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Gelato Classico

435 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 327-1317
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Ranked #67 of 313 restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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- Oct 4, 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Gelato Classico was the place for Gelato in the 80s and 90s unfortunately to my knowledge The locations in Palo Alto and San Francisco (close to Washington square on Union) are the only onse left. If you have not tried their Spumoni th epilgrimage will be rewarded. Copa mista for those with nut allergies is as close as gelato heaven... More

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san francisco
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We love this place and since its right next to Patxi pizza and Rangoon ruby it makes it a great dessert place to go to. My favorite is Pistachio but unfortunately they werent serving it the last time we went so we tried Honey lavendar which was equally good.

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San Jose
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is the best Gelato Place in South Bay, if not the best in San Francisco Bay Area for Gelato! No need to go to downtown SF or other parts of Bay Area to get gelato. Gelato Classico is it!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Gelato is good, has some interesting flavors such as fresh ginger. Had the pistachio and walnut which was good (but have eaten better)... One big problem is that this is a cash only establishment... which is a royal pain

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Almost always has a line, but it moves relatively quickly. There are lots of great favors (my favorites are mint chocolate chip, dark chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate).

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Boston
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Not a long line - just shows that it is appreciated. Order at the counter, great variety of choices both gelato and ice cream, and then take outside. There's a few tables outside but plan to eat standing or walking. Nice after eating a spicy dinner next door at Jing Jing or elsewhere.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My boyfriend and I went twice during our trip to San Francisco. We ended up here twice for several reasons - I really like gelato, the gelato is definitely very good, and it was convenient to where we were staying. The large variety of unique flavors - like lavender or ginger - is probably what makes this place great. We... More

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Palo Alto, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We just returned from a trip to Italy and we were having an Italian meal in honor of our trip and the Euro soccer final. I picked up some pizza from Patxis next door and was on the way to the car when I saw a family licking their gelato cones outside the shop. I darted in and was happy... More

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

It seems that great gelato is getting harder to find so run don't walk to this place. Best I have ever had, anywhere!

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San Francisco
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103 reviews 103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Unless you are planning to go to Florence, Gelato Classico is one of the closest things to an authentic gelato that you are going to find in these parts. They have various traditional flavors such as hazelnut, chocolate, and coffee, as well as some more interesting sorbet flavors. My favorite is the passionfruit sorbet!

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