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Italian
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
0.3 km from Ponte dell'Accademia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice assortment of flavors and excellent service even during busy times. The gelato was rich and creamy and everything you want gelato to be. Definitely worth the walk from our hotel. This will be our go to Gelato place when we return to Venice. Glad...we were recommended this place!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like high quality ice cream,this is the place to go.We tried several flavours (strawberry, yogurt, chocolate,fior de latte) and they were all excellent.But our absolute favourite was pistachio, which does not have the flashy green colour of most industrial so called pistachio ice...creams.It really tastes like pistachio and has small bits of it too. If you like gianduia, you have to try their Gianduiotto,a big chunk of frozen gianduia served with freshly made whipped cream(not the awful stuff out of a can!). The waiters are very kind and you can sit on the big deck with a great view of the lagoon. We were in Venice for 5 days and went there every day once we’d found it.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popular thanks to patio seating overlooking Giudecca Canal Gelateria Nico is a family-owned establishment on Fondamenta Zattere ai Gesuati, hours from 07h30 to 18h00 every day but Thursday finding outside seats occupied with additional seats within. Not offering Gelato before 11h00, morning better suited for...Espresso and Pastries, guests will find a fairly basic selection priced higher than many, the Waffle’s visibly taken from cellophane and rewarmed while Bread topped with Ham and Cheese comes from a beg before getting pressed. Relaxed in terms of service, well suited for those hoping to watch the sunset over an Aperol Spritz, fans of Cannoli should look elsewhere as Nico’s taste stale while the Cornetti and Rice Tart are average, at best.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Sitting on the pontoon, looking across to Giudecca, is the perfect spot for an early evening drink. The service is very friendly, with a good choice of wines, and complimentary crisps. It seems a favourite with locals, and also does excellent ice creams.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

Great if you like being treated contemptuously by spivs. We were drawn to this locale by it’s lovely waterside location. That’s the only positive. When we sat down we discovered broken glass at our feet. The less than energetic waiter cleared it away when we...pointed it out to him - but why should we have to? Anyway, we ordered two Aperol Spritz’s and a Diet Coke. Luckily the coke came in an unopened tin and was still within its use by date - so that was fine. But, the Aperol spritz’s were lousy and completely flat. Frankly I was too thirsty to care and drank mine. However my wife, who had been anticipating a thirst quenching fizz, was dissatisfied. When I complained to the same waiter, his attitude was ‘so-what’ and he refused to entertain the idea of a replacement (for my wife’s drink). I demanded to see the person in charge. When this second person appeared he belittled our complaint, claiming that the true spritz, which Venetians apparently swear by, uses flat white wine rather than the Prosecco laced version that the rest of the world seems to have moved on to. I pointed out to this charlatan that the spritz should still have a fizz, regardless of the wine, by virtue of the soda water, which remains a fundamental constituent, even in Venice. He retorted that white wine naturally suppresses the soda’s fizz. Need I say more? Avoid.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

We came here on the recommendation of a local Venetian. It was fresh & delicious! We chose to take it to go but they also have seating with service on the water front. A family saw us eating and asked if it was good. We...said yes and after a couple minutes he walked by with a cone in hand and gave us a thumbs up! Recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Stressed and busy waited at a table for 15 minutes waiters were extremely busy but just kept walking by. Thought I would help by ordering 3 ice creams at the front kiosk fine. Sat back at the table with the family someone from inside yelling...you no sit there! 4 other outside tables where free. Ready for an argument but was too hot to bother. Ice creams standard no better than Gelatino Squaro 3 minutes around the corner and as pleasant and smiley as one could imagine. Nico’s not for me thanksMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023

Spoiled by tourism-unfriendly staff-ice great - Nico - take care of your business … my advice for you

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

Nothing special, I’ve cream good but not served in anything resembling a traditional ice cream parlour. Aperol spritz lovely, panini was the basic cheap “ham”, There’s plenty of lovely places to eat on the zattere so I wouldn’t bother with this one specifically. Service was...limited but this might have been a one off.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

Wonderful little place right by the vaparetto. Fair prices and the best gelato. Just have a seat and the server will find you.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023 via mobile

We were walking around Venice and happened upon this place and it had a line so we thought we would try it. The gelato was good and we enjoyed the pistachio, stracciatella, chocolate and coconut but the service is garbage. We found ourselves and a...few people in front of us had to repeat their order a few times because the staff would ask and then immediately turn away only to turn back and ask what they wanted to order again. I had to repeat my first choice twice and my second choice three times because the man kept turning around for seemingly nothing. They are located on the south side of Venice and in an area that isn't too busy with quite a few benches. You can get a different view of the area but you may want a different gelato spot with better service.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

This gelateria was recommended by our guide, but I was rather disappointed. The ice-creams are quite standard, the waiter could have been a bit more friendly (which is generally the case in Venice). The location is nice, at a fondamenta across Giudecca.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

Really fantastic gelato. I had the pistachio! Very smooth and creamy texture, with great flavor. inexpensive and friendly service.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023

The hotel had recommended getting an "ice cream" from this place . it was the best we had in Venice

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

The gelato is meh. It was recommended to us by a local but truly it was okay gelato. It’s not in closed containers and it’s exposed outside. The people are not friendly either. We paid for a scoop of ice cream each. I had my...husband hold my ice cream so I can use the restroom. The waiter told me where the restroom was. As soon as I walked out the restroom the owner was glaring at me. He proceeded to yell at me and then mumble something in Italian. I already used the bathroom and there was nothing I can do about it. Im not gonna take my ice cream to the bathroom either. Not nice people. Spend your money elsewhere for better quality gelato.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Yes, Gelateria Nico offers takeaway services.

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Gelateria Nico is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4