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Store sm1-28, 6 Chaoyang park Road, Beijing 100125 PRC, China
010-59056335
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Ranked #183 of 9,483 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: The Italian ice-cream (“Gelato”) represents the essence of the Italian lifestyle, “la Dolce Vita”, whilst Chocolate is an indulgence that no woman or man can resist. Fresh, natural, nutritious and healthy, the Gelato epitomises a certain “art de vivre”. From the little “bambini” (children), to parents, and grand-parents, it brings together family, friends and lovers around an ultimate pleasurable moment. More than an ice-cream, it is an “Experience”. At VAI Milano, we aim to bring this pleasurable experience to people and communities, wherever there may be. For this, we bring the know-how and experience of professional artisan gelato-makers to the doorsteps of our clienteles, and source the best possible ingredients to achieve a superior ice-cream, a perfect blend of high-quality ingredients & Italian know-how.Our production is localised in a centralised laboratory on-site, to ensure a strict quality control standard, as well as best-in-class health & hygiene conditions. Moreover, our laboratory is designed to enable the scalability of the typical artisanal production method of Italian gelato-masters, to provide our stores with a truly superior product with exquisite taste. More than a Brand, VAI is a Concept. VAI’s origins are unmistakably from one of the most fashionable cities in the world, Milan. Through our stores, we seek to bring a fashionable, easy-going, convivial European lifestyle, centred on a concept of energy, dynamism and perpetual innovation.VAI Milano aspires to bring its Concept worldwide, whilst providing its customers with a distinctive lifestyle experience through our stores imagery, music and stylish appearance.
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It tooks half hour to get an ice cream. Very tough if you don 't comunicate in Chinese and thanks god a lady/guest help me to have the right amount of cash back as I ordered 3 ice cream and they charge me for 4. Very expensive, I just left disappoint!

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BigLebowski21, General Manager at Vai Milano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. We are very much disappointed to learn that you were not happy with your recent experience at our Solana store. It was certainly not the standard one would expect from the Vai Milano team. Your comments on the service have been shared with the respective manager to ensure there will be no... More 

Newport Beach, California
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Their ice cream is amazing. Absolutely delicious. If you have time I really suggest asking them to make a milkshake with the mint chocolate chip gelato. It's super delicious.

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BigLebowski21, General Manager at Vai Milano, responded to this review

What great feedback we have received here – thank you! We are absolutely happy to hear that you had a pleasing experience at Vai Milano and enjoyed our gelato.. We sincerely appreciate your positive review of your experience at Vai, our chefs and service staff members strive to deliver quality service and a great product to each and every guest... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Was there with my wife and daughters and it seemed to be a little holiday for them. We were very impressed by the selection of the ice-cream flavors and desserts. My daughters had chocolate ice-cream, my wife ordered vanilla flavor and I had a cup of coffee. All food was very tasty, my wife said that the ice-cream was as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place seems to have very good review, so I went there with high expectation. I tried their pistachio gelato and it was not bad (but def not the best I've had...), but that was after I asked for two other my favorite flavors (hazelnut and banana), which were both listed on their menu but weren't served that day... Maybe... More 

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Shanghai, China
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7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A friend recommended it and although it took a while to find it (as their Solana shop was closed and they only had a small ice cream stand outside), it was definitely worth spending time looking for it. I think it might just be the best ice cream in Beijing! Will definitely go again and again and again!

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I discovered this brand by chance, when I was doing some shopping at Solana. I liked the atmosphere and I was suprised by the diversity of their flavour. I tried Sesame Gelato, which tastes great ! I was with my lover, who likes the Strawberry yoghurt one ! It is definitly a place to go !

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Beijing, China
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

For me its the Best Ice Cream in Beijing. I found out that place with some mates, and loved their sorbetto, mango is so fresh. I think for summer this place gonna be awesome! the only problem is the staff lacks a bit of English.

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Beijing, China
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My family and I have discovered this Italian gelato store in Solana. The gelato is delicious 9and my kid's adore it!), and their coffee is worth going for too. Nice addition to Solana and Beijing.

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Quite a nice Gelato place, they have 20 different flavours, some classics and some strange flavours like ginger, or apple pie. this weekend they had balloons all around, it created a nice atmosphere. I had the one cup gelato and one coffee deal, not bad at all. too bad it is at the very end of the mall; not easy... More 

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beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Yesterday I went to this Gelato store by surprise, it is at the far end of Solana, Vai Milano Gelato are really tasty, I took Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, and Yoghurt, all three are tasty,feels like in Italy! The staff's English is alright, they understood what I wanted, which I think is good enough.

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Address: Store sm1-28, 6 Chaoyang park Road, Beijing 100125 PRC, China
Phone Number: 010-59056335
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
Cuisine: Italian

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