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Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

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241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
650-969-2900
Today
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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 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
Voted the best ice cream for a reason

We saw the sign from afar "Voted the best Ice Cream" and laughed it off. But no sooner had we sampled a few than we were looking intently at all the Awards on the wall. This is the best Ice Cream place. You must try the ginger gelatio, the caramelho, the pistachio.... They serve generously and with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Nairobi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We saw the sign from afar "Voted the best Ice Cream" and laughed it off. But no sooner had we sampled a few than we were looking intently at all the Awards on the wall. This is the best Ice Cream place. You must try the ginger gelatio, the caramelho, the pistachio.... They serve generously and with a big smile.... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had an amazing Italian dinner and wine two doors down from this tiny ice cream shop. Imagine sitting there on the patio of another restaurant for dinner and your mouth is longing for Italian ice cream dessert at another establishment two doors down.That was us that night. LoL! The buzz at this shop was like a football game concession... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have visited the place because of lot of good reviews at Trip Advisor, however, I was disappointed. The ice cream is nothing special, it is not creamy, it is far away from real Italian ice cream that you can get in Italy. Maybe there are no better ice cream places around, but this ice is not better then some... More 

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Mountain View, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're a Gelato lover, don't miss visiting GELATO CLASSICO ITALIAN on Castro street in Mountain View, and getting the best Gelato you've ever had....even in ITALY! (Been there, done that). I know it's hard to believe, but you'll have faith when you arrive there and there's a line all the way down the street...no matter when you go. And... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The best ice cream I've ever tasted. Variety of flavors and types. They get awards every year and they surely deserve them. Highly recommended gelateria.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited this cute little Gelato outlet a couple of days back & the taste of their fresh ginger gelato is still lingering on.....Just want to go there for more! Pumpkin, Green Tea & Pistachio are simply delicious ! Ice creams are just done right & are truly refreshing! Service is pretty good & they let you taste patiently :-) before... More 

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Mountain View, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My family and all the friends love this place. There are soo many different flavors!! My daughter's favorite is unique but famous Lavender Honey and I prefer Hazelnut Chocolate. Keep in mind that they accept cash only.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The line was out the door at 8:30 pm on a cold winter night…for gelato! Guess I shouldn't be surprised that it was so good! There are probably 20+ flavors from which to choose. We tried 4 of them and all were excellent. I'd go again any time. You do need to bring cash, as it looks like credit cards... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?