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“Yuuuuuummmmm!”
Review of Gelateria Naia

Gelateria Naia
Ranked #41 of 146 Dessert in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Yuuuuuummmmm!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The selection of gelato's is almost overwhelming. Fortunately, samples are plentiful, so narrowing your choice is a delicious adventure. The TCHO chocolate is heavenly!

Visited June 2013
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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Somethin' Special!!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

When my family has a special occasion and wants to celebrate--we go to a dinner, Beach Blanket Babylon, whatever, we always end the time together with a trip to Gelateria Naia! Omg! Get ready for a galactic taste treat. My favorite flavors are the weird Lavender or Rose flavors. My kids go for the standard chocolates but there is Nothing standard about this place. The gelato is always fresh and different. They even have some vegan sorbet types. This place is The Destination for any occasion in San Francisco. In fact it is a flavor sensation destination. Be prepared to enjoy!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Up with the best ice cream anywhere - subtle, inventive flavours”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I am an ice cream lover and always try to sample the best any city has to offer. Gelateria Naia is up there with the best I have tasted anywhere.

There are some interesting, inventive flavours; many inspired by local bay area products - such as chocolate and coffee from local suppliers. And some just plain inventive e.g. prickly pear, Thai Iced Tea, whisky and tamarind. The tables have little stories of the flavours (e.g. the dog turd tamarind) and of the history of the store. Have attached a photo of one which hopefully is readable.

They also have more traditional Gelati flavours such as Gianduia, Stracciatella, Pistachio and plenty of more straight-forward flavours like Nutella which the kids will love.

But its ultimately the quality of the flavour that makes this place special. The 3 flavours I had the taste came through beautifully, intense but not overpowering, just wonderfully balanced and true. My favourite - the burnt caramel.

If you like ice cream, gelati, sorbet or desserts - do not miss this place.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Good icecream. Ample variety.”
Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

You can try different flavours, before making your selection. There is another Gelateria in front of the street which simultaneously sells souvenirs. Don't get confused and check the street number.

  • Visited May 2013
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Manchester, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Very nice ice cream and sorbets”
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Just stumbled across this place while wandering around North Beach. A wide range of flavours, some very unusual, like cardamom or burnt caramel. Ice cream very smooth. I should have taken more time to taste samples though!

Visited April 2013
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