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317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-445-5840
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 266
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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 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
Finally Found a treat I can eat!

I haven't eaten sugary desserts by choice in years. I cannot tolerate most of the sugar substitutes you find in sugar-free treats such as sorbitol. I was in Venice for mini reunion of college friends. It was pouring so no beach so my friend took us to town. We took refuge from the rain in the shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
hagemannj
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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I haven't eaten sugary desserts by choice in years. I cannot tolerate most of the sugar substitutes you find in sugar-free treats such as sorbitol. I was in Venice for mini reunion of college friends. It was pouring so no beach so my friend took us to town. We took refuge from the rain in the shop. My friends were... More 

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Spencer, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

So creamy, refreshing and a wide variety. They had sugar free available too. The owner is very friendly and they give samples before you buy so you can make the best flavor choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Staff is pleasant and knowledgable. Gelato AND pastries are amazing. Great way to start or end a night. Way to go Ciao Gelato!!!

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North Port, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have tried many different Gelatos, and this one is by far our most favorite. Always come here to grab a bite when I'm in the area, and sometimes even when I have to drive out of my way to stop by ;) Its really THAT GOOD.

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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 look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao! More 

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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Words can't describe the taste of this gelato. Brings me back to the streets of Trieste Italy where the street peddlers typically have the best treats in town. There is nothing here that we did not really like.

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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 appreciate you as a customer and your opinion. Ciao! More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I ate so much at dinner I thought I was dead, but still had room for this stuff. There isn't much else to say other than they must put heroin in the gelato.

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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 use the freshest ingredients and create our flavors daily! So glad you are hooked and we look forward to serving you again soon. Ciao! More 

Venice, Florida
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm not a gelato fan, but after hearing how they make theirs from scratch every day and reading a review of the pistachio gelato, I had to try it. Really delicious! And I love a place where the owners are hands-on in the business, too. Give it a try!

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Haughton, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped in on our annual trek to the area! We visited this place three years ago and has become a must stop in every year here! The expression milkshake was the best! Sampling the Blueberry cheesecake was superb! The owners were not only present but were super kind, friendly and attentive to our desires and choices! Can certainly understand why... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We loved this place so much we had to go back a second time. The boss is a real Italian who makes the gelato himself. Every day there's a couple of "no sugar added" options which I tried and they were great. Espresso and other coffees and desserts also available. Right on the main street of downtown Venice, so when... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have stopped here several times after we eat at Cassariano, down the street. Just like in Italy, the gelato is,lined up in all their beautiful colors and favors. We have tried several and all have been great. We feel lucky to live in Venice so we can go whenever we want. Visitors, please stop by and see what this... More 

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Additional Information about Ciao Gelato

Address: 317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
Phone Number: +1 941-445-5840
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Italian

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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 10
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?