Big Seven Travel was in our city which, not without the right enthusiasm, for those who still do not know it, defines the birthplace of pizza, the home of buffalo mozzarella, the place where spaghetti was invented, “excellent at gelato too”. But how to get around in a city crowded with ice cream parlors, with inviting windows and seductive scents? Here’s what they are for Big 7 Travel experts the Best Ice Cream Shops in Naples and what they say about their ice cream
1. The Mennella Gelato
More than 50 years of activity, several points of sale located in the city, all have “rows around”, writes the guide, highlighting that the ingredients are Italian, from the hazelnuts of Giffoni to the pistachio of Bronte, and without additives, “and this is surprising because it is one of the creamiest and most colorful ice creams we have seen“
2. Fantasy Ice Cream
Most Neapolitans will tell you that for fun fruit flavors the best choice is Fantastia Gelati, writes the guide. Since it opened in 1994 – continues Big 7 Travel – several points of sale have sprung up in the city, but the most popular is the one in via Cilea al Vomero. All the ice cream is produced in a 1000 square meter laboratory, where tastes and flavors continue to be experimented: it is not only us who think that it is one of the best ice cream shops in Naples – it says – since in 2000 it received the prestigious Cono d’Oro, highlighting the variety of flavors, including more than 60 fruit only and noting to miss the buffalo milk ice cream.
3. Infant House
The guide focuses on the one in via Toledo, telling that the story begins about 100 years, with Leopoldo Infante and his taralli shop. Then come sfogliatelle and babà and finally, in the 70s, with Leopoldo’s son, ice creams. You can choose from over 36 flavors, between classic and creative, including “a delicious white figs and ricotta”. The ice cream is 100% natural, made with organic cream and eggs and local-Italian ingredients, from lemons from Sorrento to apricots from Vesuvius.
4. Remy Gelo
Remy Gelo is an institution – writes 7 Big Travel – opened by Vittorio Corradini in 1919 who had been in the US for a long time. It was initially a dairy, where milk and butter were sold, but then it became a reference point in the city for ice cream, then moved by Vittorio’s son, Remo, to Via Ferdinando. Among the flavors – writes the guide – you will find the creamiest fiordilatte in the region and unusual flavors such as jasmine, mandarin and cantaloupe and an unmissable cremolata as well as Remygnon, mini-portions of ice cream covered in chocolate.
5. Gran Caffè La Caffettiera
For a surprising scoop – advises Big 7 Travel – go to the Gran Caffè La Caffettiera in Piazza dei Martiri highlighting the elegance of the place: ice cream purists will find classic flavors such as vanilla and stracciatella but the more adventurous will find combinations such as gazpacho and a saffron- infused mandarin. Here the art of “liquid nitrogen ice cream” has been perfected which allows to reach extraordinarily temperatures below 200 degrees Celsius which means a fresher and more flavorful ice cream, available in the traditional cone, cup and sandwiches.
For chocolate Gay-Odin is unattainable. Isidoro Odin opened his pioneering chocolate shop in 1894, but it was only in 1984 that he began to produce and sell ice cream.
a place loved by Neapolitans since the distant 50s says the guide adding: if you have had enough of cones and bowls, walk up to Ciro for a staple cone, ice cream served in a conical-shaped donut that Neapolitans call ‘bomb’: when you have it in your hands, you will understand why