Lining up for a quarter of an hour has almost become part of the experience for a trip to any one of Amorino’s 23 Parisian outlets. Since opening the first on Île Saint-Louis back in 2002 the French business has really thrived, both in Paris and around the world. People love the artisanal aesthetic and authentic gelati italiani, which emulate those you might find in Florence or Rome. So although you do find more standard flavours like vanilla, chocolate and fruity sorbets, you’ll also find Italian specialities including fior di latte, stracciatella (with chunks of dark chocolate), amarena (with Morello cherries), pistachio and yoghurt.
Unfortunately, the prices are more Parisian than Italian village. The smallest (cup or cone) is €3.60, medium €4.60 and a large is €5.70. Fortunately for families, there’s also a special price for children (€2.80), and the servers allow you to choose as many flavours as you like (whatever the size).
This outlet on the Place du Commerce opens on to an inner-city haven – details of other branches can be found here.