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Gelateria Alaska

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Calle Larga dei Bari, 1159 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39-041-715211
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
a winter treat.

Really enjoyed the ice cream here. You get tired of all the same range of flavours being presented everywhere. This was a good range for winter. The ginger was particularly good. Very nice man (prob owner) serving too. Seemed to be interested - not the sometimes bored, indifferent approach you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's definitely the best gelato I've ever had. There is a good choice of flavours including more traditional ones as well as several quite unique alternatives. It's really different from the regular fake-coloured and fake-tasting range. Personally loved the pistachio one best!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

After reading all the great reviews we hunted this place down and wish we had not bothered. After having excellent gelato in Florence - and I am not a fan of normal ice cream - I was so looking forward to sampling these wares. Gelato was icy in texture and not smooth, and watery in taste. No flavour whatsoever. Revolting... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Great place. Interesting flavours and the owner is lovely. He even have the kids free samples after we had ordered and paid. Very unassuming place.

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Dublin, Ireland
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54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Really enjoyed the ice cream here. You get tired of all the same range of flavours being presented everywhere. This was a good range for winter. The ginger was particularly good. Very nice man (prob owner) serving too. Seemed to be interested - not the sometimes bored, indifferent approach you can get.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We found this place not he way back to the train station at the end of our day. We were surprised that they had a large selection of about 12 different gelatos and half were dairy free. Our is dairy free, so he was excited he didn't have to just choose fragola, limone, or lampone (strawberry, lemon or raspberry). My... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We went to Gelateria Alaska because we'd seen they offered dairy-free gelato. They only had three flavors, all just sorbets, but the guy refused to let me sample any of them before deciding (really? EVERY place in Italy lets you sample!). So I went with a mixed berry and the ginger, because it sounded interesting. Hands down, the poorest gelato... More 

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honolulu
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Really is the BEST gelato we've ever had. Funny, only flavor we didn't like was coconut but we've been to Hawaii and the Caribbean so coconut is better there for a reason.

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Westlake Village, CA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The gelato was so bad my adult daughter walked back to our hotel and tossed it in the toilet. The product has no taste and was frozen. Ice bits. So was my wife's. Maybe a bad batch but the owner should know and have not sold. If you do go, make sure you ask for a sample first. We were... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This gelato is delicious!! It's quite tucked away but very well worth the effort to find this place. The flavours are unique and authentic, non of the coloured commercial gelato you find on every corner. This is the real deal!

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We decided to try this place after dinner as the sun was setting... We barely made it in time! Actually, the store was closed but the owner was still there and he was nice enough to serve us anyways. The gelatos were good, but not great. I guess I was expecting more. The strawberry one tasted bland a little bit.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Larga dei Bari, 1159 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39-041-715211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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Staying in Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.