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The 45 Best Ice Cream Shops in the World - Ranking 2021

Ice cream is the food of happiness. Who doesn't love him madly? When we were children we were told "if you're good I'll buy you ice cream". Well, that's it: ice cream is a special prize, a gift, perhaps at the end of the day, to indulge in a little sweetness. Whatever flavor it is, cream or fruit, cone or cup, the important thing is that it is creamy ice cream. In this article we want to give an award to the best ice cream, indeed, to the best ice cream in the world, by electing the 45 best ice cream shops in the world!



1 - The Sicilian cannoli, Rome - Italy

Eugenio Morrone of Il cannolo siciliano di Roma, is the ice cream maker who has obtained the highest score in the Gelato Festival World Ranking, and, judging by the enthusiasm of his customers, it is all deserved. Eugenio manages a highly qualified staff of pastry chefs, who also produce excellent desserts. The most loved flavor? Apparently, just ... the Sicilian cannoli!

  • 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 - Italy

With this small ice cream parlor in the province of Verona, with no seats, the ice cream maker Giovanna Bonazzi has won awards all over the world. The most popular flavors are those dedicated to the territory: the Sbrisolona al Recioto and The Kiss of Romeo and Juliet. It is possible to order stuffed cones or take away ice cream pastries, if instead you want the take away tray, the minimum you can buy is 700 gr: never mind! If you happen to be near Verona, it is ideal to have ice cream and then take a walk along the nearby Adige, there are benches to sit nearby.



  • 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 - Italy

This beautiful pastry shop in Florence, to the sound of prizes,has also opened in the UK delighting the English with the excellent ice cream by Paolo Badiani, who was practically born in the middle of ice cream, in fact this pastry and ice cream parlor has an ancient family tradition. The flavor that has received the most awards worldwide is Buontalenti, dedicated to the Florentine architect, made simply with cream, milk, eggs, sugar. The simplicity of taste always pays off. The restaurant also makes cakes and small pastries, and it is also possible to sit inside to have quick lunches.

  • 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 - Bella Gelateria, Vancouver - Canada

Finally a foreigner: James Coleridge enters the top five with full rights, considerably improving the position conquered in the past years, thanks to the secrets he has managed to steal from the Italian ice cream makers. His ice cream shop resembles ours in every way, and James offers classic but also refined flavors such as saffron and what is now the most popular among the palates of connoisseurs: salted caramel. However, it is with the pecan walnut flavor in maple syrup, a typical Canadian product, that James has won the first prize in recent years even in Florence.



  • Address: 1001, West Cordova Street - Get directions
  • Phone and contacts: (+1) 6045691010 - Facebook page
  • Average cost of a drink: Starting at $ 8,00

5 - VeroLatte, Vigevano - Italy

With this authentic ice cream boutique opened in 2015, Massimiliano Scotti has won many awards by experimenting with very simple flavors, reminiscent of the flavors of childhood snacks. This is how the award-winning Rice & Milk was born. This ice cream parlor is also a pastry shop with an open laboratory, in the morning it serves breakfast with fresh croissants and you can also have lunch and an aperitif. Of course, if you find a bit of a queue outside, it's for ice cream, in a cone or cup. Massimiliano is very attentive to raw materials, only natural and with a short supply chain to prefer local products.

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

The other best ice cream shops:

  • 6 - Il Cantagalli, via San Rocco 17 Lamezia Terme - Italy
  • 7 - Véneta Italian ice cream, carrer de Ribera 7 Valencia - Spain
  • 8 - Lodziarnia Limoni, Jarosława Dąbrowskiego 1, Warsaw - Poland
  • 9 - Gelateria Gippino, piazza IV novembre 8, Lastra a Signa - Italy
  • 10 - Cow & The moon, 181 Enmore Road, Sydney - Australia
  • 11 - Fiordipanna, piazza della liberty 36, Cornaredo - Italy
  • 12 - Vero Coffee & Gelato, 2112 Ashland Avenue, Chicago - USA
  • 13 - Gelateria Cristallino, Fritzplatz 1, Bad Tölz - Germany
  • 14 - Fabulous Ice Fires, 54E Dulwich Road, London - England
  • 15 - Gelateria Marea, via Miramare 7, Manfredonia - Italy
  • 16 - Cadore, Avenida Corrientes 1695, Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • 17 - Gelateria Gianni, via Monte Grappa 11 / a, Bologna - Italy
  • 18 - Gelateria Santini, Rua do Carmo 9, Lisbon - Portugal
  • 19 - Creme Glacée, 59 Violet Avenue, London - England
  • 20 - Gelati d'Antan, via Nicola Fabrizi 37 / C, Turin - Italy
  • 21 - Moritz Eis, Vuka Karadzica 9, Belgrade - Serbia
  • 22 - Cremeria Sottozero, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 83, Reggio Calabria - Italy
  • 23 - The art of dessert, via Milano 22, Vittuone - Italy
  • 24 - Bar Gelateria Italia 61, via Roma 50, Oleggio - Italy
  • 25 - The sweet tale, via Donizetti 77, Sesto Fiorentino - Italy
  • 26 - Gelati Conte, Kluftnerstrasse 143, Friedrichshafen - Germany
  • 27 - Caffé Verbella, via della liberta 12, Santa Croce sull'Arno - Italy
  • 28 - Cone Street, The Walk Jumeirah Beach - Dubai
  • 29 - SofficeMania, via dei Mille 6, Canicattini - Italy
  • 30 - Paulo Gelateria, Podwale Staromiejskie 96/97, Gdansk - Poland
  • 31 - Eiscafé Palermo, Hauptstraße 24, Dessau-Roßlau - Germany
  • 32 - Gelateria Scarfò, Ålstensgatan 12, Bromma - Sweden
  • 33 - Capitan Cono, via di Porta Cavallerri 117, Rome - Italy
  • 34 - Gelato Studio, Wolności 235, Zabrze - Poland
  • 35 - Sweet Hell, Hauptstraße 311, Strasshof an der Nordbahn - Austria
  • 36 - Gelateria Baldi, via Carlo Levi 19, Agliana - Italy
  • 37 - Gran Caffé patisserie Gelateria, via della marina 48, Ostia Lido - Italy
  • 38 - Bar Gelateria Lucchese, piazza San Domenico 11, Palermo - Italy
  • 39 - Caffetteria Dolcemente, Corso Italia 35, Trino - Italy
  • 40 - Giavazzi Gelateria, via Mario Cereda 14, Rivolta d'Adda - Italy
  • 41 - Storm of tastes, via del Pigneto 191, Rome - Italy
  • 42 - Eiscafé Gusto Mosena, Osterstraße 10, Hameln - Germany
  • 43 - Gelatorino, 2 Russel Street, London - England
  • 44 - Eiscafé Purogelato, Hauptstraße 149, Heidelberg - Germany
  • 45 - Czekoladowy Cukierna, Jana Sawy 10, Lublin - Poland

Evaluation criteria

The ranking is the result of a survey which actively involved over 10.000 members of the Community. Users were asked to evaluate over 1.000 ice cream shops, expressing their preferences for each of the following evaluation criteria:



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