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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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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Mountain View, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Mountain View, California
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4 reviews
3 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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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Perth, Australia
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
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271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 509 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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Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Gelato is good with a nice variety of flavours. Service is nice. Yes, you have to line up, but I kind of expect that at any place that has decent gelato. If you're here and want gelato, it's worth the visit.

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Thank Asterix135
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

So many flavors to chose from, sometimes a bit crowded and service is relatively slow, but it's just ice-cream, and by the time you get yours you just forget how long it took.

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Campbell, California
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I lived in Mountain View for 7+ years so will finally write some reviews for our go to spots. I am always amazed by the number of people that stand in line at this ice cream place. Dont get me wrong, its not bad, but its really not that good either. Smitten (in Mountain View Whole Foods ) and Tin... 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?