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Ciao Gelato

317A West Venice Ave, Venice, FL
+1 941-445-5840
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Ranked #1 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
vermont
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After tasting my first gelato at Ciao Gelato, I now have a new best friend. I used to think it was ice cream but found the gelato to be very tasty with more intense flavoring. The service here was great and the staff was most friendly.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The gelato was very good. A nice variety of rotating flavors. Something different in Venice. Not conducive to take away as lids did not fit cups. Worth taking a break and eating there.

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Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We popped into Ciao Gelato for my wife's birthday after an excellent dinner next door at Cassariano. Yes, we enjoyed all our flavors very much. They didn't have the cookies n cream flavor on this day and I selfishly was missing that. The girls working there were very nice and said we could call, like the day before, if we... More

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Venice, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We love the gelato! We can't afford it very often at all because it's super pricey, but it's really good if you can!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Loved it! Such a great place to stop and relax on a hot day. The woman behind the counter was SO friendly and helpful with samples to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. Clean and refreshing! A great change of pace to area that's full of your average ice cream shops. A nice change of pace!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I am a sucker for gelato, so when I saw this shop in downtown Venice, I knew we had to stop. Our first trip was on our way to the beach for sunset. Even though the shop was busy, the staff was friendly and patient while we sampled and made our selections. Both times we visited, they had 3 sorbet... More

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Springfield
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a great stop on your walking tour of the Village of Venice. The selection is remarkable, and the prices are very reasonable. If you take the free shuttle in town, the driver will give you a buy one get one half off coupon to Ciao Gelato. It's worth the stop!

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Venice, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is our family's favorite place to get a frozen treat in Venice. The owners and staff are wonderful -- especially to kids. They hand make their gelato on site so it is fresh, cream, and yummy. The servings are quite generous -- enough to share if you only want a bite. Whether it be a special treat for doing... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Best gelato ever! Went back every night of our vacation. The staff was super friendly and it was impossible to choose a flavor because they were all excellent!

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Venice, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent gelato, only complaint (and it's a minor one) is that the "small" cup is still too large. I shared a tropical fruit flavor with my son and it was plenty for the two of us. My husband had the flavor of the day, butter pecan, and was very pleased as well. They are generous with free tastings (I tried... More

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