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Gelateria Nico

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Fondamenta Zattere 922, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 5293
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions

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  • 115
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    Very good
  • 51
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  • 19
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's the view!

We dropped in for desserts, they were expensive but delicious. We sat on the terrace outside which has glorious views. We sat for quite a while which was no problem on a busy afternoon. We found the service to be very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Delicious gelateria right on the water! This place came highly recommended by our local Airbnb host, and it was perfect to get while watching the sun go down. Their portions are generous so one scoop was definitely enough for me. Definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We dropped in for desserts, they were expensive but delicious. We sat on the terrace outside which has glorious views. We sat for quite a while which was no problem on a busy afternoon. We found the service to be very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stopped here for some ice cream and coffee because it was listed as *the* place to go for Italian gelato. The ice cream was indeed fantastic and good value for money (I only ordered 2 scoops but it was the equivalent of about twice as much !) The café itself is not very pretty though, so if looks is... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to this place because it was in the guide book as one of the best places in Venice to get gelato/desert, but was really only average at best. Not cheap by any means and were surrounded by pigeons the whole time. You'll get much better gelato from the far cheaper stalls in the city.

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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great location - they have a very beautiful terrace overlooking the Canal and the Giudecca island! The icecream is absolutely fantastic!!!! I would recommend gianduia!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Came here for gelato and it was essentially empty except for one person. The staff was pretty rude in serving us icecream. They seemed much more friendlier to the Italians that came in. After we got our ice cream, we sat down. However the staff said that at the 1.50 price, since it was the take out price, we couldn't... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I think this possibly is my first ever review and I feel I need to write it to warn people of this place. Whilst on a fabulous walking tour in Venice - this ice-cream place was recommended to us by a tour guide. After some serious walking around Venice we took the advice given and made our way to find... More 

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Los Altos, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The ice cream was good here and the staff was average. We mainly stopped here to watch all the boats and cruise ships go right by us. It was a good place to stop if you are passing by.

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brazil
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We tried to eat an ice cream here, but the staff were incredibly rude. They gave us a cone with hair on the top of the ice cream. He said that this hair was mine, but my hair is black, and the one in the cone was yellow, them he throw the cone on the trash, gave us other and... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I tried the pistachio and strawberry flavors. The pistachio was good, but it was average in the sense that I feel like I can get that same flavor in most gelaterias. The strawberry was disappointing because it seemed to have been artificially colored, was more the consistency of ice cream and not good tasting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fondamenta Zattere 922, 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: Families with children, Special occasions

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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.