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Fontego delle Dolcezze

#11 of 84 Dessert in Venice
#119 of 1,343 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
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Sestiere Santa Croce 1910, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 721424
Thu - Tue 12:30 - 20:00
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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great little place, great service with great ice cream and desserts. We've tried the Tiramisu and some ricotta ice cream. Would recommend to try this one!

Thank Alekawka
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154 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious gelato here, plus cakes and crepes. We enjoyed 2 large scoops for 2.70 euro (medium size). Cones or cups offered. That was so good we topped it off with a chocolate/nut crepe. Great little place on quiet street.

Thank RamblersOhio
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome gelato and crepes!! We hade pistacchio gelato for 1.70 € and Le dolci crepes for 3.5 €. I definitely recommend the place.

Thank Ciucur M
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I came to this place by the suggestion from this apps , yet apparently the 5 stars reviews was overrated . The gelato was nice and okay . The single gelato cost around 1.5€ with small portion . During our visit to Venice we have try several different kind of gelato , and this one offer less portion of one... More 

Thank Hendrihap
Auckland, Nz
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Fabulous gelato - couldn't walk by without buying one for three days in a row while staying nearby. Authentic Italian gelato - many flavours changing daily according to season/freshness of ingredients. Friendly service, clean premises. Highly recommended. Everything an Italian gelateria should be. Yum!

Thank jandm63
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182 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

we fond that gelateria during our walks in Venice, it's amazing, the taste is great, typically Italian ice cream

Thank Bechara C
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place was great. Awesome gelato, friendly staff, and much better tasting than all of the tourist carts you'll find around Rialto.

Thank Jason M
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Small clean gelateria with a very good selection of gelato. The mango is true mango flavor, no substitute flavoring. The price is fair for Venice - a great choice on a not summer Venetian day.

Thank vaphillis
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

They had many exciting flavors. The staff was so sweet to us, and the ice cream, off corse, was amazing. I ordered a hazelnut flavored ice cream and my friend a sorbet, and they were both so flavorful.

Thank AstaKristin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A sweet little Gelatteria just down the street from the beautiful San Stae Church and conveniently, a water bus stop. The staff was very friendly and patient with our attempt at ordering in Italian. The gelato was authentic with vibrant flavors and wasn't the big fluffy piles you'll come across in busy tourist areas and ultimately, want to avoid.

Thank kimberjYYC

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Street Food
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:00
12:30 - 20:00
12:30 - 20:00
12:30 - 20:00
12:30 - 20:00
12:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sestiere Santa Croce 1910, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 721424

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

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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