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Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
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Ranked #26 of 293 restaurants in Mountain View
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2014
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16 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Sunnyvale, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
61 helpful votes 61 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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New Delhi, India
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384 reviews 384 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were a family group of six including my two grand daughters and had ordered for a variety of flavors including Coconut-Macadamia, Tiramisu & Mocha. For even a small cup - two scoops - one can choose two different flavors! For larger cups, one can choose more than two flavors. The grand daughters just loved it. We all enjoyed the... More

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Washington, DC
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The gelato wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. The biggest complaint that I have (and my friend who I was with agreed) was that the texture wasn't right even though it tasted good. Also - beware that it's cash only.

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