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Gelato Classico

435 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 327-1317
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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Gelato Classico

Address: 435 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone Number: (650) 327-1317
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
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
Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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