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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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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

When in Palo Alto we always stop here for gelato. The flavors and the texture of the gelato combine to make it the best we’ve tasted anywhere.

Thank ConstantTravelers
Lakewood, Colorado
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We noticed a long line waiting out the door at Gelato Classico and assumed it must be good so we got on the end of the line. When we finally made our way to the front, we found out that you can taste before deciding. I remembered the amazing pistachio gelato I had in Sicily so I asked to taste... More 

Thank jenniferlsylman
Madrid, Spain
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

After living in Europe for two years with no lack of gelato, I have been missing it terribly. My family wandered just off the Main Street to get this gelato. If I had never been to Italy, let alone Europe, before, I would have thought it was absolutely wonderful. For me, however, it was just sort of disappointing.

Thank Jennifer D
Los Altos, California
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

It's busy because its not a secret that the best gelato around comes from this chain. Another store in mountain view, and maybe others in the area, but these two are both often busy but always worth the wait...

Thank CTPreview
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The staff here are very patient and allow you to taste the array of flavours they have. Ice creams are very creamy and taste amazing. A must stop in Palo Alto

Thank JetBackPack
Palo Alto
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Delicious creamy/chewy Italian ice cream. Get the affogato -- gelato served with espresso poured over the top. Yum!

Thank Katie B
San Francisco, California
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I LOVE ice cream and gelato. I had great gelato here before and always was very happy. Today after Burmese spicy food I really was looking forward to some nice gelato. It was surprisingly watery and had no real taste

Thank JVDZ7
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I would rather rate good than very good but surely above average I stop buy after lunch in area if in mood for dessert Lots of designer flavors Almost too many

Thank Madscientist495
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Gelato Classico was the place for Gelato in the 80s and 90s unfortunately to my knowledge The locations in Palo Alto and San Francisco (close to Washington square on Union) are the only onse left. If you have not tried their Spumoni th epilgrimage will be rewarded. Copa mista for those with nut allergies is as close as gelato heaven... More 

Thank TG_Tulio
san francisco
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111 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We love this place and since its right next to Patxi pizza and Rangoon ruby it makes it a great dessert place to go to. My favorite is Pistachio but unfortunately they werent serving it the last time we went so we tried Honey lavendar which was equally good.

Thank goin2cancun

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