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Bella Gelateria & Gelato

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1001 Cordova St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B7, Canada
+1 604-569-1010
Today
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The line ups are very long but it's worth the wait! There are many different flavors you can try before hand and espresso coffee as well. They literally have the best gelato I've ever had.

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Thank Khela_H
Kirkland, Washington
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good gelato, decent service. We went here two nights in a row. It was excellent. They have some limited pastries in addition to the gelato. It was busy and there was a line but it did move quickly. Limited seating but its downtown so a nice area to walk around - may be a challenge during cold times. We... More 

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Thank MomfromWAState
Prince George, Canada
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722 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never have been. However, met the owner at the intl gelato festival in May 2012 and the gelato he had made was very delicious. It was maple pecan. Very smooth, not overly sweet with maple flavouring, pecans were a nice touch instead of walnuts. Very nice treat for on a hot, sunny day. I did google it when we came... More 

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Thank mariedesjardins
Vancouver
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favourite place to go for ice cream. They have many different chocolate flavors. The line ups are atrocious especially in the summer months.

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Thank TequilaVancouver
Zagreb, Croatia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is besides Earnest and Rocket Point, the best place for ice cream for us, in Vancouver. The flavors at Bella are good, the creaminess too, and the offer is wide enough. The only thing we would like is if the scoop size for the price was bigger.

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Thank Romana S
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’d heard a great deal about this ice cream outlet, fortunately we didn’t experience the long lines outside (probably because it was -4 degrees and snowing outside). The flavours were very rich and the experience most enjoyable. They let you sample a few before deciding, which, given their prices, is probably a good and helpful thing. Would definitely return for... More 

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Indy
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

While the prices were high, it is expected given the cost-of-living in Vancouver (from what I hear and read). The line was too the door but the store has plenty of staff and the line moves quick. Even though the prices were higher for a dessert, the gelato was really good. They have lots of flavors to choose from. The... More 

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Thank Ravekid
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Such Delicious gelato and the waffle cone is so yummy. There's lots of flavors to choose from as well. It's a great little place to stop for a sweet treat.

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Thank klprice9
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing variety of flavors! Unique way to store each flavor separately. Sea salt caramel was delicious and should not be missed. We loved that they try to use slot of local products!

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Thank Aimee E
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Absolutely mind blowing ice cream, too good for kids. This is as good as it gets this side of Venice. Warning: lines can be very long so bring a friend so you can chat. Prices are high but quality costs. This is the #1 best gelato in town, hands down. #2 goes to Mario's. People, watch your brain freeze. (Located... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Cordova St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-569-1010

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

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Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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