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Ciao Gelato

317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL
+1 941-445-5840
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Ranked #2 of 201 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Brandon, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't claim to be a gelato expert, but we have had it at several highly rated places, including some in Atlanta and Dallas, and this is probably the best we've had. Great, friendly service, and a good selection of flavors. There are several good ice cream shops along Venice Avenue, but hold put for the gelato-you won't be disappointed.

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Hinckley, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A must taste and see! Everything about this fantastic little cafe is phenomenal!!! You will never taste anything like it again especially if you are a connoisseur of this tastiest treat!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Awesome!!! Never really enjoyed gelato until I tried Ciao Gelato. It really is "simply the best"!!!! Go taste! You'll be back for more! I'm on my way now for more...

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After dinner at home, we felt like a dessert to top of a beautiful Suncoast Florida day by taking a drive to Ciao Gelato in downtown Venice. We have been there many times before and as always, had the most delicious gelato that was as good as any we ever tasted in Italy. The variety of flavors are sure to... More

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Venice, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great service, gelato, outdoor seating, right on the main street, everyone loves Ciao Gelato! We have been going there since they opened.

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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to write an excellent review on Tripadvisor. We value you as a customer and your opinion! Grazie! RJ & Daria More

Kilmarnock
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I managed two visits here during a recent vacation to Venice. It had been highly recommended by family but it exceeded all expectations. Staff are very helpful and keen for you to try samples of the different flavours before choosing. In all I had four different flavours and can't fault any of them. It is rich and creamy and just... More

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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Grazie for visiting us at Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your Gelato experience. We look forward to your return and serving you again soon. Ciao! Daria & RJ More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Ciao reminded me of gelaterias in Italy. So many flavors, creative and unusual as well as the standard ones. It was fun to watch the gelato being made through the viewing window. The owner was extremely friendly and accommodating as we tasted many samples before ordering.

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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to write an excellent review. We are extremely glad you enjoyed your gelato and we look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao! Daria & RJ More

Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The best gelato I have ever had. Ciao Gelato has the best , most flavorful Gelato. You would think you were eating Ice Cream , creamy and smooth . The espresso is excellent also ! An excellent place to go for a cool treat in Venice .

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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thank You for your visit to Ciao Gelato and for an excellent review on Tripadvisor. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your Gelato and look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao! More

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Fantastic Gelato! I have had a chance to visit this place now two times. The second time did not disappoint. Here are my suggestions: Ask questions: The staff is very informed. I was also amazed that the staff seemed to know and even ask for many of the customers names when I was in the store. Ask to try whatever... More

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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thank You for the excellent review on Tripadvisor. We take great pride in our product and value our customers opinions. We look forward to your return! Ciao! More

Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Located in Venice Main Street we found this little gelato place The prices were higher that regular ice cream like most of the gelato place We took the chocolate one Very decent flavor but we have better location in st Pete

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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato and for your review. Our prices reflect the freshest ingredients and the Gelato/Sorbet is made on site daily. We look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao! More

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