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Piccolo Grande

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102-55 Murray St | Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M3, Canada
+1 613-241-2909
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Windsor, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can have Sorbet or Ice Cream or both if you want but you'll have to come back a dozen times before you come close to sampling the entire inventory. I was impressed with the eagerness of the staff to be helpful.

Thank boomgraham
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot day and wanted a break. No seats inside as some selfish locals with no food or drink were sat talking; they refused to move for any visitors. No mint choc chip so partner had another mint variety. It was not nice .... tasted of mouthwash! My coffee and maple was good. Had a nicer ice cream later in the... More 

Thank TeleOp
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is a nice escape but only steps away from the busy byward market area. Excellent quality and the portions are very generous!

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Very Yummy! And a nice atmosphere. I ordered some mango flavor and some chocolate caramel. So very good! My girlfriend has pistachio and strawberry, both were excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Robin B
Ottawa, Canada
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126 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This gelato shop has been here as long as I can remember (at least 15 years). And I think it's staying power relates to the quality: the gelato, sorbets and sherbets are really good. They have an array of flavors, including more inventive ones (like ginger chocolate or passion fruit). It's not inexpensive, but the smallest size is still a... More 

Thank KatikaOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is the perfect place to take that special someone after dinner for a tasty sweet treat. They have so many flavours the tough part will be choosing which one to have. They're a couple of minutes walk away from the center of the market but super convenient no matter where you're coming from. Well worth a visit!

Thank MItch_in_Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This has been our favorite Gelaterie for many years. Our waistlines can’t take it too often but it is always a treat when we do indulge ourselves. Still wonderful. Huge scoops , great value, fabulous to-die-for flavours. And lots to choose from. All true Italian home made. Even sorbets and sherbets for those watching the calories and/or who can’t tolerate... More 

Thank Jessie P
Ottawa, Canada
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I recently went to Picolo Grande with friends for dessert. The gelato is delicious and the ability to taste test before committing is a nice touch. The cherry tastes like cherry pie filling, and the bubblegum was delicious - and without the pieces of bubblegum in it. The staff was happy and helpful. They seem to really enjoy their jobs.

Thank Adriel17
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My gf and I were walking around downtown and found this lovely gelato spot and it was amazing! They loaded up our cup. Only if we know about this place sooner.

Thank Kevin N
Toronto, Canada
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875 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

A local favorite in Ottawa that has been in business for decades. Amazing gelato and milk shakes. My kids loved this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102-55 Murray St | Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-2909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?