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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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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth the hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Katie H
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Great place. Interesting flavours and the owner is lovely. He even have the kids free samples after we had ordered and paid. Very unassuming place.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Really enjoyed the ice cream here. You get tired of all the same range of flavours being presented everywhere. This was a good range for winter. The ginger was particularly good. Very nice man (prob owner) serving too. Seemed to be interested - not the sometimes bored, indifferent approach you can get.

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Dardago, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We found this place not he way back to the train station at the end of our day. We were surprised that they had a large selection of about 12 different gelatos and half were dairy free. Our is dairy free, so he was excited he didn't have to just choose fragola, limone, or lampone (strawberry, lemon or raspberry). My... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We went to Gelateria Alaska because we'd seen they offered dairy-free gelato. They only had three flavors, all just sorbets, but the guy refused to let me sample any of them before deciding (really? EVERY place in Italy lets you sample!). So I went with a mixed berry and the ginger, because it sounded interesting. Hands down, the poorest gelato... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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Staying in Santa Croce

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.