We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Gelato Classico Italian

$
Neighbourhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
576 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3313
+1 415-391-6667
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 38: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer A
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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?

Helpful?
Thank McAsian05
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Alyssa S
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Frank M
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
916 reviews
686 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

Helpful?
Thank MarshBruce
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Justin S
Yorktown, Virginia
Level Contributor
283 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Sabena Y
Bombay
Level Contributor
127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank clix22
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Angela A
Level Contributor
47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Tasty, rich, creamy and yummy. Place is clean and customer service is great. Highly recommended. Small shop which gives you a feeling that they still care for what you think.

Helpful?
Thank Manuel G

Travellers who viewed Gelato Classico Italian also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Gelato Classico Italian? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gelato Classico Italian and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Gelato Classico Italian staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • 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

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood