go for the Amerana (cherry) it far out shines the chocolate, hazelnut or pistachio.

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Thank FatdogThyme
Ansty, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Worth making the walk to this part of town just for this place. Great range of flavours and the best pistachio gelato ever.

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Thank Graham G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Very nice selection of ice cream at very nice taste.. Reasonably priced if take our rather than sat down.. However in Venice there are many places where ice cream are as good, so no need to make an effort to get it here if you won't be in the area.

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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Gelateria Nico sells the most wonderfully flavoured, nicest textured and perfectly frozen ice cream we have ever eaten. The view across the canal to Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore of course adds to the experience, but I would drive 100 miles to an industrial unit in my horrible hometown of Wolverhampton for a scoop of this stuff. Just perfect.

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Thank 318808
Bridport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The location is lovely: you can buy your gelato and walk along the waterfront looking at the boats. However the gelato itself is a disappointment. It is not made with fresh flavourings: you can taste the citric acid in the lemon sorbetto, and can see the very bright blue green colourings in the After Eight gelato. I prefer gelato that... More 

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Thank Annie H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Lovey walk down the canal and a great little place to pick up some ice cream on a warm day. Top ice cream but had better wafers on San Marco Square and only slightly dearer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Been visiting Venice for 20 years, Nicos is always a stop for the ice cream with whipped cream. Sit outside and watch the boats go by. great value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dorsoduro, 922 | Fondamenta Zattere, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 5293

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

Neighborhood Profile
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.