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Gelato Classico Italian

North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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576 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3313
+1 415-391-6667
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Dunwoody, Georgia
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244 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gelato at Gelato Classico Italian was fabulous! I had the dark chocolate. My kids had the expresso bean. The service was fast and friendly. The seating is limited.

Thank Maria G
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Many flavors both sweet and savory fruits and chocolate .cash only they do have an ATM. Was a great find in little Italy

Thank Jennifer A
Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Came here to try out the gelato... not very impressed. The flavor was good but it wasn't creamy like a gelato should be there was chunks of ice and it seemed like possible freezer burn? But could have just been a bad batch? Enter if you're feeling lucky I guess?

Thank McAsian05
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is rich and creamy gelato. So flavorful! We had the doubke espresso, chocolate hazelnut and pistachio. All so good, that I couldn't pick a favorite.

Thank Alyssa S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Most places that sell gelato It's really just ice cream ! At Gelato Classico, it's the real thing ! What separates Italian Gelato from ice cream are 1 basic things. 1 the flavors are much more intense and 2 The consistency is much more sense and creamy . Gelato Classico has both at a reasonable price . We give Gelato... More 

Thank Frank M
Chicago, Illinois
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927 reviews
697 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Small gelato destination on Stockton Street with a great selection of gelato flavors, but quite expensive and even the "large" size is rather small.

Thank MarshBruce
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This place is right around the corner from Tony's Pizza (highly recommend). The S'mores gelato was incredible.

Thank Justin S
Yorktown, Virginia
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301 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a tiny place off the main road in the Italian section of North Beach. There was a decent selection and both my daughters ordered smalls ($4.25). I tried both and I have to say I've had much better before. The flavor was fine but the texture was grainy. We were a little disappointed.

Thank Sabena Y
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A small gelato shop opposite Tony's pizza. Serves, both sorbets and gelatos. Try a 4 scoop cup and come away very happy and satisfied. If its crowded, grab a cup to go and enjoy the sun at the park nearby.

Thank clix22
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Creamy, fruity, tasty gelatos we ever had. Clean place, excellent service. Had passion fruit flavor, very tasty, not to sweet. Family enjoyed mango and raspberry flavors, more on a sweet side. They enjoyed and want to go back for more.

Thank Angela A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 576 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-6667

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  • 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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