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Ciao Gelato

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317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-445-5840
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 228
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
really tasty , but also really expensive

My wife and I strolled in last week and ordered some gelato .... the taste and service was excellent , but that's some expensive gelato ! Other than the cost , it was very good !

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
cheekeebandito
via mobile
Good for:
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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298 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I strolled in last week and ordered some gelato .... the taste and service was excellent , but that's some expensive gelato ! Other than the cost , it was very good !

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Troy, Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Silky smooth and delicious gelato on the main street in Venice. There is another one on Siesta Key. Get 2 different flavors on a regular cup.

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Camas, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We are becoming addicted to this place! They have the best flavors! The friendliest staff and the biggest portions! Sea SALT CARAMEL! YAHMMMMY!!! Just make sure you kiddos have planty of room in their tummies for a Giant IceCreamCone after dinner :))))))))))

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richmond
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have had their gelato many times with a particular preference for the chocolate. It is unbeatable. I know others have had most of their other offerings and they are superb as well. The service is excellent with friendly folks behind the counter. Skip dessert at whatever restaurant you are in and have gelato here!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We love our gelato and ate it every day we were in Italy. This place is the real deal. The service is quick and the lines are efficiently handled. The favors are varied and delightful. Only one complaint---they close too early! But that is the complaint I have with all of Venice, Florida.

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Cincinnati, OH
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We were very disappointed in the flavorless product we had. Other gelattos we've had at other providers burst w/ flavor. These did not.

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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful Gelato! Fresh, yummy flavors whether you get a small cup or take a pint home. Don't bother with the ice cream chain down the block. This is the place to go for a delightful frozen treat!

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Amazing variety of flavors- all delicious and advertised as less calories than regular ice cream! On Venice Avenue within a short walk of many Venice restaurants. A lovely dessert after a fine meal.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

So many places to get ice cream in Venice. This was good but quite expensive. There were a variety of favors and ours were good. It is a nice place to walk to in the evening. It seems they also had nice coffee drinks.

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato. We appreciate your review on Tripadvisor and feel that our Artisan Gelato is a Great Value based on the freshest ingredients we use and create daily in small batches. We hope you took advantage of our Frequent Buyer card which entitles you to a complimentary Gelato after your 7th, which is... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had the pineapple mango. Did not disappointment. Generous serving. The wait staff was very close to closing but did a nice job of taking care of us.

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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. We value our customers opinions and are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your generous serving of the Pineapple Mango! Our staff is always happy to serve our customers & we look forward to your return. Ciao! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-445-5840

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?