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I just saw new store front - still under construction - in downtown Mill Valley for a gelato place called Cici - has anyone heard of this this place? Gelato sounds good to me.

However, I kept thinking it sounded a bit like Ici...

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  1. This is all that I have heard. Sounds good to me to!
    http://www.marinij.com/dining/ci_4506760

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    1. re: Xander

      Now they have a website: http://www.cici.it

    2. ... except Ici is ice cream, not gelato.

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      1. re: chemchef

        cici not ici.

        1. re: wally

          Right -- the original poster said that Cici reminded her of Ici, but it was pointed out that Ici is ice cream, while apparently Cici will be gelato.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            Isn't gelato Italian ice cream?

            1. re: Mick Ruthven

              On a high level
              Gelato = milk-based
              Ice Cream = heavy cream based

              More detail on the General Board
              http://www.chow.com/topics/300764
              http://www.chow.com/topics/409327

              As long as I'm in this thread, here's a link to my report about the excellent gelato at Cici
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417033

      2. In another ice cream thread, someone said they were opening this weekend and provided this link to an Marin Independant Journal mention (scroll down)
        http://www.marinij.com/lifestyles/ci_...

        For coffee lovers from the above link ...
        "n addition to gelato, Cici will feature Segafredo Zanetti coffee from Italy that will be used in a variety of espresso drinks. One of Italy's most delicious combinations, affogato de cafe, hot espresso poured over gelato, will be on the menu.

        The little cafe seats 11 at tables and three at a counter and will serve primarily gelato and coffee drinks at first."

        Cici - pronounced Chee Chee
        17 E. Blithedale Ave.
        Mill Valley, Ca
        415-388-2423.

        Hours:
        Closed Sunday ... awww
        Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m
        Fri - Sat 10 am - 11 p.m.

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        1. re: rworange

          Just talked to them tonight. The IJ was wrong. They WILL be open on Sunday, 7 days a week! Best bit is they open tomorrow!

          1. re: Xander

            That makes sense. It really wouldn't make sense for an ice cream place to be closed on Sunday!