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This Piedmont-inspired gelato boutique has a cute boudoir vibe, thanks to curlicue chairs and vintage painted dressers lined with Italian goodies. Gelatorino’s ice-cream display isn’t as tempting as some, because the ices are scooped straight from pozzetti (lidded steel tubs set in the counter), which is arguably the best way to keep high-quality, preservative-free gelato fresh. Specials such as fig ripple add flair to the mostly traditional selection, all of which is made on site.
Coffee-flavoured ‘Breakfast in Turin’ is a worthy signature gelato; dark chocolate and gianduja (hazelnut and chocolate) were spot-on renditions too, but our caramel panna cotta gelato tasted merely sweet. Baked goods include tiramisu muffins, and you can order special-occasion gelato cakes. We like the friendly, professional service and handy central location. While the coffee is ordinary, hot chocolate made with melted gianduja keeps customers popping in on cooler days.
2 Russell Street
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