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Time Out says
Fri Oct 19 2012
Gelatorino’s website promises many exciting flavours, all made on site and without any artificial colours and preservatives. Sadly, none of the more interesting ones, such as cinnamon and orange or ‘breakfast in Turin’ (coffee with chocolate chip) were available on our visit, so we had to opt for a more classic selection: a very creamy chocolate chip, a nutty gianduja and a dense dark chocolate. All were fine tasting and spot-on in their velvety smooth texture, but the outstanding flavour was fig ripple, a rich, cream-based ice-cream with strands of juicy figs.
We also liked that for £3 you get three different flavours (one more than most other ice-cream parlours offer); staff are happy to offer tasting spoonfuls too. As you sit at a little side bar or at one of the tables at the back, you can watch two old-fashioned Italian ice-cream machines working their magic. Italian biscuits, chocolates and nougat are also sold.
Gelatorino 2 Russell Street