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La Mela Verde

#13 of 1,209 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Castello
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Fondamenta de L'osmarin-Castello, 30126 Venice, Italy
3491957924
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
Description: My GELATO is made daily with fresh high-quality ingredients like milk...
My GELATO is made daily with fresh high-quality ingredients like milk, fresh fruit, pistachios from Sicily, Piedmont hazelnuts IGP, vanilla bourbon and the best cocoa blends for a fantastic dark chocolate. Every single product is choose and selected to offer the best high-quality GELATO, this is my prerogative and the secret of my success. Enjoy it ;)
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Families with children

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good gelato in a city which does not have a lot of it.

There are hundreds of Gelato stalls in Venice. Pretty much all of them serve the same, predictable single flavored stuff that all the rest do. Obviously factory made. That is why I actually prefer NY or London gelato - more variety and custom made. This is one of the few places that actually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

There are hundreds of Gelato stalls in Venice. Pretty much all of them serve the same, predictable single flavored stuff that all the rest do. Obviously factory made. That is why I actually prefer NY or London gelato - more variety and custom made. This is one of the few places that actually breaks the mold and sells unusual flavours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's a tiny kiosk but the gelato is amazing. I had lemon/mint/basil and Amareno and my partner had very dark choc and pink grapefruit. Only E2.50 for 2 scoops. Highly recommended. Takeaway only.

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West Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My sister and I found this on tripadvisor and walked over one evening. The girl at the counter was very sweet and explained the contents of any favors we weren't sure of. It was amazing. I had the amaretto and cookie. We came back again the following day to a new round of flavors. This time my sister got the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were fortunate in that our hotel was only a few steps away from this amazing place. We stopped here every evening after dinner to get our gelato fix. We tried so many flavours and they were all absolutely yummy. So, we just dipped into each other's choices so we could try as many as possible. It wasn't cheap but... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon La Mela Verde while lost and the interesting flavors drew us in. The salted caramel was among the best I've had, and I make it a policy to sample it almost everywhere. The fruit flavors were bright, and the chocolate was rich and not too sweet. We were eager to make a return visit the following day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Both the fruit and cream types are excellent, with silky texture and great flavor. This is simply the best gelato one can ask for.

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Kent
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were wandering through the lanes to find a crooked tower and came across this little gelateria. I don't remember coming across the name on my pre-trip research but the homemade ice cream is delicious. Made by the owner each day, the flavours available may be limited but oh my goodness, they are so very good! Sadly I am gluten... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good price, great service, I had bacio and espresso wasn't so keen on espresso but the back I was beyond tasty. We found it with ease and would recommend to all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I have been eating gelato a couple times a day for the past week and the straciatella here was the best. Very clean store and worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Amazing Ice Cream & Crepes at reasonable prices. Was just over the canal from where we were staying so visited a few times!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fondamenta de L'osmarin-Castello, 30126 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: 3491957924

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

My GELATO is made daily with fresh high-quality ingredients like milk, fresh fruit, pistachios from Sicily, Piedmont hazelnuts IGP, vanilla bourbon and the best cocoa blends for a fantastic dark chocolate. Every single product is choose and selected to offer the best high-quality GELATO, this is my prerogative and the secret of my success. Enjoy it ;)

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.