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Gelateria Nico

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Fondamenta Zattere 922, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 5293
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Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions

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  • 112
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  • 49
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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
Good Ice Cream

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
ZacharyB650
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Los Altos, California
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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16 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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Los Altos, California
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31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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58 helpful votes 58 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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Chapel Hill, NC
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

On the water, ice cream was very good - pistachio flavor tasted like fresh pistachios - we stopped briefly for coffee, beer, ice cream and the service was great and on the water. Right by the Zattere waterbus stop and near museums etc. Recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Considering this place is supposed to be the oldest gelateria in Venice one would expect it to be better. The server was rude, didn't observe who had been waiting longest and got the order wrong. On top of this the ice cream was too warm and melted instantly. No no no...

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The gelato was very tasty. The whipped "cream" topping had a special name ... THAT should not be missed. Ours also had some chocolate chunks - only issue with this place is you CANNOT SIT DOWN to just have gelato unless you want to wait for waiter service .... and it is a LONG wait. We stopped by before lunch.... More 

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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
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 5293

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

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