Do you want to eat the best gelato in Venice? Or as the Italians says “Il miglior gelato”. If there is one thing that Italians have perfected besides their amazing cuisine and coffee – is their gelato! If you are looking for the perfect gelato you will want to look for something smooth, creamy, naturally flavored and topped on a crispy cone and you will only find that at the gelateria! You will notice that there are many gelato shops in Venice meaning the search for the perfect gelato may get a bit tricky. So to help you with this we have made a list for 9 of the best places for gelato in Venice.
Gelato is the perfect treat after you have been walking around this labyrinth of a city. The gelaterias in the city are some of the most vibrant shops in the city! Their displays are filled with color in both their gelato and in their designs.
Take a little break on your trip to enjoy this mix of delicious flavors. You can enjoy them after your meal or as an aperitivo. It will be a nice break or a nice treat to enjoy while walking through the city or to your next activity.
1.LA MELA VERDE
La Mela Verde is a small green ice cream shop located in Castello area. It’s known for artisanal home-made Italian style ice cream. One flavor is about 2€. They even serve Panna Gelato which is sweet bread filled with ice cream. Green apple (mela verde) is their signature flavor. Not a coincidence when it’s also the name of the shop.
Address: Fondamenta de l’Osmarin Castello 4977
Phone: +39 349 195 7924
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2. GELATI NICO
Gelati Nico is located in the most southern part of the main island. It is a bit off the typical tourist path. However, you can be assured that it is worth going as it is a highly recommended place amongst locals. You can get their coppa –glass cup– as it’s the most favorite way to consume their gelato. The cups are filled with the flavors you choose and usually, they add fresh fruits and crispy biscuits. The view outside is amazing so it’s the perfect place to sit down and enjoy your gelato!
Address: Dorsoduro, 922
Phone: +39 041 522 5293
3. LA BOUTIQUE DEL GELATO
The location of a gelateria is quite important. Especially during the summer when you might want some well-needed shade from the sun. La Boutique del Gelato is perfect for this purpose as it is situated on the road that goes from Rialto Bridge to St Marco Square. The gelato here is rich and has a firmer texture than other gelatos. They also offer granite, frappe and foccina con gelato – another type of bread and ice-cream combination.
Address: Salizzada S. Lio 5727
Phone: +39 041 522 3283
4. IL DOGE
Gelateria Il Doge has been around since 1986 and it is another favorite of locals. It’s located in the Dorsoduro area near the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum. Aside from serving delicious gelato, Il Doge has a great variety of ice cream for people following a special diet. They have dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free and organic flavors of gelato. They also offer Sicilian style granite and milkshake. Their signature flavor is Crème Il Doge. A splendid combination of vanilla ice cream with a crispy chocolate layer all covered in a chocolate orange sauce, including orange peels.
Address: Dorsoduro 3058/a
Phone: +39 388 102 9814
5. SUSO GELOTOTECA
Suso is a well-loved gelateria. Their display is filled with a variety of colors due to their wide variety of flavors. If you get one of their flavors, it is usually around € 1.80, however, if you want one of their creations it is about €2.20. The signature flavours have very unique names such as Manet or Opera. Manet is a blend of hazelnut and salted pistachio and it’s the most popular flavor in Suso. Their shop is located only a street away from the Rialto Bridge.
Address: San Marco 5453
Phone: +39 348 564 6545
Well, yes: Venchi is a chocolaterie. However, how can you make chocolate even better? Make it with gelato of course! Your nose and palate are invited to a feast here. The smell of the chocolate and the caramel from the cone is like a dream. Along with the ice cream, they offer ice cream crepes and of course you can always ask for an extra chocolate spread on top.
Address: Calle dei Fabbri 989
Phone: +39 041 241 2314
7. CA’ D’ORO
Ca’ D’Oro is a family owned and managed gelateria in the Canereggio area. They use fresh and natural ingredients to make this delicious home-made ice cream. The best part of their ice cream selection is their peculiar flavors. The flavors are usually combined together with ingredients like ricotta, honey, sesame, spice custard, almonds and raisins. They also sell ice cream on sticks which is quite rare in most gelato shops.
Address: Via Cannaregio 4273/b
Phone: +39 041 522 8982
Carlo Pistacchi – the owner and gelato maker in Alaska is a very genuine character. Although he might not be known as the most polite owner, he definitely knows how to handle ice cream and its many flavors. When you work with unique flavors it might be difficult to turn them into something that all people can like. But he does it! Spice aromas such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and even more eccentric ones like tamarind or rose sorbet are all used in his creations.
Address: Lista die Bari, Santa Croce
9. GELATO FANTASY
This is a big ice cream shop that is located in the touristic area of Gelato Fantasy. You can find your favorite snacks in their gelato form here and even your favorite pastries. They have flavors like Cheesecake, Sacher, Nutella, Oreo, and KitKat! Like many gelaterias in Venice, they offer granite and also crepes.
Address: Calle Dei Fabbri San Marco 929
Phone: +39 041 522 5993