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Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

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241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
650-969-2900
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Pollock Pines
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really Good Italian ice cream. A wee bit pricey but everything in the Bay Area is. They could have scheduled more employees for this weekend. It was the Mountain View Art and wine weekend and the line was out the door. The employees were friendly and fast but you need more help with a big time event in town. ❤️❤️

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Thank glaslady
Mountain View, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great flavors with some creative combinations, made with high quality ingredients. Best gelato place on the mid-peninsula.

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Thank Pat B
Yuma
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I decided to write this review after giving them a second shot; and I have to say, going to this place is like a roller coaster. You wait forever in line, and it's got it's ups an downs. Each time I've visited, there has been no less than 3 employees there, but only one of them actively helping customers and... More 

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Thank Dan W
Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I like the variety of gelato offered. However, some of it seems to have been there for a while as there's ice flakes on top. Either it's been there a while or the freezer isn't working well? However, my biggest issue is the insanely SLOW service. On a hot summer night they have one or maybe two staff on hand... More 

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Thank who_is_just_me
Mountain View, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Decent gelato but clearly overrated. I am a native Italian and a Mountain View local. There are better places in the south bay for the same price. The constant long line outside the door is a further disincentive. It takes less time to drive to Palo Alto, get a better gelato and come back to Mountain View. Yes, this place... More 

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Thank penna77
Mountain View, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Because their gelato and ices are so delicious, you may have to wait a bit to be served, but it's worth it! Try their affogato (gelato with an espresso poured over it and topped with whipped cream). Best thing, ever!!

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Thank Sharon G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I been coming here for years, he always had good flavors and very tasty gelato and sorbet. Same owner for years, nice guy, he is a retired pilot. I will support hime always, he is almost Mt. View's oldest Gelato place.

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Thank Michael T
Mountain View, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Endure the long lines, and painfully slow and understaffed service. Excellent gelato. Ginger is my favorite.

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Thank Carrielynn H
Perth, Australia
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice range of flavours and tasted good, however have to state that the shop is such a collection of brick a brack that I hoped that the hygienic standards are hopefully adhered to in the ice making process. It almost stopped me from buying, therefore only 3 for the taste.

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Thank Marshase
Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I visited this facility on a Saturday night and it was moderately busy. There is a nice selection of flavors, however, it is totally distracting how dirty this restaurant is. Everywhere you look, there needs to be a rag to wipe down spills, dust, etc. Inside looks shoddy and tired – lack of pride. It made me wonder if anyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-969-2900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?