Perché No!

Perché No’s unique history goes back to being a traditional dairy store since 1939. Up until the war they were locally known for ice cream and whipped cream. They made it through wartime rationing, by creatively using what limited ingredients they had, including egg whites and apple puree, to mimic the tastes and flavors of their frozen treats. By the end of the war they … Continue reading Perché No!

Il Re Gelato

This Sicilian pasticceria and gelateria is justly popular. Don’t let the bright colors of the cassata draw your eye from the real scene-stealers, the gelato and granite. Pastry chef and owner Toni Cafarelli isn’t afraid to experiment. While the majority of the flavors are familiar, you may stumble across Ricotta with Beet or a bright blue gelato flavored with anise and a type of algae … Continue reading Il Re Gelato

Gelateria dei Neri

Tired of the typical gelato?  Head to Gelateria Neri, they don’t disappoint. Alongside all the standard flavors, you have plenty to choose from. Even the standards, aren’t so standard. Chocolate comes in the ever-present chocolate and chocolate/orange, but also comes in Mexican with pistachio and chili pepper and in Cioccolato Grezzo di Modica (with the grainy sweet Sicilian chocolate), and Amaro (bitter) with deep, intense … Continue reading Gelateria dei Neri

Gelateria Vivaldi

This charming gelateria and tea salon is a new addition to a piazza better known for its bars. It is a cozy oasis offering coffee, tea, and three different signature hot chocolates, of which the owners are quite proud. American desserts like brownies and carrot cake are juxtaposed with superb gelati, in both traditional and fresh flavors. The Crema Fiorentina is stunning despite its simplicity. … Continue reading Gelateria Vivaldi

Gelateria de Medici

Gelateria de Medici This is a Florentine favorite. A new location in Piazza Becarria, makes this ice creamery much more accessible. Florentines flock here for excellent gelato and good prices. The original location is packed on summer evenings, with crowds gathering outside on the sidewalk until 1am. They are justly famous for Crema di Medici, a wonderful interpretation of Cookies and Cream, with a rich cream base … Continue reading Gelateria de Medici