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.
14 Bute St
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 10am-midnight Fri, Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: South Kensington|
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Oddono’s is an Italian gelateria that uses fresh natural ingredients located on Bute Street in South Kensington.
With a vast selection of gelatos to choose from, I opted for the Peanut Butter on a cone. As a true peanut butter lover, I found that it lacked that indulgence factor. It verged on average. Other flavours included Sicilian Pistachio, Coffee Hazelnut Chocolate and Chocolate Chip.
I couldn’t help but notice their icecream cake display cabinet which was rather sad. The cakes looked like they had just been sitting there for a while. The Cookies and Cream cake in particular was messy with dollops of cream that had sunk.
They also serve hot Belgian waffles. After my gelato experience, I don’t think I will be coming back to try them.
For a small icecream on a cone at £2.75 it isn’t pricey. Service was good. However, with all the high levels of competition in London with places such as Amorino and Chin Chin Labs, I would rather go there instead. This won’t be on my list of favourites.
Gorgeous ice cream, professional staff. Worth a visit whether you are a tourist or a local. Ice cream is as good as it is in Italy but this is to be found in South Kensington!
Always freshly made ice cream
Always a smile from the staff
Always a flavor you like
Always Always etc.
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.
Best gelato in town, I normally go for the battersea branch, which has one of the friendliest staff I ever seen.
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
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.