Widely regarded as the best ice-cream in Bologna.
Homely and unpretentious, Gelatauro has an attractive woody residence just before you reach San Vitale gate on the left, as you walk away from the centre. Despite becoming a tourism magnet, also selling other delicacies from Italy besides ice-cream, Gelatauro is always packed with Italians and has a relaxed atmosphere. The multi-lingual assistants will let you taste a variety of flavours, unhurriedly, and will make gentle recommendations if necessary.
The ice-cream itself was fantastically light. This is an important point, given that Italian ice-cream often ends up as more of a frozen mousse than ice-cream, which while delicious, can land rather heavily in the stomach. However, every flavour sampled was light as a feather, even the richer Nocciola or Pistacchio.
Green Tea (phenomenal), Pistacchio di Bronte and Ginger. The green tea tastes alive, and is certainly just leaves minutely blended with cream and sugar. The pistacchio from Bronte, which is a village near Naples, is famously good and deserving of the nickname “l’Oro Verde” (Green Gold).
Via San Vitale, 98/b, 40125 Bologna
Closed in August