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2021 ranking of the 50 best ice cream shops in Italy

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Summer, time to ... ice creams! With the heat of these days, what's better than a tasty ice cream, able to fill you with sweetness and refresh you? In our opinion, absolutely nothing, and just to celebrate ice cream worthily, we propose the ranking of the best 50 ice cream parlors in Italy, a real Giro d'Italia to the sound of ice cream.
Attention, because here we are talking about real ice cream shops, that is, those ice cream shops that really offer ice cream crafts, which do not use semi-finished products or bases, nor dyes, and which stand out for their attention to the raw material and the choice of ingredients, always fresh and in season. An extra point is given for the originality of the proposal, in these ice cream parlors you will not only find classic flavors, but also alternative and absolutely original proposals. Ready to discover the 50 best ice cream shops in Italy?



Evaluation criteria

The ranking is the result of a survey which actively involved over 20.000 members of the Community. Users were asked to evaluate over 200 ice cream shops, expressing their preferences for each of the following evaluation criteria:

  • Subjective goodness of ice cream
  • Variety of flavors available
  • Originality of the tastes present
  • Beauty of the place
  • Professionalism of the staff

Here is the official ranking.

1 - The Sicilian cannoli, Rome

The best ice cream shop in Italy this year is Il Cannolo Siciliano whose goodness satisfies the lucky Roman customers and the many tourists who fill the ice cream shop every day. But what makes this the best gelato in Italy? Carefully selected raw materials but above all a lot of passion, which allows him to create always new flavors with a unique flavor. The kingdom of ice cream is here.



  • Address: piazza Roberto Malatesta, 16 / B - Get directions
  • Phone and contacts: (+39) 062751006 - Facebook page
  • Average cost of a drink: starting from € 2,50

2 - La Parona del gelato, Parona (VR)

In second place we find La Parona del gelato located in Parona, a small town of about 2.000 inhabitants in the province of Verona. The ice cream parlor, even if without seats, was awarded second place both in Italy and in the world (see the article of the best 50 ice cream parlors in the world). At the ice cream parlor you can enjoy numerous specialties: filled cones, pastries as well as numerous flavors, from the most classic to the most unique flavors such as Tonka and Orange beans. A tip: if you find yourself in the neighborhood, don't miss the "Sbrisolona al Recioto" taste, one of the most popular!

  • Address: piazza del porto, 10 - Get directions
  • Phone and contacts: (+39) 3472103606 - Facebook page
  • Average cost of a drink: starting from € 1,60 for a ball

3 - Gelateria Pasticceria Badiani, Florence

Third place went to Gelateria Pasticceria Badiani, one of the historic ice cream shops in Florence, whose goodness has reached the United Kingdom, where it has opened another branch. Open since 1932, the ice cream shop is confirmed to be a real institution in Florence, offering every day taste and refreshing tastes of the most demanding palates. The most requested and appreciated taste is the simplest: the Buontalenti which perfectly displaces the saying "few but good", think that it is made with cream, milk, sugar and eggs!



  • Address: viale dei Mille, 20 / R - Get directions
  • Phone and contacts: (+39) 055578682 - Facebook page
  • Average cost of a drink: starting from € 3,00

4 - VeroLatte, Vigevano - Italy

An ice cream parlor gourmet and experimentation, for a truly artisanal and high quality ice cream. The careful selection of raw materials, with a special eye on local products, and the use of strictly fresh and seasonal fruit, are just some of the ingredients that make this ice cream one of the best in Italy. Opened in 2015, the VeroLatte ice cream parlor is located in Vigevano in the province of Pavia.

  • Address: via XX Settembre, 2 - Get directions
  • Phone and contacts: (+39) 3929417710 - Facebook page
  • Average cost of a drink: starting from € 2,00

5 - Il Cantagalli, Lamezia Terme (CZ)

A real one craft shop which produces excellent ice cream, a real guarantee for your taste buds. Here, both more classic and more elaborate flavors are produced. Cantagalli is a real ice cream mecca, which you can find in Lamezia Terme in the province of Catanzaro.

  • Address: via San Rocco 17 - Get directions
  • Telephone and Contacts: Facebook page
  • Average cost of a drink: starting from € 2,50

The other best ice cream shops in Italy:

  • 6 - Gelateria Gippino, piazza IV novembre 8, Lastra a Signa (FI)
  • 7 - Fiordilatte, piazza della liberty 36, Cornaredo (MI)
  • 8 - Gelateria Marea, via Miramare 7, Manfredonia (FG)
  • 9 - Gelateria Gianni, via Monte Grappa 11 / a, Bologna
  • 10 - Gelati d'Antan, via Nicola Fabrizi 37 / C, Turin
  • 11 - Sottozero Gelateria, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 83, Reggio Calabria
  • 12 - The art of dessert, via Milano 22, Vittuone (MI)
  • 13 - SofficeMania, via dei Mille 6, Canicattini (SR)
  • 14 - Bar Gelateria Italia 61, via Roma 50, Oleggio (NO)
  • 15 - The sweet tale, via Donizetti 77, Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
  • 16 - Caffé Verbella, via della liberta 12, Santa Croce sull'Arno (PI)
  • 17 - Capitan Cono, via di Porta Cavallerri 117, Rome
  • 18 - Gelateria Baldi, via Carlo Levi 19, Agliana (PT)
  • 19 - Gran Caffé patisserie Gelateria, via della marina 48, Ostia Lido
  • 20 - Bar Gelateria Lucchese, piazza San Domenico 11, Palermo
  • 21 - Caffetteria Dolcemente, Corso Italia 35, Trino (VC)
  • 22 - Giavazzi Gelateria, via Mario Cereda 14, Rivolta d'Adda (CR)
  • 23 - Tempest of tastes, via del Pigneto 191, Rome
  • 24 - Cioccogelateria Brunelli, Via Giosuè Carducci 7, Senigallia (AN)
  • 25 - Makì, Piazza degli Avveduti 2, Fano (PU)
  • 26 - Otaleg, Via di S. Cosimato 14a, Rome
  • 27 - Gelateria Antica Di Matteo, piazza Andrea Torre 13-15, Sant 'Antuono di Torchiara (SA)
  • 28 - Cremeria Santo Stefano, Via Santo Stefano 70 / c, Bologna
  • 29 - La Gourmandise, Via F. Cavallotti 36 / B, Rome
  • 30 - Cremeria Scirocco, Via Barelli 1, Bologna
  • 31 - Gelato Giusto, Via San Gregorio 17, Milan
  • 32 - Harmony and Poetry, Via Bramante 48, Civitavecchia (RM)
  • 33 - Alberto Marchetti, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 24 / bis Turin
  • 34 - Avalon frost workshop, Corso della Libertà 44, Bolzano
  • 35 - Pastry shop Santo Musumeci, piazza Santa Maria 5, Randazzo (CT)
  • 36 - Pastorino Gelateria, via Vittorio Veneto 3, Calice Ligure (SV)
  • 37 - Fatamorgana Nemorense, via Lago di Lesina 9, Rome
  • 38 - Crivella Gelati & Dessert, corso Italia 54, Sapri (SA)
  • 39 - Greedy of Nature, via Vittorio Emanuele 22, Gazzo Padovano (PD)
  • 40 - Stefano Dassié, via Calmaggiore 60, Treviso
  • 41 - Chantilly, via dell'arte 22, Moglia (MN)
  • 42 - Ciacco Gelato certainly, via Spadari 13, Milan
  • 43 - Macam, Corso Italia 90, Novara
  • 44 - Gelateria Bloom, via Del Taglio, 16, 41121 Modena (MO)
  • 45 - Gelateria Sanelli, piazza del Popolo 2/1, Salsomaggiore Terme (PR)
  • 46 - Popular Gelateria, Via Goffredo Mameli 6, Turin
  • 47 - Scian, the unusual ice cream, via Sclavons 75, Cordenons (PN)
  • 48 - Il Pinguino natural ice cream parlor, via Silvestri 224, Rome
  • 49 - The vices of the Angels, via Domenico Ridola, 36, 75100 Matera (MT)
  • 50 - Gelateria della Passera, Via Toscanella 15 / red, Florence
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