Bologna, Ice Cream Shops, Italy

Gelato, Gelato – BO

August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

gelato @ grom

David and I were in Bologna two days, and we ate gelato twice, but it was probably not enough. I fail, but gelato always wins.

There’s a Grom in New York (of which I’m a huge fan), but when in Italy, it doesn’t hurt to have gelato there as well. Especially when the well-known gelateria originated in Italy. (Turin to be exact.) At Grom, I opted for a cone with pistachio and yogurt (€2.20/$2.92; pictured above), and I loved both. The pistachio was dense and nutty, and the yogurt was tangy but still so creamy there was no doubt it was gelato as opposed to frozen yogurt.

sorbet @ grom

David had a cup of strawberry sorbet (€2.20/$2.92) which tasted like juicy, fresh strawberries. So refreshing and so very smooth.

gelato @ la sorbetteria castiglione

We also had gelato at a locally-owned gelateria called La Sorbetteria Castiglione which has numerous dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free options as well as regular gelato. David found this suspect, but I was very happy with my chocolate and yogurt cone (€2.30/$3.05). The extra dark chocolate was dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free but so intensely chocolatey nothing was missed. The yogurt was gluten-free and egg-free, and it was also very good. I may prefer the yogurt at Grom, but marginally so.

As for David, he had the Crema Edoardo (€2.30/$3.05), mascarpone cream and caramelized pine nuts, which he said he liked but didn’t love. I suspect it had to do with the fact it wasn’t very sweet and tasted much lighter than the butterfat-heavy Mövenpick ice cream he’d been eating non-stop for a month prior. To each his own. He can have all the Swiss ice cream in the world. Give me gelato any day. The more the better.

La Sorbetteria Castiglione
Via Castiglione 44 (close to Via Castellata; map)
40124 Bologna, Italy
00 39 051 233257

Gelateria Grom
Via D’Azeglio, 13 (map)
40010 Bologna
00 39 051 273437

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