Oddono's

Restaurants , Ice-cream parlours South Kensington
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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
Contact:
Address: 14 Bute St
London
SW7 3EX
Opening hours: Open 10am-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 10am-midnight Fri, Sat
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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Lizzie W
Tastemaker

Mmm Mmm Mmm. Man is this ice cream good!

I recently tried Oddono's at an ice cream festival - only a small taster but they got me hooked so I had promised to go to one of their stores and take my bf who LOVES ice cream (who doesn't?).

Oddono's have 5 ice cream parlours around London but the closest to us is in South Ken so after a picnic in Kensington Gardens (we ate an obscene amount to then gorge ourselves on ice cream but hey!) we toddled off to South Kensington.

The store is off a main street and to quote my bf it felt like 'a street that South Ken forgot' with kebab shops, corner shops and a lotta litter on the pavement. I therefore expected Oddono's to be empty but it was so busy and now I know why!

Inside there are seats, standing space and then at the front a lovely freezer full of their homemade delicious ice cream. Decor wise it feels a bit dated but the prices are reasonable and the staff so so friendly.

Currently if you check in on Yelp you receive a free scoop of ice cream in either a cone or cup. We both therefore checked in and were offered any flavour we liked. I couldn't decide between 2 and so was told I could have my scoop with 2 flavours (surely that's 2 scoops?) so I jumped at the offer and got pistachio and hazelnut, milk chocolate. My bf went for salted caramel and was a bit gutted he hadn't asked for 2 but that was his own fault! The scoops were bloomin huge - very generous of them. And all 3 flavours were brilliant!

Can't recommend this place enough! The only reason it isn't 5* is because it doesn't do anything different.

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.