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“Amazing Gelato” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ciao Gelato

Ciao Gelato
5212 1/2 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-552-6203
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Ranked #8 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Cuisines: Italian, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Amazing Gelato”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We loved the gelato at Ciao Gelato even though their choices are limited but the Gelato that they do have is oh so good. The portions are huge and the place is very clean(my favourite was the Straciatella). It was my number one pick for Gelato in Siesta Key/Sarasota.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your comments and your business and look forward to your return! Ciao!
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English first
Sarasota
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Go for the gelato and sorbet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are lots of ice cream places around, but the gelatos and sorbets at Ciao Gelato is shockingly good, especially the fruit flavored sorbets. The service is excellent as well, graciously letting me sample all the flavors in the case. Sincerely, given a choice between the sorbet at Ciao Gelato and the oh-so-old school ice cream joint nearby, you'll find me at Ciao Gelato. Definitely worth visiting.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your visit to Ciao Gelato and for your review. We value you as a customer and look forward to your return! Ciao!
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Best gelato I have ever had!! Great atmosphere and the peoe are so polite. Awesome ace for a refreshing gelato

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for visiting Ciao Gelato and for your recent review. We appreciate your honesty and value you as a customer. Sampling the gelato/sorbet is always encouraged! It's part of the Gelato Experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A Delicious and Refreshing Alternative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ciao Gelato is a refreshing change from the usual ice cream spots (especially considering the mob scene next door). The flavors are different, and everyone in our party was happy with their selections. The Chicago Caramel was delicious! We would have given a rating of 5 except that upon reading a recent review we saw that they were offered samples which we would have really appreciated.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palmer, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped here for a treat and were not disappointed. Very flavorful gelato. We were able to sample different flavors before choosing.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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