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Gelateria lo Squero

Dorsoduro 989-90, Fondamenta Nani, Venice, Italy
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Ranked #183 of 1,193 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Victoria, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the only place I have had pistachio gelato that did not taste adulterated with almond flavouring. The grapefruit sorbet and pear sorbet taste like the fruits themselves. It is the best.

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

As promised, the other best gelato is in Venice. It is Gelateria Squero. It is a little hard to find, but well worth the effort. You do not meet too many tourists here, mostly locals. We made many wrong turns and after asking several locals found this little place next to a canal. We had pear, honey and their specialty,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I havent tried all gelato sold in Venice however i tried it in 5 different gelaterias. And no doubt this one stands out as very delicious. I tried pistacchio, limone & amaretto - all were yummii. We even visited this place three times during our trip! I was pleasanty surprised to see locals buying gelato here in big trays too.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is truly a little gem, and not difficulty to find when you are on the Zatteri because it faces the Church of San Trovaso and it is very close to the celebrated gondola repair shop. We had been here three years ago and had fond memories of the great flavours and good service. We were right to return. This... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Venice can gouge you for items known to tourists, especially the gelato. This gelateria, somewhat off the beaten track, offers quite good gelato for very reasonable prices. The much-sought 2 euro cone actually exists. Skip the places on the famous squares charging as much for a scoop of gelato as for a steak dinner, and stroll down to the waterside... More 

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Steinbach, Burgenland, Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When in Venice we usually have our Room at the Palazzo Guardi around the corner. Whenever on the the way to or from the hotel, we have to stop here at the gelateria do Squero for a cone of wonderful fior di latte with mirtili or whatever your desire is.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Simone, just a short note to say thank you for being part of our wedding day celebrations, everyone loved your Gelato! It was kind of you to agree to work with the guys at Osteria Al Squero bringing our three chosen flavours down to their place so our wedding guests (x43) could enjoy both a flute of Prosecco accompanied by... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

limon gelato ever...so clean and sweet tasting. there were so many flavors to choose from. Other faves were banana, coffee and cherry. We walked everywhere but still gained 3 pounds...what could it have been???

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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I was looking forward to authentic Italian gelato based on previous reviews. On entering the shop, the server was extremely rude and unhelpful. He actually recommended buying the gelato elsewhere as he didn't care. Terrible customer service. Avoid at all costs.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My friend and I went a long way out of our travel route in Venice in order to try il squero ice cream as it was highly recommended. To our big surprise, not only was the selection very poor and the place unhealthy, but the server was extremely rude to us. Stay away and save your time and money. Il... More 

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Address: Dorsoduro 989-90, Fondamenta Nani, Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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