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La Mela Verde

Fondamenta de L'osmarin-Castello, 30126 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Good ice cream in Venice but not the best in Italy. Staff can speak english and the place without any seat

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I went there with my husband and baby today and ended up with 6 scoops of gelato! Lemon/mint/basil; pink grapefruit; lemon; cherry; chocolate; and ricotta & pistachio - all were the right creaminess without it being too sweet. The ricotta & pistachio, lemon mint basil, and pink grapefruit were my favourites. The worst was cherry which somehow tasted like Dairy... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went there on basis of these reviews - I was disappointed. Rather limited choice of straightforward flavours - not the best I've had in Venice and nothing like as good as La Gelateria in London, which does interesting and unusual combinations as well as standards like pistachio etc. Shame they don't provide any seating by the canal. Staff did... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

La Mela Verde has so many delicious flavors it's hard to choose, but the pistacchio is without doubt the king. The prices are the average prices for Venetian gelaterias - 2.5 Euros for two flavors. We tried during our stays in Venice many flavors, and usually the sorbets were a bit less amazing then the others, although still very good... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Yes, there are hundreds of small stands with gelato all over Venice. If you're looking for the best (and the only one truly worth searching for) wind your way through a few alleyways in San Marco to find La Mela Verde. I have tried gelato all over Italy and the Mediterranean and this is by far the best. Local ingredients,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

I ate here a few times whilst in Venice, good gelato but not the best I have had in Italy. Probably the best in Venice though! The cioccolato was very smooth with just the right amount of bitterness to it. Melt in your mouth goodness. Not so impressed with their signature mela verde (green apple) flavour though. Each to their... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Seriously...this is a tiny, little gelateria along a very small & charming canal with the MOST incredible gelato that I tasted in Italy. The nocciola and the dark chocolate will leave you feeling euphoric. I realize that it seems like I'm exaggerating....but...I'm not. When in Venice, do not leave without tasting La Mela Verde's gelato...Ciao!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The green apple and the chocolate gelato tasted so good. It is worth the walk. Also quite cheap. You should never leave Venice without trying La Mela Verde! :)

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Rahway, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Ice cream is quite literally my favorite food, and given the rave reviews here on TA, La Mela Verde was high on my list of places to visit. I had 3 flavors: zabaglione, vanilla/almond/cherry, and cremino. Was it good? Obviously. It was gelato in Italy. Was it the best of our trip? No, that was found in Sicily. Worth it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I had A LOT gelato while we were in Italy, but there were only two places truly worth mentioning. Gelateria del Teatro in Rome, and La Mela Verde. The gelato was exquisitely flavored, the perfect temperature and texture (not the run of the mill stuff you'd find in more touristy parts of the city), and there was... More

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