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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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
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
Only problem is the proprietor is the only employee - it was closed for several hours during the day

Some of the very best gelato and unusual flavors in Venice- highly worth it but check store hours!! I had a hazelnut / chocolate double dip cone. The gelato is made on site!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Dallas, TX
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The unusual ice cream flavours make it worth a bit of a detour but the care the proprietor takes with each customer should earn him a continual full house. Everyone is received with a smile and patience even if there is a language barrier. After leaving, our young son tripped and started crying because he thought his treat was ruined... More 

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Province of Venice, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This fantastic little gelateria is run by a lovely elderly gentleman who makes the ice-cream using fresh ingredients. When asked why the pistachio ice -cream was not the usual green colour he replied "it is made with pistachio nuts, not with colours and flavours". The ginger ice-cream is just too scrumptious to describe. Find this gem on the Calle larga... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

After reading all the reviews i made a secial visut and was disappointed. We had kne lemon and one ginger gelatk and honestly i could make better gelato. Had to throw it away and buy more at another place.

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Dallas, TX
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Some of the very best gelato and unusual flavors in Venice- highly worth it but check store hours!! I had a hazelnut / chocolate double dip cone. The gelato is made on site!

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The Netherlands
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89 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An extensive selection of gelato sand sorbets with very reasonable prices. A perfect post dinner treat when in Venice.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

like most people reviewing, went there after reading about the place. There is lot of good gelato in Italy and this is just another shop, would rate it as something very special. Took quite some effort to hunt this place down, eventually had to get the international roaming and gps on. Had the pistachio flavor, was alright. Actually ended up... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

After having seen favorable reviews for this gelateria, we decided to try it. The experience was awful. The ice cream had no flavor, grainy texture, and leftover paper pieces left mixed in. Definitely should be on the ten worse list.

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Venice, Italy
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I decided to try the ice cream of Alaska as it is recommended in my Venice guide. I tried mint and mango. The first one was very good, made with real mint leaves, but the mango flavour had no taste. I recommend it if you like eating ice creams with no artificial colours.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a joke. Ice cream/gelato is my favorite food in the world. This being said I do not travel to a city (especially in Italy) without finding where the best gelato is. After seeing a couple articles that claimed Gelateria Alaska was not only the best gelateria in Venice but also one of the best in Italy I thought... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Alaska is rated as an excellent gelateria in Venice. Many recommendations and excellent reviews in travel guides. This week we experienced something quite different. For exact the same reason, being recommended a very good gelateria, we walked here during our Venice city holiday and I must admit, it was the worst ice cream I had in Venice The texture of... 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

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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.