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Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream

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241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
+1 650-969-2900
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Atlanta, GA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I always try to seek out a gelato place when I travel and this is definitely in my top three. I drove up from San Jose in order to try it. They have many accolades from the community.

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Thank Jcgiraffe
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love gelato. I don't think you can go wrong with it. I can't think of anything I'd change other than taking credit cards.

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Thank Nicole L
Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. Excellent gelato and sorbet, dozens of flavors. Burgundy cherry is my favorite. The place is tiny and there is often a line. I guess I am not the only one who likes this place :-) Rain or shine - not to be missed!

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Thank dbsubscribe777
Pollock Pines
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Really Good Italian ice cream. A wee bit pricey but everything in the Bay Area is. They could have scheduled more employees for this weekend. It was the Mountain View Art and wine weekend and the line was out the door. The employees were friendly and fast but you need more help with a big time event in town. ❤️❤️

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Thank glaslady
Mountain View, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great flavors with some creative combinations, made with high quality ingredients. Best gelato place on the mid-peninsula.

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Thank Pat B
Yuma
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I decided to write this review after giving them a second shot; and I have to say, going to this place is like a roller coaster. You wait forever in line, and it's got it's ups an downs. Each time I've visited, there has been no less than 3 employees there, but only one of them actively helping customers and... More 

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Thank Dan W
Msambweni, Kenya
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I like the variety of gelato offered. However, some of it seems to have been there for a while as there's ice flakes on top. Either it's been there a while or the freezer isn't working well? However, my biggest issue is the insanely SLOW service. On a hot summer night they have one or maybe two staff on hand... More 

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Thank who_is_just_me
Mountain View, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Decent gelato but clearly overrated. I am a native Italian and a Mountain View local. There are better places in the south bay for the same price. The constant long line outside the door is a further disincentive. It takes less time to drive to Palo Alto, get a better gelato and come back to Mountain View. Yes, this place... More 

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Thank penna77
Mountain View, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Because their gelato and ices are so delicious, you may have to wait a bit to be served, but it's worth it! Try their affogato (gelato with an espresso poured over it and topped with whipped cream). Best thing, ever!!

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Thank Sharon G
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I been coming here for years, he always had good flavors and very tasty gelato and sorbet. Same owner for years, nice guy, he is a retired pilot. I will support hime always, he is almost Mt. View's oldest Gelato place.

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Thank Michael T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-969-2900

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