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Ciao Gelato

317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL
+1 941-445-5840
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Ranked #1 of 208 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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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is great...awesome gelato...I had visitors in town from Maine in October and we decided to go for lunch.We each had a pint of gelato. I've been twice since then. My son was home from college for the weekend so I took him for dessert after lunch. The chalk fest was this pass weekend,so a friend and I decided... More

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

Thank you for being a Frequent Buyer at Ciao Gelato and for your excellent review of us on Tripadvisor. We value your business and look forward to serving you again soon. Grazie, Daria & RJ More

Nokomis, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Some of the best gelato I have ever had by far. RJ is continually surprising me with his ingenious flavors and combinations. The location is great being right on Venice Avenue. You can burn off some calories that you've eaten by strolling down the Avenue doing some window shopping. The employees are always friendly and helpful in making choices and... More

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

Our sincere Thanks for your business and for your excellent review of Ciao Gelato on Tripadvisor. We value you as a customer and look forward to serving you again soon! Daria & RJ More

Venice, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

RJ really knows the way to a woman's heart with his fantastic gelato creations! Delicious! Will be back again. Try an espresso with it if you like too.

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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 excellent review on Tripadvisor. We value your opinion and business and look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao, Daria & RJ! More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good flavors and variety. A bit expensive though. Outside seating makes it nice and relaxing. Would go back for a treat every once in a while

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

Thank you so very much for your review of us on Tripadvisor and for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato! We use the freshest ingredients and make our Gelato/Sorbet on site daily, so you might spend a bit more than packaged Ice Cream. Also, please take advantage of our Frequent Buyer Card which entitles you to a complimentary Gelato after... More

Venice, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This little cafe in downtown Venice, FL serves up the BEST gelato. I don't think Italy could do better! It is smooth and rich and creamy. With a wide assortment of flavors using the freshest ingredients. They use a local organic dairy(I think this makes the difference). My favorite is the sea salt caramel, but I also love the coconut.... More

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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 review us on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your business and excellent review! Looking forward to serving you again soon! Ciao, Daria & RJ! More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ciao Gelato has the perfect location on Venice Avenue. Stroll, shop, then stop for gelato! It all is delicious, whatever your favorite flavor might be. This is "Main Street" at its best!

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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 time to review us! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return. Ciao, Daria & RJ! More

NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There is no need for me to write anything more than this: if you come to Venice FL and leave without making at least one visit to Ciao Gelato, then you seriously cheated yourself the chance to have one of the best gelatos in the USA. Don't miss out people!!

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

Our sincere thanks to you for visiting us and for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon. Ciao, Daria & RJ! More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My family and I visit Venice, Florida often and always come to Ciao Gelato for our "5 pound pan" refill. We get the chocolato and (my husband) gets the raspberry. We love all the flavors that we have tried, but those are our favorites. RJ and Daria happily take care of us every time we come down. Their staff is... More

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

Thank you so very much for your business and excellent review of Ciao Gelato. We look forward to your return! Ciao, Daria & RJ! More

Brandon, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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

Our sincere appreciation for your visit to Ciao Gelato and for your kind words! We strive to create a customer for life experience and it appears we have won you over with our Gelato. Our team looks forward to serving you again soon. Ciao! More

Hinckley, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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

Thank you so very much for visiting Ciao Gelato and for your excellent review. We value your opinion and look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao, Daria & RJ! More

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Additional Information about Ciao Gelato

Address: 317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL
Phone Number: +1 941-445-5840
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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