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Gelato Classico

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435 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
+1 650-327-1317
11:00 - 22:00
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San Jose
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316 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

This is the best Gelato Place in South Bay, if not the best in San Francisco Bay Area for Gelato! No need to go to downtown SF or other parts of Bay Area to get gelato. Gelato Classico is it!

Thank Geminican
Princeton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

Gelato is good, has some interesting flavors such as fresh ginger. Had the pistachio and walnut which was good (but have eaten better)... One big problem is that this is a cash only establishment... which is a royal pain

Thank CSGandhi
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Almost always has a line, but it moves relatively quickly. There are lots of great favors (my favorites are mint chocolate chip, dark chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate).

Thank karatejoe922
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182 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Not a long line - just shows that it is appreciated. Order at the counter, great variety of choices both gelato and ice cream, and then take outside. There's a few tables outside but plan to eat standing or walking. Nice after eating a spicy dinner next door at Jing Jing or elsewhere.

Thank mojave_ben
Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

My boyfriend and I went twice during our trip to San Francisco. We ended up here twice for several reasons - I really like gelato, the gelato is definitely very good, and it was convenient to where we were staying. The large variety of unique flavors - like lavender or ginger - is probably what makes this place great. We... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Palo Alto, California
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289 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

We just returned from a trip to Italy and we were having an Italian meal in honor of our trip and the Euro soccer final. I picked up some pizza from Patxis next door and was on the way to the car when I saw a family licking their gelato cones outside the shop. I darted in and was happy... More 

1 Thank Colleen D
Santa Monica, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

It seems that great gelato is getting harder to find so run don't walk to this place. Best I have ever had, anywhere!

Thank rigdastig
San Francisco
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Unless you are planning to go to Florence, Gelato Classico is one of the closest things to an authentic gelato that you are going to find in these parts. They have various traditional flavors such as hazelnut, chocolate, and coffee, as well as some more interesting sorbet flavors. My favorite is the passionfruit sorbet!

Thank Quetzalcoatl
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729 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

Excellent! Very good. And the staff member working there was super friendly! She was real nice and let us taste test a couple kinds of gelato. The gelatos were flavorful and delicious. Each of us got a couple different flavors and enjoyed each one a lot. Definitely will be back to this friendly little place!

Thank GlendaleCA
Palo Alto, CA
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2008

All the gelato is delicious but their spumoni gelato is divine. Trust me.

Thank Terry1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-327-1317

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?