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“Best Ice Cream in the UAE” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vasa Vasa

Vasa Vasa
Ranked #2 of 22 Dessert in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Italian ice cream, sorbets and slushes, made in Italy with natural ingredients and no use of artificial colouring or flavouring agents, no ready made bases and preservative free.100% healthy - 100% different!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Ice Cream in the UAE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Living in Dubai Marina I've been driving with my family every week to Vasa Vasa for the past six months. We've spent 7 years in Dubai trying to find a place in which our two kids could get the same gelato experience we'd got back home in a little village near Palermo in the late 70's. Last February we discovered Vasa Vasa and felt transported back to Sicily. The place looks like an italian artisan shop, nothing to show off, no colorants and artificial stuff in the ice cream, probably the only gelateria in the UAE that sells the ice cream from the steel buckets hidden in a marble table. - exactly like all the real ice-cream shops have been doing back home in Italy since ages-
It costs about the same as other styles of ice cream without beating in air and without taking any shortcuts. The result is by far the best gelato in the UAE, creamy, rich and at all not sugary like all the competitors in the market.
Our two kids attended a free ice-cream workshop there and felt very proud to tell us that a real ice cream has no secret to them anymore. Go there and try everything you can, the staff is nice and friendly and from the dark chocolate to the lemon sorbet there is nothing similar in the entire Country.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Federico L
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  • Arabic first
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Just average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Difficult to find and really nothing special as described in the previous reviews.
As Sicilian authentic ice cream and cakes I do prefer Golositalia in dubai jlt.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mica B
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Vasa Vasa has all the characteristics to be considered a treasure: hard to find as it is hidden in a remote corner of the Al Muneera Complex close to Al Raha (use 24°27'08.8"N 54°36'19.0"E as coordinates on Google Maps and you'll get there ) but once you find it you will be the happiest man on earth. The real Italian jewels that this artisan is preparing daily are superior in quality and taste compared to any other similar product in Abu Dhabi. First of all the ice cream (gelato) is soft, smooth, not very sweet and it is prepared in different flavors which are typical of Italy and hard to find somewhere else around the world: Fior di latte, Arriba Chocolate, Flavors of Sicily, Almond, Bronte's pistachio, Cassata, Strawberry, Apricot, Fig, Raspberry, Blueberry just to mention a few. Ice creams can be served also as the stuffing of a brioche...yummy. Other products prepared at Vasa Vasa are the home made cakes (I would recommend the Sicilian cannoli and the cheese cake with ricotta, hazelnuts and pears) and the "Mangia e Bevi" (i.e. Eat and Drink) a healthy mix of fresh fruits, fruit juice, granola and ice cream. I could go on listing so many other excellent products but I would not give you the pleasure to discover the treasure by yourself.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Giuizz
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VasaVasa_AbuDhabi, Proprietario at Vasa Vasa, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Giuizz,
thank you so much for the nice words and for adding the Google Maps coordinates. It seems that you are an ice cream enthusiast and we are happy that you found our shop despite the location... Al Muneera is such a nice complex and we wish more and more peolple will add this place to their favorite destinations...We hope to see you soon again at Vasa Vasa, we will do our best to let you always try something new.
Thank you!
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Beirut, Lebanon
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“True Italian taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Delicious gelato with awesome Silvia the lady serving the gelato . The only negative point is the the location which is very complicated yo find , true loss that its not located in downtown Abu Dhabi

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2 Thank wHamze
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Como, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ice cream and much more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

We visited VasaVasa for a quick lunch in the Al Muneera community. We tried a fantastic fresh burrata with focaccia bread and when it was time for the dessert this ice cream was an incredible surprise. Creamy and not sugary like the non gelato artigianale ones. Quite simply delicious, the famous ice cream parlors in Abu Dhabi need to take lessons off these guys. Proud to see how some Italians are still able to export the beauty and uniqueness of our beautiful country. Good luck guys and thank you for the wonderful service.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AleTrip1945
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