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0.3 miles from Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

This place was brilliant. So many choices of flavours (and some unusual ones too such as avocado, rhubarb and celery). The server let us try a few before making our selection. So delicious and creamy. Not very expensive either. Would recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

Best gelato I've ever had ! (At 62, I've had plenty). Cardamom ! Organic Cherry ! Almond with orange ! Best coconut ever ! Etc. Cheap, and served with a smile.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022

We saw the mixed reviews here, but after learning about the differences between "tourist" gelato and "real" gelato, and looking at the pictures here, we decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised! They did have many interesting flavors, which was fun. I...thought this gelato was much more authentic than some of the others we had in Italy. Owner was pleasant and let us sample a couple before we chose. The best authentic gelato we had was in Florence, but I would definitely recommend this place!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022

I just got back to Venice and the first thing I did after checking into my hotel was head to this gelateria. I have been to Venice quite a few times and have tried many gelato shops. This is one of my favorites. Today, I...had two chocolate flavors: Ciccolata and Gianduia Bacio. Both were excellent. I will be here for two more days so I'm sure I'll be back before I leave.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

Fabulous gelato and the very best we had on our week’s trip to Venice. All natural and the owner goes himself to the market to try the fruits before buying them and incorporating into his gelato. The flavours are hence not the usual flavours one...sees in gelaterias but flavours that reflect what fruits are currently in season. The gelato is soft, fluffy and silky. The owner is passionate about making gelato. Honestly, the very best gelato and worth taking the walk there to try.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021

I tried this gelateria twice (and will go back the next time in Venice). Last night I had Gianduia Bacio. Today I had Gianduia Bacio and also Pistacchio. The owner was very nice. I asked to try Curcuma (turmeric) but it was a bit too...strange for me. There were also other unusual flavors, such as Carota (carrot) and Sedano (celery). The price was very reasonable. Only 2.20 euros for the two scoops. I'm old enough to remember making home-made ice-cream, and for some reason this reminded me of it. Lovely!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2020

The owner was locking up when we arrived but opened up again and served us the most delicious ice cream

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

This place is great! There is a wide selection of standard and unusual flavours but whatever you take is delicious! Not to be missed!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2020

We were so disappointed by Gelateria Alaska. We went there because our travel guide gave it a good review, but the ice-creams mostly tasted like sugar and cream (we were 5 people, each of us had chosen a different flavour). Cones are low quality, and...service is miserable. Oh, and ice-creams are already melting when you get them (I mean, literally, they were dropping on the floor of the shop before I even paid!). Avoid at all cost, there are plenty of wonderful ice-cream parlours in beautiful Venice!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

This place was featured on Richard Ayode The Travel Man t.v series and it looked fab, I knew it was somewhere i wanted to try out on my next visit to the city. It did not disappoint. The gelato was nice. Lots of flavours including...some very random ones e.g. rocket and basil!! All hand made. I had 1 scoop in a cone and my husband 2 scoops in a bowl for the total of 4.50euro. Great value and the owner of the shop was funny and helpful despite limited English. Note: no card payments accepted, cash only.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

We read about this place with many websites saying it was the best gelato in the city. It is certainly nothing special.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

I appreciate immensely that everything is hand made but as someone who didn’t eat dairy for ten years, I expected this to be extremely flavorful. Interesting assortment and well-priced.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

What an excuse for real gelato. Full of sugar, pretty terrible service. Only saving grace is reasonable value for money

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Our Airbnb host told us to go here as it’s the best gelato in the city. My kids loved it (they love all gelato) and my husband had a tasty peach granita with fresh mint which he liked. I had fior de latte and chocolate...gelato and it was, as other reviewers have said, icy and melty. It was fine - but not the best. (The best gelato I’ve had is at Romana in Rome.) Side note: I think sometimes hosts send tourists like me to tourist places so we won’t ruin the actually really good places.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

Flavours looked interesting, but my very small (thankfully) cone had hardly any flavour, and was watery.

Date of visit: May 2019
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