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Gelato Classico

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435 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 327-1317
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good dessert, good experience

I would rather rate good than very good but surely above average I stop buy after lunch in area if in mood for dessert Lots of designer flavors Almost too many

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2014
Madscientist495
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Columbia, South Carolina
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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The staff here are very patient and allow you to taste the array of flavours they have. Ice creams are very creamy and taste amazing. A must stop in Palo Alto

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Thank JetBackPack
Palo Alto
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Delicious creamy/chewy Italian ice cream. Get the affogato -- gelato served with espresso poured over the top. Yum!

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Thank Katie B
San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I LOVE ice cream and gelato. I had great gelato here before and always was very happy. Today after Burmese spicy food I really was looking forward to some nice gelato. It was surprisingly watery and had no real taste

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Thank JVDZ7
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I would rather rate good than very good but surely above average I stop buy after lunch in area if in mood for dessert Lots of designer flavors Almost too many

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Thank Madscientist495
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank TG_Tulio
san francisco
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Thank goin2cancun
San Jose
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188 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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Thank Geminican
Princeton, New Jersey
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank CSGandhi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 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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Thank karatejoe922
Boston
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144 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 435 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 327-1317
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?