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San Stae - Fontego delle Dolcezze

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San Polo
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Salizada San Stae Santa Croce 1910 | San Stae Street, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 721424
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Lebanon
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174 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we fond that gelateria during our walks in Venice, it's amazing, the taste is great, typically Italian ice cream

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Thank Bechara C
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great. Awesome gelato, friendly staff, and much better tasting than all of the tourist carts you'll find around Rialto.

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Thank Jason M
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small clean gelateria with a very good selection of gelato. The mango is true mango flavor, no substitute flavoring. The price is fair for Venice - a great choice on a not summer Venetian day.

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Thank vaphillis
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

They had many exciting flavors. The staff was so sweet to us, and the ice cream, off corse, was amazing. I ordered a hazelnut flavored ice cream and my friend a sorbet, and they were both so flavorful.

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Thank AstaKristin
calgary
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

A sweet little Gelatteria just down the street from the beautiful San Stae Church and conveniently, a water bus stop. The staff was very friendly and patient with our attempt at ordering in Italian. The gelato was authentic with vibrant flavors and wasn't the big fluffy piles you'll come across in busy tourist areas and ultimately, want to avoid.

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Thank kimberjYYC
montreal, canada
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Do not be fooled by the hole-in-the-wall appearance of this establishment as it serves marvellous gelato which tastes quite nice on a hot day. Both the texture and the flavour at this place are amazing. I would recommend the apricot as it stood out above all the other flavours.

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Thank cohenfamily
Tallinn, Estonia
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

It’s a classic ice-cream place with a nice selection of different flavors but there are also some classic Italian desserts, e.g. tiramisu, in tourist friendly containers which you can easily eat on the go. I have to say this tiramisu was just brilliant. It was so delicious we decided to visit this place on the next day as well but... More 

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Thank Siim J
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

So good! Unfortunately it was often closed when we went by, but it was definitely our favourite gelato in Venice, and we tried quite a few places!

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Thank lbclarkster
St. Paul, MN
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I have had a piccolo gelato (smallest offered, so one flavor) every day of this trip from a different shop each day. I am 9 days in to this commitment. I even had the "award winning" gelato in San Gianano but this blew that out of the competition. I had white chocolate raspberry, and my husband had vanilla, rum and... More 

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Thank karajake
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed nearby and enjoyed the gelato here a few times! I especially loved the coconut!

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Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6
Cuisine
Italian, Street Food
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salizada San Stae Santa Croce 1910 | San Stae Street, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 721424

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Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.