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Eissalon am Schwedenplatz

#13 of 64 Dessert in Vienna
#293 of 3,462 Places to Eat in Vienna
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Neighborhood:
Old University Quarter
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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Eis Eis baby

Nice selection of ice cream here...thought I would give it a go as very busy every time I've walked past ... Choose 3 flavours and was very impressed with all of them especially the coffee... very nice. Very friendly when being served and would be recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Matt B
via mobile
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice selection of ice cream here...thought I would give it a go as very busy every time I've walked past ... Choose 3 flavours and was very impressed with all of them especially the coffee... very nice. Very friendly when being served and would be recommended

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Rawai
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Visiting Vienna and not having an ice cream there is not to think off. Vienna has an incredible ice cream culture and the Eissalon am Schwedenplatz is a family run business for I think close to 100 years. The selection is incredible, but usually packed with people, rain, sunny, it does not matter - simply the best!

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Thank Wolfgangfaraway
Mumbai
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had couple of Ice Creams from this place. They serve Vegan options as well. I loved their Strawberry & Chocolate.

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Thank Dhavalhm
Virginia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Loved the gelato here as it was not too sweet. Glad we had a chance to stop by here, very convenient as it was next to an U-bahn station. Much better than the gelato I had in Italy which I found very sweet and expensive especially as we were in the 'touristy' area. Here, it is very reasonably priced -... More 

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Thank cja
Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place has the best gelato and a wide array of choices but unfortunately if you cannot read German, you are stumped. The staff were quite unwilling to translate, maybe due to the long queues. It is conveniently located and there are many seats available on Schwenplatz to enjoy the ice cream. Oh, how I wish I was there again!

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Thank May G
Mission Viejo, California
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Portions a bit smaller, but gelato very good, particularly if you are looking for something cool during a hot day. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Phyllis B
Zagreb, Croatia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The ice cream is very good and you have tons of options of flavors. The staff is very friendly! The only bad thing is that they don't have wifi

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Thank Valvedur
INDIA
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183 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Terrific gelato, massive array of choices but all the labels in German. We ordered strawberry and pistachio, both terrific, after trying to use Google Translate's camera recognition tool to translate the German labels to English while servers seemed too busy to care. I would rate it 4 stars, but it foregoes 1 star only for the impersonal service. Reminds me... More 

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The ice cream is excellent, but the staff is really unfriendly and rude!!!! They have no problem taking your money but you won't be treated like a guest who actually pays but like an annoying person they want to get rid of asap. They won't make you feel welcome at all. Also I highly recommend everyone to check the change... More 

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Thank Mimi K
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

If you're in Vienna, do yourself a solid and come here for gelato. In a cup. In a cone. In a BOX! Seriously, the texture is out of this world smooth, and they have lots of delicious flavors to choose from. If you get gelato or ice cream anywhere else in Vienna, it will NOT live up to this place.

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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

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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  • 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.