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Victoria’s Gelato Diary
In search of the best gelato in Italy…committed to tasting, evaluating, and sharing…all for YOU!
We began with…
Now, for a grand finale…
Lazio and Tuscany!
(More or less, Rome and Florence)
Your Intrepid Gelato Detective was hard at work this April and May in Italy!
Intensive research – seeking out gelaterie recommended by locals and experts, succumbing to on-location temptation and sacrifice (of my diet and spandex)…shall we begin? Grazie to the gelaterie of…
I know I only scratched the bare surface of the hundreds of gelaterie there are…so much gelato…so little time!
Victoria’s Gelato Detective 5-Star Rating
My rating is based on the gelato being artiginale (always made fresh daily on the premises with high quality ingredients), eye appeal (no artificial fluff or colors), and an indescribably delicious and authentic flavor, i.e., taste buds zingin’ and singin’!
5 Spoons = La Dolce Vita is in gelato paradiso!
4 Spoons = Not quite gelato paradiso (what would Dante call that?) but definitely delicioso nonetheless
3 Spoons = OK, but didn’t live up to expectations or reviews – maybe a 2nd chance another time?
2 Spoons = Oh dear...looks can be deceiving (so can reviews)
1 Spoon = Detecting gelato no-no’s, passed this one up (sometimes all it takes is looking at it to know it’s a 1)
Gelateria Gusti (Flavors) 1 – 5 Spoons
#15 Rome Venchi Nocciola & Giandujotto Ripieno 4.75
#16 Rome Gelateria d. Palma Champagne & Melone 3.75
#17 Rome Mo’s Pistacchio Zabaglione Victoria’s All-Star 5.0 Favorites!
#18 Rome Gelateria D. Teatro Ginger & Stracciatella Victoria’s All-Star 5.0 Favorites!
#19 Rome Flor Nocciola & Pistacchio 4.75
#20 Florence Venchi Cappuccino & Mascarpone w/fig 4.75
#21 Florence Perche No Rosa Crema & Pistacchio 4.0
#22 Florence Arte del Cioccolato Pistacchio & Giandijula 4.5
#23 Florence Cristian Beduschi Mango, Nocciola, Ciocolatto 4.75
#24 Florence Gelateria di Neri Melone, Pompelmo & Bacio Victoria’s All-Star 5.0 Favorites!
#25 Florence Carapina Arancia & Pistacchio Victoria’s All-Star 5.0 Favorites!
#26 Florence Gelateria di Neri Cassata Siciliana, Crema Giotto Victoria’s All-Star 5.0 Favorites!
The Last Gelato…for now!
Learn more about Gelato and why it’s NOT ice cream!
Victoria’s Gelato Diary – Part I
The Gelato Detective in Umbria, Puglia & CampaniaGelato…buonissimo!
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Have you tried any great gelato in any of these regions? Please share! Just comment below!