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Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

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241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 

Thank who_is_just_me
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 

Thank penna77
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!!

Thank Sharon G
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55 restaurant reviews
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.

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.

Thank Carrielynn H
Perth, Australia
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118 reviews
72 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.

Thank Marshase
Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
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432 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 511 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 80 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.

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.

Thank assersamak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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?