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Fontego delle Dolcezze
Ranked #12 of 83 Dessert in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$6
Cuisines: Italian, Street Food
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: San Polo
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

you wont be disappointed. we tried two different gelaterias prior to finding this place and would have rated them well until we stumbled across here. This has got to be the best ice cream in Venice so much so that we would skip deserts in restaurants because we were within a 5 minute walk and could treat ourselves to strawberry, cream and meringue or black cherry.

If your in the area give it a try you wont be disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“My Favorite”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Having tried many gelato places in Venice on our month long stay, I can comfortably say that San Stae is our favorite. Do not miss the nut flavors, especially the pistacchio and the coconut here; all of the flavors are super creamy and just plain delicious. Friendly service is the cherry on top! Very easy to find from the vaporetto stop.

  • Visited June 2014
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West Hollywood, California
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“The texture. The perfect texture”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

This is the best gelato we've had in Italy, which is no small feat, since, practicing self control, I insist on stopping nearly every time I see one. The texture is amazing. Go here and get a few flavors. I wish I could've tried them all.

Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Friend service and great gelato”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We rented an apartment just a few doors down from this sweet little gelato parlor. Gelato was great - I lived the pastacchio and the ricotta, honey and sesame. They also have other (cold) desserts plus crepe. The service was great - always with a smile and patient ;). We miss our almost nightly visits ;). I will definitely be back the next time I am in Venice.

Thank mightytaiyo
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Oradea, Romania
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Quite good but small portion and pricey”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

We had 2 gusti for 2.5 eur (one flavour for 1.5) and find it quite good, can't say that it was the best in Venice though. The quantity was too small for the price and I can say it was comparable to the one from Mejer next corner which was 1.5 eur for 1 flavour.

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Fontego_Dolcezze, Proprietario at Fontego delle Dolcezze, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Hi Giordana.
We are sorry you haven't been totally satisfied of our "gelato".
There are a lot of people who lives here in Venice that really appriciate our hard work and our "gelato".
Next time you'll come back to Venice, please feel free to pass by, we'll suggest you our most popular and typical flavors.

Anyway thank you for your comment which would be a chance to deliver every day a better service.
See you soon!!
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