5 excellent ice-cream parlours in Venice

1) Da Nico

People have been flocking here for Nico’s legendary gianduiotto for many years, and it has truly become a Venetian institution as a result! Do try this amazing creation, which is made from a piece of gianduia (a mix of chocolate and hazelnuts) served in a small cup and covered with lashings of whipped cream. Exquisite is an understatement.

gelateria Da Nico

Fondamenta Zattere al Ponte Longo 922

+39 041 522 5293

http://gelaterianico.com

2) Gelato di Natura

This ice-cream shop has several franchises in the city. While it doesn’t have many flavours and some are on rotation, the quality of the ingredients is excellent, and the ice cream simply delicious. Do try their walnut and fig if it’s available.

Gelato di Natura

Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio 1628

+39 340 286 7178

http://gelatodinatura.com

3) Gelateria Paolin

You’ll find the Paolin ice-cream parlour in Campo Santo Stefano, one of the most beautiful squares in Venice. This large venue has many outdoor tables. The perfect setting – especially on a hot summer’s day – for a break and a cup that overflows with fruit and ice cream.

stock photo of ice cream

Campo Santo Stefano 2962

+39 041 522 5576

4) Fontego delle Dolcezze - San Stae

A small place to get ice cream to go, which also serves desserts and frozen yoghurt. What makes their artisan ice cream so good is the quality of the raw ingredients. They have a wide range of flavours but their seasonal fruit options are highly recommended.

ontego delle Dolcezze

Salizada San Stae 1910

+39 041 721 424

5) Gelateria Alaska

The artisan gelato shop par excellence. This hole in the wall produces only a few flavours, depending on which ingredients are available and in season. The ice cream is less sweet than others, as the ice-cream maker prefers to focus on the depth of flavour. Truly outstanding.

gelato with chocolate and vanilla

Calle Largadei Bari 1159

+39 041 715 211

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