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Gelateria Nico

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Dorsoduro, 922, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 5293
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Family Favorite

It's not fancy, and I've never had their gelato, but my son and I make it a point to get coffee here in the mornings (right near where we stay). Regulars ramble in and out and the scene is quiet and very local. There is always room to stand, and they always made good caffelattes for my son when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very good ice cream...service was OK, rude as standard italian way to serve. The view is amazing, which makes Nico Gelateria more special than others in Venice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It's not fancy, and I've never had their gelato, but my son and I make it a point to get coffee here in the mornings (right near where we stay). Regulars ramble in and out and the scene is quiet and very local. There is always room to stand, and they always made good caffelattes for my son when he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

To tell the truth, yes, you have to walk around 15 min from Rialto, but it is worth it... They offer a wide range of choices.. And you can sit down by the sea or you can have some quite time in Campo Sant'Agnese under the trees....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited this place because it was recommended by our guide book. The ice cream is average, we had two cappucinos - nothing special. We sat outside, some chairs were dirty (lot of pigeons everywhere).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

You will not be disappointed here. The ice cream is worth moving a little outside the beaten path (this Gelato place is facing the Giudecca, just cross the Academia bridge and continue straight turning right when you hit the lagoon). Favorites: peach, raspberry, lemon, ....) They have a nice view (sunset there is great), you pay 5 euros instead of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were recommended this place but we were not as impressed as the reviews led us to believe. We had the traditional Venetian ice cream (I forget the name) that is only served here. It is kept in the back and is served as a block-is it sort of chocolate with nuts but we didn't find it as special as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place to sit and enjoy gelato. The location is great, the gelato creamy and fresh, the service reasonable and prices reasonable. The outdoor seating on the grand canal makes it a double treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Good gelato spot right on the water. Please note that if you pick up gelato in the shop, you cannot then sit at the tables by the water. The tables are reserved for people who order their gelato at the tables. So this can be a good spot for a quick gelato stop or sitting to enjoy a longer gelato... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Without question this is the best gelato that I've had in Venice. I have been seeking out the perfect cone for the last week and I finally found it! I have been to at least 5 other gelaterias in Venice and none of them even came close to this quality gelato. This gelato is comparable to Giolitti in Rome, my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My hotel concierge recommended going to GelatiNico, explaining that this is where Venetians go to get gelato. I've visited numerous Gelato shops during my 3 day stay, and Nico's gelato is my pick of the bunch.

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dorsoduro, 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: Special occasions, Families with children

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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.