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“The best ice-cream!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gelateria Paolin

Gelateria Paolin
San Marco 2962 | Campo Santo Stefano, Venice, Italy (San Marco)
041 522 55 76
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Ranked #125 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: San Marco
Zejtun, Malta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The best ice-cream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Gelateria Paolin at Campo S.Stefano has very nice ice creams It is the best we have ever tasted. There is a wide range of great tastes too and I suggest you try different ones! All my family loved this place! The staff are also very helful and polite. Great coffee too! I recommend it gladly!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My husband and I 'happened' upon this restaurant whist trying to choose a spot for lunch on our first day in Venice. As with other reviews we found the staff very welcoming and the service first rate. My choice of melon with Parma ham consisted of an incredibly generous helping of both at a very reasonable price. Sitting outside overlooking the Square was the perfect start to our mini break. During our stay we then realised what a gem this restaurant was....other places we stopped at were over priced, the staff, if efficient were robotic, with no hint of a welcoming smile.
Considering the close proximity to St Mark's Square there is no way we could understand the difference in prices and service compared to that at Gelateria Paolin. Have the obligatory drink in the former but choose the latter for.a warm welcome,complimentary crisps whilst one peruses the menu, attentive staff, good food and lovely wine.The cost to you will be reasonable - but the memory priceless.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“First class service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We came across this restaurant on our first night in Venice and returned everyday during our stay for drinks. The service was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for you. The drinks were reasonably priced for Venice and with every order came some crisps or olives a lovely treat!

The location of the restaurant is lovely and quiet with a lovely outdoor seating area - very relaxing

Would 100% recommend

Visited October 2012
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Louisa, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by our concierge at the Bauer Hotel and it was well worth it. Reasonable pricing, outdoor seating, relazed atmosphere, good food and drinks, as well as friendly staff.

Visited October 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“best ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Just came back from a holiday in Italy and the highlight was going to Venice. Me and my wife stayed there for three days and once we discovered Gelateria Paolin at Campo S.Stefano we went there everyday. We had lunch there and it was very nice but the Ice cream is the best we have ever tasted. There is a good range too many to mention and I would recommend trying different ones. And yes, once you have the gelato try the drinks perfectly made and the coffe. Paolin is located in a fantastic place and stays open till late. The staff are very polite and we learned that the gelateria Paolin is one of the oldest in Venice. Also the staff gave us good advice on places to visit. Grazie and cant wait to go back again. Mark&L

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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