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Ciao Gelato

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317A W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2004
+1 941-445-5840
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Freeport, Maine
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by Ciao Gelato on a warm afternoon. The gelato was creamy, but my coconut did not have much flavor. I matched it with the chocolate chip in the same cup. Both tasted pretty similar. My wife felt the same way about her almond joy gelato. We both felt more flavor was needed, but we did get a good... More 

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Thank NLTurtle
Venice, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent gelato with many flavors to choose from. A very nice alternative to ice cream. Prices are a bit high, but the gelato is high quality.

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Thank Joseph K
Venice FL
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a lovely lunch or dinner on Venice Avenue and then stop here for dessert! "Ciao Gelato" aims to please with outstanding gelato choices. Bring your family and friends; everyone will find a special flavor of excellent gelato. See you there! 🍦🍦

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Thank Janebranham
Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to share your Excellent Review on Tripadvisor. We value our customers opinions and are extremely glad that you enjoy our dessert selections. Our staff looks forward to serving you again soon. Ciao! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 ice cream places on Venice Ave and this is our favorite. Awesome flavors of homemde gelato, my favorite is almond joy. This is the one place we always take guests when they come to visit!!!

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Thank Star1023
Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Our sincere Thanks to you for making Ciao Gelato one of your favorite stops. Our customers are our "gold" and we appreciate your business and sharing your Excellent review on Tripadvisor. Almond Joy is definitely on our "Top Ten" most enjoyed Gelatos. Our maestro creates each batch daily with the freshest of ingredients to please all of our customers. We... More 

Venice, Florida
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178 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit tonight was sooo bad! We ordered Almond Joy and there was absolutely NO coconut. We also ordered Snickers and all chocolate and only 2 nuts...both unlike the candy bars! Very, very big waste of time! Will not return!

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Thank Pam G
Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to share your review. Our key to success for the past 6 years has been our consistency. Consistency in flavor production, service and customer satisfaction. Gelato is a frozen dessert and not a candy bar. My genuine concern is your recent dissatisfaction with your choices and why... More 

Belleair Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What delicious homemade gelato and friendly people. Highly recommend it! Sat outside and ate the chocolate and coconut cream scoops and raced to eat it while it melted.

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Thank Kiffie H
Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Our sincere Thanks for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato & for taking the time to share your Excellent Review on Tripadvisor. We value our customers opinions and are pleased that you enjoyed your Chocolate & Coconut Selection! Our friendly staff looks forward to serving you again soon. Ciao! More 

Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to come here after I cook dinner at home. Live in Venice but off the Island. So drive here 10-15 minutes to have a wonderful dessert. Parking on Venice Ave. can be crowded, just keep going and eventually you find a space. Then a little walk, and you are at Ciao Gelato. Most delicious gelato going, all homemade. Also... More 

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Thank bradcham
Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Our sincere Thanks for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to share your Excellent Experience on Tripadvisor. We value our customers opinions and are glad you enjoy our creations and our friendly staff. We look forward to serving you again soon. Ciao! More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What you see is what you get. Good portions and a mix of flavor a will satisfy you cravings for something sweet.

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Thank KenBackes
Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a big ice cream eater but gelato OMG!!!! This place is great especially followed by a walk on Venice Ave looking in shop windows. I live here so I get to go here a lot.

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Thank ASB1956
Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Our Sincere Thanks for your visits to Ciao Gelato & for taking the time to share your Excellent Review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you enjoy our pure Sicilian Pistachio and you are so right on the Chocolate. It is our #1 seller and it appears we could make 20 different variations of Chocolate and they would all sell.... More 

Troy, Michigan
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227 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No need to go to Italy for a cool gelato. It is right here in Venice, Florida. You can get up to 3 flavors in a cup. Try the expresso.

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Thank tlc248
Daria N, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Ciao Gelato and for taking the time to write an Excellent Review. Enjoying Gelato in Venice, FL is much less expensive than traveling to Italy. We are pleased that you enjoy our selection and look forward to serving you again soon. Ciao! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317A W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-445-5840
Description
Serving Artisan Gelato/Sorbets, Coffee & Teas, Espresso, Latte & Cappuccino and Pastries.

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