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Gelateria Alaska

Santa Croce
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Calle Larga dei Bari, 1159 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Guide book pointed us this way for flavors like arugula and artichoke. I am no stranger to odd flavors in ice cream, witness my love of Salt & Straw in Portland Oregon, but this was just bad gelato, compared to any other, in Italy or elsewhere. Plus, the guy was rude. Slip it, I'd say.

Thank BarnabyJ
Watford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because of the reviews and found the selection very interesting. I decided to go for my all time favourite of pistachio but found it lacked flavour. My husband only eats sorbets and chose a lemon and a mango and whilst the mango was fine the lemon also lacked flavour. I like the idea of this place with its... More 

Thank happytourist44
Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have original flavors. We ordered ginger taste and it was delicious! Remember take cash with You, because they don't accept pay via card.

Thank ArniKing
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorbet Favors such as celery, citrus and mixed blueberry with other favors might not be exactly what you wanted, but unusual for sure. Plus the walk to this place will need to come across a quiet domestic residential area of Venice. Might give you a different feel about Venice.

Watford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I visited Venice as part of a European road trip. As lovers of great food we found this gelateria to be like an Aladdins cave or sweet shop - it is a joy to visit! There is a range of really interesting flavours that you will not find anywhere else in Europe. We tried the rocket and... More 

Thank Rowan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a water bus through the Grand Canal to get here, but it was so worth it. Carlo is bubbly and always smiling. The ice-cream is amazing. Definitely the best I've ever tasted.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Your basic gelato place in Venice is darn good. Alaska was darn good with some interesting and delicious flavors that were out of the ordinary. There is a flavor that is Arugula (called Rocket in Italy) and orange. It was recommended and with good reason - incredibly refreshing and tasty. A little out of the way, but worth the trip.

Thank Eric W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I had heard of this place I think from a guide book or from TV, so was surprised it had such a tiny shop front and not the large range of really quite crazy flavours I thought it would. However in the heat the gelato was very welcome and I enjoyed trying the cinnamon flavour.

Thank lou1232013
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Saw this on TV and was given a false impression that it'd be famous and have so many flavour to chose from. Don't get me wrong there was plenty of choice, however having done two weeks in Italy already you see that most of the flavours are available in most places (albeit one- rocket and orange flavour which was distinctly... More 

Thank Naomi R
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

During an incredibly hot week in Venice, we pretty much ate our own bodyweight in Gelato...this was our favourite place to buy it. The flavours range from the traditional, to wacky and original creations (I particularly enjoyed the liquorice flavour!). The owner is very friendly, and the place is very recommended. The shop is slightly out of the way of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Larga dei Bari, 1159 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39-041-715211

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Staying in Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.