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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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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun flavours but not perfect

We were a bit disappointed, unfortunately. Some unusual and fun flavours. Good but a bit icy and could have had more intense tastes. Very friendly though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Mandelmassa
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Göteborg, Sweden
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Lovely, friendly owner that seemed passionate about gelato :) Had just come out with a new chestnut flavour that was my favourite of the ones I tried. Would definitely recommend

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Thank Astridabby
Telluride, CO
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Gelateria Alaska was recommended to us in several different guides--we walked well out of our way to find it, and we were sorely disappointed. The gelato had more the consistency of cheap "ice milk" that you found in the States in the eighties. The flavor was disappointing as well, and the service was grumpy and unfriendly. Huge let down--not worth... More 

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Thank James S
Taunton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

If you love ice cream then you must find this Gelateria. Hand made, organic ice cream to die for. It is the best in Venice. Difficult to find but absolutely worth the effort. Top Tip. The Lonely Planet guide book contains very good directions in its 'Food walk' tour.

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Thank nkosi3113
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Such unique and perfectly subtle flavors! The best gelato I've ever had. The man there was very nice. It was worth searching out.

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Thank Rebekah B
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

After reading mixed reviews we decided to give it a go to try the different flavours. Disappointed. The ice cream had little flavour and was the worst we tried in our 5 day stay. We tried a new place every day. I applaud the trial of flavours but please go back to the drawing board!

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Thank sabox15
Göteborg, Sweden
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed, unfortunately. Some unusual and fun flavours. Good but a bit icy and could have had more intense tastes. Very friendly though.

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Thank Mandelmassa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was our least favorite gelato in all of Italy and we ate a lot of gelato. It was very icy and lacked flavor

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Thank mary beth b
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

You could tell the owner took pride in his creations. We chose the less exotic flavours (chocolate, orange, some berry arrangement etc) to try but it was arguably some of the best gelato we've ever had. Best eaten by combining two different flavours in one serving. Definitely worth the trip at least once.

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Thank SillyWingDing
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I'm a fan of unique flavors of gelato, so I got the celery and ginger gelato, and although it was interesting and unusual, it was not to my taste. The texture is light and fluffy, almost whipped cream-like and the flavor is rather mild and not particularly sweet. If you're expecting heavy, creamy, strongly flavored gelato, this is not the... More 

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Thank Travis N
Mandeville, Jamaica
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

we walked for hours trying to find this gelateria, just as well as i had 2 servings of 2 scoops each...lots of unusual flavors celery??? ginger,fig it was absolutely the best gelato I'd had in all of Italy. and imagine my surprise to find a map of jamaica on the wall and the red green and gold parrot outside!! the... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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.