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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, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Dessert, Late Night

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  • 120
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  • 51
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  • 19
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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
Ice-cream and coffee

Excellent Ice-cream and one of the best expresso coffees I've ever drunk--the cost at 1,10€ a bargain! Friendly, popular, chatty, local clientele watching ball-games on TV and tourists dropping in and out all the time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Peter V
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Amboise, France
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Amboise, France
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent Ice-cream and one of the best expresso coffees I've ever drunk--the cost at 1,10€ a bargain! Friendly, popular, chatty, local clientele watching ball-games on TV and tourists dropping in and out all the time.

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Munich, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Gianduiotto is a block of choco-hazelnut ice cream in a tall glass of whipped cream. You're unlikely to find it outside of Italy, so order it here and gaze at the Giudecca canal from the Gelateria Nico terrace, which extends over the water. Romantic for couples, soothing for singles. I escaped from the crowds yesterday and calmed down by spending... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

While enjoying a walk through Venice and passing through Fondamenta Zatterre stop by Gelateria Nico for some authentic ice cream. There are a number of flavors and definitely worth queuing up for. During the warmer weather it can get a bit busy. I love ice cream and this place is definitely on my list of favorite places.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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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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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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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.