Veneziana – oldest ice cream shop

Tucked away in a corner near Praça dos Restauradores you will find Veneziana. This is the smallest and oldest ice cream parlour I have seen in Lisbon.


The store is small, but the terrace is normally gigantic. Currently (and unfortunately for the owner of Veneziana), a few buildings next to their store are being refurbished, which comes at the expense of the terrace and overall accessibility.

In the high season there are large crowds here, mainly Lisboetas come here to buy their delicious ice cream. We often have the bad luck that they are closed due to holidays, just when we are in Lisbon.

Cassata as a home specialty

Cassata is the house specialty. This is a lasagne made of ricotta, vanilla and chocolate ice cream with strawberry sauce, whipped cream and roasted almonds as topping. It is good that Lisbon is built on seven hills so you can walk off the calories!

Just like Caza das Vellas Loreto, Veneziana is one of the oldest shops in Lisbon. Veneziana opened its doors in 1936 and is still owned by the same family.

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Where to find Veneziana

If you come from Rossio to Ascensor da Gloria, you will practically pass by Veneziana. Take a good look, because it is such a small shop that you easily walk past it.

Address: Praça dos Restauradores 9, Baixa
Opening hours: every day from 1 p.m. – 0:00

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