The best artisan ice cream shop in Tuscany is located in Florence, in Oltrarno, followed closely by another Florentine ice cream parlor, while on the third step of the podium are Sale Grosseto, Pisa, and San Gimignano: this is the map drawn up by Gambero Rosso in its guide to Gelaterias of Italy 2024. The whole ranking will be announced on March 24, in honor of Ice Cream Day, but in the meantime, the first advances of the eighth edition of the publication have been disclosed. The occasion was the Sigep of Rimini, one of our country’s most prominent salons in the pastry and coffee world.
Tuscany has five “cold shops” to which the three cones can be delivered; in Florence, the ice cream shop of the Passara and the ice creams of the Bondi are particularly recommended.
Florence has the best ice cream shop in Tuscany. The first stop is the ice cream shop in Florence, via Toscanella, on the corner of Piazza della Passera, directly across from the Alterno. In addition to winning the highest distinction from the Guide to the Ice Cream Parlors of Italy 2024, the activity is also awarded the special prize for the improvement of territorial productions, for the flavor with lemon of the Costa d’Amalfi Igp. Bondi’s ice creams, with his shop-laboratory at the corner of via Nazionale and via Faenza, have risen to second position in Tuscany (despite being a “historic” ice cream manufacturer from Florence). The same professional ice cream maker, Vetulio Bondi, previously disclosed the techniques to selecting high-quality ice cream.
The Best Ice Cream Parlors in Tuscany
Marina Grosseto (via Grand Duchy of Tuscany) is currently a regular on the Red Shrimp’s list of the top three Tuscan ice cream parlors. The ranking concludes with the Dondoli ice cream business in San Gimignano (Siena), managed by Sergio Dondoli. Another confirmation. Finally, among the special honors is Rufus in Pisa’s culinary ice cream, which is made with CEC from Sienese Crete, apple annurca Campana, and caramelized Tuscan leeks. A taste that is entirely a program.