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Calle Larga dei Bari, 1159 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39-041-715211
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Ice cream :)

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Completely disappointed in this place after I spent the a part of the afternoon hunting it down. I have no idea why Lonely Planet not only recommended this place, but named it the best in Venice. That is definitely not the case. It's the worst I've had in Italy, and Canada. Yes this place has unique flavours such as ginger... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I lived in Dorsoduro for a few months, and I would go to visit Roberto at Alaska at least once a week. From my house, it was a longer trip, but it's super accessible from the train station, if a bit out of the way. Roberto is super friendly (he knows me and my friend by name), and I love... More 

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

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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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  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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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.