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Ciao Gelato

317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL
+1 941-445-5840
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Ranked #3 of 202 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
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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152 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Denver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent gelato. It makes a nice break in the afternoon heat or after dinner dessert. We tried several different flavors and all was wonderful.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After a great Italian lunch this was a perfect ending. The only problem is what flavor to choose! I got the Chicago Carmel. Yummy!! Consistency was perfect.

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osprey, florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Even though the prices are a bit steep, the gelato is really great. We like to go there after dining in one of the great restaurants on Venice avenue. It is a special treat

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

Thank you for being a customer of Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We value your opinion and hope you are taking advantage of our Frequent Buyer Card which entitles you to a complimentary Gelato after your seventh purchase. We use the freshest ingredients and Dakin Dairy Products which are a bit more expensive,... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was in Italy and had gelato all over. To compare this to Italy is not fair. So, to compare to other American made gelato, it was tasty and my sister in law and son loved it. Cute place right on the main drag in historic Venice.

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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 value your opinion and are disappointed that you were not completely satisfied with our Italian Gelato. Hope you will try us again! More

Marblehead
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great selection of coffee and gelato.Free coffee refills....what could be better! I will definitely go back when we return in Nov.

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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 of us on Tripadvisor. We value your opinion and are extremely glad you enjoyed your Gelato as well as your coffee. We look forward to your return in November. Ciao! More

Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I spent a couple days in the area, and after going there the first day, I had to come back the second day for more. Nice place to visit on a hot day. I will be back!

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

Thank you for visiting Ciao Gelato and for your review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your business and more importantly your taking the time to write a great review. We look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao! More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

So many delicious options it is hard to pick exactly what I want!!! I Love this place and will continue to stop every time we go from Ohio to Florida!!

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

Thank you for visiting Ciao Gelato and for your recent review of us on Trip Advisor! We appreciate your business and your comments. We look forward to your return! Ciao! More

Venice
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been going to Ciao Gelato for at least 3 years now and I have always loved it there. Yes, it is pricey for what you get, but it was always really good. The other day I went there and they had their peanut based gelato in the front part of the case with the chocolate directly behind it.... More

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

Thank you for your recent review of us on Tripadvisor. We value our customers opinions and our Mission Statement is to "Create a Customer For Life" and it appears that "I" personally fell short of our Mission Statement. I am most curious why you have visited our shop for 3 years with my serving you and you have NEVER had... More

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