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317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-445-5840
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Serving Artisan Gelato/Sorbets, Coffee & Teas, Espresso, Latte &...
Serving Artisan Gelato/Sorbets, Coffee & Teas, Espresso, Latte & Cappuccino and Pastries.
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  • 320
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Nicest people in business on the island

Ciao Gelato offers a relaxed spot for coffee (free refills all day), and yummy gelato served by very friendly behind the counter people who make you feel welcome in this lovely town. A small cup of gelato gets you two generous scoops for the price of one scoop at the ice cream shop down the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
psu68
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Mentor, Ohio
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Mentor, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ciao Gelato offers a relaxed spot for coffee (free refills all day), and yummy gelato served by very friendly behind the counter people who make you feel welcome in this lovely town. A small cup of gelato gets you two generous scoops for the price of one scoop at the ice cream shop down the street. Nice touch to handout... More 

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Thank psu68
Venice, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They serve the best gelato we've ever had! So smooth and creamy. Everything is fresh made everyday. A bit pricey, but worth every penny. They also have coffee and specials everyday for those that like something sweet with their coffee.

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Thank Lauren G
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146 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stop by here often when we visit Venice. We've never had a flavor that we didn't say was the best one ever! Smooth and very creamy with large servings even in the regular size. Many interesting flavors. Enjoy!

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Thank GinMcG
Breckenridge
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy gelato! A bit pricey, but they do have a punch card...so we are earning our way to a free cone with each visit! Outdoor seating is fun for people-watching and cone-licking!

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Thank blue73mgb
Venice, FL
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My title says it all...everything is freshly made everyday and the stracialtella is the best I've ever had! Staff is very friendly and customer centric; and they have music sometimes too...save room for Ciao Gelato dessert if you are out on the town in Venice.

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Thank BuddyBrooklyn
Williamsville, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only gelato place on east Venice Blvd. in the village area. My niece describes it as the best gelato she has ever tasted.

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Thank KathyK40
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Banana Cream Gelato!!! My favourite of all time. The pistachio and chocolate was amazing. The selection was excellent and the service was wonderful. If you want a gelato this is THE place to go to.

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Thank Nicki b
Livingston, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a late morning latte and the owner couldn't have been more friendly! She shared with us her favorite restaurants in the area as well as one we will try in Naples. The gelato looked marvelous, although it was morning and we didn't try any on this visit. We will return though.

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Thank Diane N
Venice, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK so their selection of gelato is to die for; my wife's favorite - pistachio But I personally think you can't beat their $3.00 special, a cup of java with free refills and a selected warm pastry while sitting outside watching the snowbirds stroll by.

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Thank Philtownbank
Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful gelato, including a sugar-free chocolate that was an unexpected bonus. And the service was outstanding!! Also had good-looking pastries, but hey, how much decadence can one stand?

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Serving Artisan Gelato/Sorbets, Coffee & Teas, Espresso, Latte & Cappuccino and Pastries.
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?