We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Cannoli”
Review of Vasa Vasa

Vasa Vasa
Ranked #2 of 25 Dessert in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery
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!
Reviewed 31 May 2014

LOVE this little gem as we found it had handmade authentic Sicilian Cannoli...Also had granita which was very refreshing on a hot day

1  Thank terrib726
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
VasaVasa_AbuDhabi, Direttore at Vasa Vasa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Terrib726,
thank you for taking the time to write about Vasa Vasa. We shared your comment with all our staff.
It's nice to know that our authentic recipes make a difference in someone's day.
Sometimes food is not just food but is a journey of flavours. We are sure that you agree!
We hope to see you soon again at Vasa Vasa!
Warm regards,
Vasa Vasa staff

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (129)
There are newer reviews for Vasa Vasa
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

83 - 87 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 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.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Federico L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 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.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank mica B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 May 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.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Giuizz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
VasaVasa_AbuDhabi, Proprietario at Vasa Vasa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 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!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 May 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

2  Thank wHamze
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Vasa Vasa also viewed

Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 

Been to Vasa Vasa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing