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Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
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Ranked #45 of 296 Restaurants in Mountain View
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Sep 17, 2014
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Boston, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Always a line, always! That should tell you a lot about this place. My favorite is the lemon! Simply the best and refreshing!!

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place has a big reputation and claims to be the best in the area, but it seems every ice cream place here has long queues, there is a place on University Avenue, Palo Alto which has really long queues as well. Basically - ice cream is popular here! I tried to be different, and they do have a good... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you like gelato - Italian ice cream - don't overlook this tiny little shop on restaurant-heavy Castro Street in Mountain View, CA. Be alert as you saunter down this street packed with all kinds of eating places, because if you blink as you walk by it, I guarantee you that you will miss it. But don't miss the delicious... More

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Mountain View, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Simply great stuff, nothing else in the area compares. There is often a long line on hot days, but it is well worth the wait.

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Mountain View, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great Ice cream flavors, long line after dinner on weekends, but it moves fast Sodas and shakes too.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I'm Italian and I recently moved to Mountain View. I was super-excited when I saw a long queue of people in front of Gelato Classico, as I thought 'Brilliant! They must have amazing gelato....just what you need in this hot weather'; however, my experience was rather disappointing. The service was incredibly slow and unenthusiastic, but most importantly, the gelato was... More

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Ajmer, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The very best Ice cream I've had so far...ever. Its whole taste and texture is so different...its more like a creamy delight......and the silver-haired gentleman behind the counter is ever so patient....he was serving alone at 10 pm...but was so patient with the customers....offering them a free sample taster before you buy.......thanks for such a wonderful treat.

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Mountain View, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Have been hitting Gelato Classico for almost 20 years - never disappointed. Excellent selection of flavors, very efficient service (always crowded, always a line, always worth the wait), good value - prices have been raised several times, not a problem! Group of 4 had a variety of flavors, all excellent. Well worth the walk from anywhere on Castro!

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

There are many good restaurants to chose from on Castro Street, but skip dessert and get some great Italian Gelato instead. This is one of those real gelato ice creams that you can taste the flavor with your eyes closed. All natural - no added colors or preservatives. Texture changes depending on time of day that you come.

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Sunnyvale, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Dislike the lines (if you get there late in the evening), service is slightly slow sometimes due to lack of help. Highly recommend the espresso gelato with dark chocolate. You can get a cup with 2-3 flavors (since one is never enough)!

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