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Almare Gelato Italiano

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2170 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1307
+1 510-649-1888
07:00 - 12:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 12:00
Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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South San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great, real Italian gelato all made by hand with love! They use fresh and natural ingredients, and have a variety of delicious flavor choices in cups or cones. They also sell sorbet, sodas, water, cookies, and chocolate. Seats available. The shop is a bit small, and there's always a line since it's so well liked and enjoyed!

Thank Southcityca
Concord, California
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281 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Almare gets my husband's vote for the best gelato in the East Bay, and he has gelato there a couple of times a week. This is real Italian gelato, like you will find in Europe. I do love Almare myself, but reserve my judgement on the very best gelato in the East Bay. The tiramisu is wonderful, as is the... More 

Thank N_skier
Cancun, Mexico
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

All of their gelato, which is made on premises is high quality. This flavor was so intriguing, I had to try it and it was excellent. They have a wide selection of favors

Thank Nancy C
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have had authentic Italian gelato many, many times in Italy and this is genuinely good gelato! It's cheaper than a flight to Italy, so I highly recommend it until you can get to Rome! :) I had the hazelnut and chocolate. Just wonderful flavors and apparently the cocoa they serve is made from Perugina! I love it, my favorite!!... More 

Thank ccincalif
Manhattan Beach, California
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511 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Our first experience here was not positive. Of course the person taking our order and serving us chocolate gelato was wonderful. We did not feel that we were eating the real gelato. Yes, the chocolate was creamy but not that cold. Was their a refrigeration problem? Was it me? Was it my partner? The delicious chocolate flavor was totally missing.... More 

Thank Sequoia R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Personally I just love ice-cream that taste as promised by the name. If that is what you are looking for, Almare Gelato Italiano will not disappoint you. I tried the pistachio and the stracciatella flavour and both were just perfect. The cappuccino, however, did not impress me quite as much. The milk was way too hot for my taste.

Thank Cornelia S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Always a go-to spot when we are in Berkeley; we went twice in three days this time. Every flavor is delicious; this time we went crazy for salted caramel and almond/fig.

Thank Edo4
Berkeley, California
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Free tastes offered with some unusual flavors. Yes, the pistachio gelato in Italy was delicious but the Rose gelato here was exceptional. It was smooth and subtle as well as beautiful to look at. Everyone was super friendly, too. We'll be coming back again and again. They are also open until 11 pm so it is so convenient to go... More 

Thank judeym
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

I don't normally eat gelato, but when the wife wants some on vacation, you just got to stop. I must admit, this is the best gelato I have tasted. Not a lot of selection ( at least eigth today), but that makes for some righteous attention to the ones they have. You can really tell the shop puts pride in... More 

Thank jjjv2
Northern England
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223 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Generous portions, generous offers of tastes, unusual flavors constantly changing--great place to get ice cream (and much cheaper than gelato in Italy. . .). Try it and you'll keep coming back, as we did.

Thank leisure-traveller44

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2170 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-649-1888

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