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Eissalon am Schwedenplatz

#317 of 2,982 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Old University Quarter
Ice Cream
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Franz Josefs-Kai 17, Vienna 1010 , Austria
01 53 31 996
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9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

Most of the time you pass next to the Eissalon, it is packed. Not for breakfast, where we enjoyed a wide variety and a very friendly service at very reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Stephane F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Most of the time you pass next to the Eissalon, it is packed. Not for breakfast, where we enjoyed a wide variety and a very friendly service at very reasonable price.

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

An ice cream lover always looks at a city map and marks his/her destination to enjoy one. Along with Tichy, this ice cream store is so so overrated where its offer is nothing special, except the variety of type. Besides, it is always crowded of tourists.

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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Quality not better than ice cream from the supermarket. Don't waste time and money, there are many more alternatives.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I can't believe I have discovered this place on my very last evening in Vienna :( Such an amazing gelato! Forget about Sachertorte (just had it today, the original one too, way too sweat and nothing special) - take the U4 metro to Schwedenplatz, it's right near the exit, treat yourself with at least 3 different flavours.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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513 reviews 513 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In my country you can find the best ice cream anywhere you go as iS an Island with hot weather.In Vienna the best ice cream you can find is at Eissalon am Schwedenplatz, that's why too many people are waiting in queue. This shop is tradition now as is since 1886. We have been there in July in a hot... More 

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Wien
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the best ice cream in all Vienna, as I'm sure! Very creamy and tastefully. Many varieties and every day an extra of daily grades - exotic and extraordinary. There are only two negative sides, one that the business is only open from April until the end of September - very sad and the second negative side is that... More 

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Brighton, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Love the ice creams. Big portions and lovely sundaes. We could only manage 2 amongst the four of us. Yummy!!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

For years my husband has been telling me how the best gelato in the world. We are finally in Vienna and it does not disappoint! There is a reason why the patio is always full and a long line at the counter. I highly recommend finding a table as their menu has some of the most interesting and delicious sundaes... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Every night we saw a lot of people here in front of the salon and in the line. We had to taste their specialties as well. While most of reviews are very positive I wasn't impressed by their ice. First of all the ice was to soft, half melted. Also the taste wasn't that great. Their ice doesn't come close... More 

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Tampere
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We are from Finland and proud of the quality of Finnish icecream. Saw long lines of people to buy icecream here in the Scwedenplatz and decided that all those people can't be wrong. So we joined the crowd and bought two pieces two-icecreamball cones, one strawberry and vanilla and the other vanilla and cherry flavors. Good as expected, but not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Franz Josefs-Kai 17, Vienna 1010 , Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: 01 53 31 996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old University Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.