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Eissalon am Schwedenplatz

#21 of 102 Dessert in Vienna
#206 of 3,730 Places to Eat in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old University Quarter
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Franz Josefs-Kai 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5331996
09:30 - 23:30
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If only i knew it before, but i went there for the first time yesterday. And for more than 10 years i was going to zanoni and similar passing by the most delicious ice in central Vienna... Absolutely amazing, not expensive, new opening, and wide variaty of melbas and sortiments. Do not think that ice is avarage because the location... More 

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Watkinsville, GA
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My friend and I were eating dinner at Schwedenplatz when we saw EVERYONE walking by with huge ice cream cones! We followed the trail up the hill to Eissalon am Schwedenplatz. Just a short line and very helpful employees spoke English and helped us make good choices. EXCELLENT, creamy gelato. Then WE joined the line wandering down to the river... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

the ice is nice, but the service slow and arrogant, indeed the location is perfect, but still customers have always right

Thank Dimitar G
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Amazing to see folks sitting outside eating ice cream when the temperature was in the low 50s, but I guess in Vienna, that's the way it's done. We loved this place (just half a block from our hotel, so very convenient (unfortunately, because we were trying to be careful with our calories - and NOT here). But the ice cream... More 

Thank Boyd F
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My partner (who is from Vienna) continuously spoke of this place and how we MUST go... and I'm glad, because it was awesome. The ice cream, truly was the best I've ever had. There's so many varieties of flavours (fresh!), combinations, toppings, extras that you could possibly think of. I've added the photos from our first visit, when we went... More 

Thank supersaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Over the last couple of years the quality and taste of their ice cream decreased massively. By now they've reached a level that is below average with very e pensive prices. With about 2 minutes of walking one can reach more than 3 other ice cream places that are better than this one. Especially the staff is very unfriendly here... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A few new flavours depending on the weekday, vegan ice-cream and interesting mixes with fruit, whipped cream and liqueurs served in the middle of all the action on Schwedenplatz.

Thank Minerva H
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most amazing ice creama I'ce tasted in my life! They have special flavours and change them daily. Tried out very interesting ones such as maroni, ginger, topfen. They have of course also the traditionals.

Thank Iuliamihai
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

There is Zannoni, there is a fancy Italian at the corner but there is also “Eissalon am Schwedenplatz”. Simple, it has excellent Icecream, the waiters are having a nice Russian or Eastern European accent and always a smile on the faces. Creamy, gentle and satisfying. What else you need? One can sit if s/he wishes so and order a big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Direct in front of the Schwendplatz metro-station. You see an ice cream shop with a lot of people going in and out. Its product is the best one in Vienna. And the most famous. The whole atmosphere is fabulous. You can choose many different ice cream flavours and just point them out. They speak English there.

Thank Stella K

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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
Gluten Free Options
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Franz Josefs-Kai 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5331996

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Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.
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