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Gelateria Alaska

Calle Larga dei Bari, 1159 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy (San Croce)
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Ranked #521 of 1,210 restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Neighborhood: San Croce
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: San Croce
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93 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Basel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This artisanal gelateria has some very tasty ice creams, with some interesting flavours, such as Rucola! It was certainly delicious, all I could recommend would be to buy 5 scoops not two!

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We made a special trip to find Alaska. Needless to say we had to cross over half of Venice to find it. Alaska had very good gelato but I would make the trip only if I was in the area.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

In many guide I read it was recommended, but it did not live the hype. I was so excited when I arrived, because of some original flavors, but the ice cream itself it is not that good. As some reviews says it is very watery

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Not sure how this place got the reputation for being ?the best gelato? It's not. It's watery, icey, messy and more like a slushy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Have been in Italy 2 weeks, having a nearly daily dose of gelato, this was so very bad. The fruit flavors were flavourless and full of chunks of ice, the cream flavours tasted industrial. It was the first place that wouldn't let us taste first - a bad sign. The people who gave this a good review have not had... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

He has some really interesting flavors as well as the old standbys. Not too far from the train station. Use a GPS to find it.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After sampling gelato all over Italy for over 20 years and elsewhere for longer than that, I can say that, so far, this is the worst ever. The Mrs. and I tried 4 flavors between us and they were all tasteless and flabby. Add in the ice crystals and that about sums it up. Avoid this place.

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is the ultimate place in Venice for a Gelato, I had read a review on a blog for this place and decided we'd go find it and we weren't disappointed at all it was the best Gelato I had on my stay in Venice. I ordered the Fragola Gelato which was so fresh and tasted better than the whipped... More

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