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Gelateria Alaska

Santa Croce
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Calle Larga dei Bari, 1159 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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    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 3 weeks ago
Göteborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank Rebekah B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Göteborg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mandelmassa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank mary beth b
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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 

Thank Travis N
Mandeville, Jamaica
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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 

Thank marciacharlebois
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Arguably the best gelato in Venice. Great refresher for after lunch or mid-afternoon. Even better after visiting one of the many excellent restaurants in the area for your after dinner stroll. Try their special ginger ice cream.

Thank profsp2015
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I usually don't like to write bad reviews, but seriously this is the worst gelato I ever tried! I read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. What a waste of time and money!! The gelato had the consistency of travelers diarrhea and after only a few licks i think the diarrhea would have tasted... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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 

Thank Bronwyn B

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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.