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15 Love It
South Kensington

With its bright blue and white colour scheme and its selection of Italian treats and drinks on the counter, Oddono’s certainly has the look and feel of a true gelateria. The chatter in French and Italian that fills the room also helps give the place a continental feel. Ice-cream is rich and indulgent; pistachio was properly good – velvety smooth and full of flavour.

Sadly, the stracciatella was a little over-generous with the chocolate, to the point where the scoop seemed to be more crunch than cream. Service was harassed, and staff were getting impatient with those bewildered by choice. Yet while Oddono’s may have been outshone by newer kids on the block, it remains a firm favourite churning out some lovely gelato. Worth a visit.


Venue name: Oddono's
Address: 14 Bute St
Opening hours: Open 10am-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 10am-midnight Fri, Sat
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
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Ian R

I think it's easy to think of Oddono's as another gelateria and with a good array of flavours. The key part everyone seems to miss is the authenticity of the flavours. The lengths they go to find the pistachios or the black cherries used in the mix - no addititves no colouring etc. Simply put it is the best quality gelato available in London never mind South Ken.

Drica S

Best gelato in town, I normally go for the battersea branch, which has one of the friendliest staff I ever seen.

ale c

The best italian ice cream: every time a different special flavour with excellent ingredients!
from Nutella, Pandoro, vanilla to pistachio
"Life is too short to have a bad ice cream"... go for it at Oddono's

Matteo M

Best ice cream all over the world. I'm Italian and i know what is a good ice cream. And Oddono's is not only good...is the best. No one can say this better than me. I travelled for work around 39 countrys and tasted about 357 ice creams, signed in my pocket-diary. The best. Try.

Loren C

Great ice cream, coffee and a good vibe. A regular treat for us and the kids.