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La Mela Verde

#8 of 1,137 Restaurants in Venice
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Fondamenta de L'osmarin-Castello, 30126 Venice, Italy
3491957924
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Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
the best Gelato!

So many great flavors. We walked to this shop every day for the gelato. We found others that were good too, but his was always a delight Chocolate, licorice, sour apple, pear, Eggnog (zabione)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

So many great flavors. We walked to this shop every day for the gelato. We found others that were good too, but his was always a delight Chocolate, licorice, sour apple, pear, Eggnog (zabione)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This small gelataria is always full. No wonder! Ice cream is absolutely incredible! So worth a walk out of the centre to enjoy that little piece of heaven. So tasty, so full of aroma and a waffle scone is made in store too. Try lemon, mint and basilico flavour - never seen that one before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Best gelato that we found in Venice! Still not as good as some that we found in Florence and Rome though. Made with fresh ingredients. All the flavours that we tried were good. The strawberry was exceptional! Only issue is that the scoops were on the small side in comparison to other gelaterias in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stopped here for an ice cream one sunny day in Venice. We only had one scoop of ice cream, but the portion was very generous for 1.5 euros. The scoop was far bigger than at other places we had walked by. I had a cherry ice cream which had huge succulent cherries in it. My husband had a lemon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wonderful taste of Gelato, but it is more expensive than comparable Gelatos, but with smaller portions of Gelato. But still recommending.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

They have ice cream non lactose also!The taste is good but there is no place to sit. The location is good if you pass the the bridge Rialto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stumbled across this lovely ice cream parlor completely by accident, what a find. The strawberry and Happy Squirrel flavors (Peanut Butter) were amazing. Will try to find it again today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This place definitely deserves its rating. Actually it deserves more - I am surprised there are people scoring it below 4... but different people, different preferences. I love ice-cream and everywhere I go I try the local one. People always say italian ice-cream is the best, but until I tried this one I didn't really know what's the fuss about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We dropped in for gelato before visiting the basilica. We tried the amoretti & cherry and melon and caramel and melon. We both loved the melon flavour - fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I don't even like ice cream and still went a second time... :-). Especially the pistachio ice cream was very good and large scoops as well!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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.