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Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
650-969-2900
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English first
Boston, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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289 reviews 289 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Additional Information about Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

Address: 241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
Phone Number: 650-969-2900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian

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