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Ciao Gelato

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5212 1/2 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3312
+1 941-552-6203
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13:00 - 22:30
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Birmingham, Alabama
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The server was very patient and helpful with what each flavor entailed. He also helped us understand what made gelato different from ice cream. It was very good and portions were more generous than other gelato places we have visited.

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Thank profmom_12
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed by all the other ice cream shops in favor of a smaller line and my bfs desire for gelato. Definitely a good choice! I love sorbet and I was honestly the best I've ever eaten. Creamy, not icy and you could taste the fresh fruit. Bfs gelato was amazing as well. They use natural ingredients and no added sugar.... More 

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Thank Jennifer W
Giovanni R, Proprietario at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Thanks so much , yuo're always very welcome ! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional treat anytime of day. Service is outstanding and very helpful. Much better than "ice cream" shops nearby.

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Thank Bruce P
Giovanni R, Proprietario at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Appreciate your review , Tks ! More 

Central Florida, Florida
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ciao's only fault is that's it's parking lot is in front of the building. This pushes the shop away from the street and away from line of sight even though it's less than 300 feet from the ice-cream parlor. If Caio could move the storefront the street level they'd be packed. Their product is amazing and as authentic a gelato... More 

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Thank MD4383
Giovanni R, Proprietario at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Tks a lot ! More 

Milw., WI
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in Siesta Key on an 85 degree day looking for a midday refreshing treat. There's a few choices in the Village for ice cream and frozen yogurt, but we decided to give Ciao Gelato a try for something different. It's a small shop tucked into a mini strip mall right on Ocean Blvd. We were greeted warmly by Giovanni... More 

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Thank DSchrute
Giovanni R, Proprietario at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

It's a pleasure to serve you , Thank you ! More 

Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone goes to Big Olaf's for ice cream. And it is good. But try this gelato place next door. Great flavors and very authentic. Tasted like the gelato in Italy. Especially liked the hazelnut as well as banana gelato. The owner is very sweet. Try it.

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Thank Zabby1
Giovanni R, Proprietario at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

You're always very welcome , thank you ! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gelato is excellent. However, the owner did not wash her hands before handing out samples. The clerk put his hands in his hair while serving gelatos

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Thank Brinachaim
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've never had gelato prior to this but it was amazing! i tried place since my trip but nothing is the same!

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Thank Kimmvel
Giovanni R, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Tks so much , it's a pleasure! More 

Peoria, Illinois
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Real Italian gelato served by a real Italian! Can't get much better than that! Stopped by for a refreshing cup of delicious gelato while shopping in Siesta Key, FL. The server was a nice fellow from Tuscany. Many varieties to choose from!

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Thank pollyanna123
Giovanni R, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

You're always very welcome ! Tks More 

Michigan
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144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious rich gelato. Hard to beat. My cone with two flavors was delicious. Pricey and worth it! I had hazelnut and almond coconut...I will go back!

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Thank BathMonkey
Giovanni R, Owner at Ciao Gelato, responded to this review

Appreciate so much your review ! You're always very welcome ! Thank you so much More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:30
Monday
13:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 22:30
Thursday
13:00 - 22:30
Friday
13:00 - 22:30
Saturday
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5212 1/2 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-552-6203
Description
Serving Artisan Gelato/Sorbet made fresh daily. Also serving coffee, specialty coffee/espresso drinks and pastries.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?