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Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

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241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
650-969-2900
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 25
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good gelato, pleasant service

Gelato is good with a nice variety of flavours. Service is nice. Yes, you have to line up, but I kind of expect that at any place that has decent gelato. If you're here and want gelato, it's worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Asterix135
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gelato is good with a nice variety of flavours. Service is nice. Yes, you have to line up, but I kind of expect that at any place that has decent gelato. If you're here and want gelato, it's worth the visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many flavors to chose from, sometimes a bit crowded and service is relatively slow, but it's just ice-cream, and by the time you get yours you just forget how long it took.

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Thank assersamak
Campbell, California
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I lived in Mountain View for 7+ years so will finally write some reviews for our go to spots. I am always amazed by the number of people that stand in line at this ice cream place. Dont get me wrong, its not bad, but its really not that good either. Smitten (in Mountain View Whole Foods ) and Tin... More 

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Thank omeeda
Oneonta, New York
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218 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The line just indicates the quality! Waiting in line is a chance to check out the surroundings and hang out with your friends...it is well worth the wait!

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Thank RLAMyers
Mountain View, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a super popular place on Castro St. Walk-up, get delicious gelato. I've tried several flavors, and have liked them all. It's too bad because it could be 5 stars. ...you will have a wait. The service is nice when you get to the front of the line, but the store is perennially understaffed, so be prepared to wait... More 

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Thank Gilmann
Bay Area, California
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our family has been coming to Gelato Classico for over a decade because they have some of the best gelato anywhere. (We sought and tried many gelato places in Italy and only found two on the same level). The owner and the staff are very friendly, and will sample tastes for you (of course, samples are not that unusual, but... More 

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Thank jrw88888
Sunnyvale, California
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211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Yes the wait is long but the flavors are plentiful and delicious. The Man that works there takes his time with each customer - he gave our little girl tastes of all of the "pink" ice creams :) Old fashioned and lovely

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Thank ohdonnaoh
Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I was in town visiting a friend who lives in the area and she suggested we go here after a day in SF. I got a mix of Tiramisu and Crème Brûlée. It was gone before we ever got back to her house. Delicious and a nice treat after a long day in the City. FYI: It is a cash... More 

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Thank Meredith H
Post Falls, Idaho
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

This place came highly recommended, but I was a bit disappointed with the end product after waiting in line for so long. It was good, but it wasn't great and was way too soft. Gelato should be scooped, not 'slopped'

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Thank Redtwin2
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84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Such a great place! Lots if flavors, free samples, reasonable prices.... But far and away great personal service. Such a fun experience in a quirky atmosphere. Perfect way to top off an evening!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-969-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?