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Gelateria Naia

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520 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
+1 415-677-9280
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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San Diego, California
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199 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

They give samples:) I tried the PB/chocolate in a small dish. It hot the spot for an after dinner treat.

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Thank marlaher
Manama, Bahrain
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My family loves gelato, we look for it just about everywhere we go. This one has a convenient location and indoor seating to stay warm. The gelato tastes good, but not very creamy. It was nice to try, and we'll explore other gelato stores in the city.

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Thank Julie H
Tenafly, New Jersey
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Not quite Italy, but the quality and selection are very good. The fruit sorbets were especially intense in flavor and delicious.

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Thank meeth628
Westport, Connecticut
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My family had gelato at Naia on 2 consecutive nights. Yes, it's that good! They give you as many samples as you like to make sure you get the right flavor/combination. The pistachio and hazelnut flavor were stand outs for me!

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Thank CTgirl77
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best gelato I've had since visiting Italy years ago. They make all their gelato in-house (only place in the city that does) and its spectacular. They also have gluten free cones for anyone that needs them like me! This is your place for a sweet treat after all the walking and hills you'll tackle.

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Thank Jen M
San Jose, California
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I search Yelp for a place that made gelato and nothing else. What a terrific find! They make their gelato's from scratch and will serve you as many sample tastes as you wish. The lady working behind the counter was happy to help us.

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Thank Lovetoexplore16
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Look no further in my opinion. The young man working there was awesome and had great knowledge of the Gelato. I had pink grapefruit and strawberry banana. Both were fantastic. Tasted others, all superb. Bar none, the best was the environment and the young man working there! Good luck in school....

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Thank Rob H
USA
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I discovered this wonderful Gelato shop while exploring Washington Square Park in North Beach area of SF. This place is located on Columbus Ave. the place has some tables both inside and outside. It's small and has a restroom for customers to use. Their Gelato is awesome. It's nice to sit outside and watch people walking by. It's a good... More 

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woodinville
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91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Lovely clean setting with polite service offering tasting samples before you order. They were kind enough to allow 2 varieties in my dish I ordered. I had a burnt caramel and pistachio which made a tasty combination. I kept my cute flower dish it was served in. Thank you!

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Thank chris s
Castle Pines, Colorado
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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I will only eat nocciola gelato. If I am going to splurge on the calories, it has to be my absolute favorite flavor. The big issue is that while nocciola is a typical flavor in Italy, it is hard to find in the States. Consequently, I rarely eat gelato. I scout out any new gelato shop, walk in, look for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-677-9280

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

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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