London's best gelato shops

Molte bene!

OK, so those passionate Italians may not be able to do reliable autos or incorruptible political figures but Mama Mia can they ever do cold, sweet, sumptuous gelato?!

So gelato is just Italian ice-cream?

N'n'no. Gelato is made with less air than other ice-cream - and so you're getting more of the good stuff.

London is home to some of the finest emporiums of gelato you could hope to find. So close your eyes and imagine you're sampling delights from Il Gelato di San Crispino just around the corner from the Trevi Fountain in Rome...

... then open your eyes again to see that it's chucking it down with rain in Dalston.

You can't have it all.

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Gelupo
Ice Cream Parlours
7 Archer Street W1D 7AU
Piccadilly Circus 0.12 miles
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Run by the same team as Bocca di Lupo, Gelupo is just as highly acclaimed as the popular restaurant. You can eat in or take away, with over 20 different flavours made freshly each day. A range of sandwiches and

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Gelato Mio
Ice Cream Parlours
37-39 Pembridge Road W11 3HG
Notting Hill Gate 0.10 miles
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The success of this chain of <a href="http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/index.php?type=keyword&q=gelato+mio">gelato parlours</a> is down to simple flavours and bubbly staff. Their fruity sorbets are surprisingly creamy and worth a try too.

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Scoop
Ice Cream Parlours
40 Shorts Gardens WC2H 9AB
Covent Garden 0.13 miles
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<a href="http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/index.php?type=keyword&q=Scoop">Scoop’s</a> flavours include Malaga, made with sultanas and Marsala wine, tiramisu, and black cherry with crunchy meringues. Their menu also offers waffles, crepes and “scoffee”, espresso and gelato combined.

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Gelatorino
Ice Cream Parlours
2 Russell Street WC2B 5JD
Covent Garden 0.16 miles
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Specialities like gianduja, made with creamy chocolate and hazelnuts, ginger, and cinnamon with candied orange are a few of the varieties of gelato on offer at this vintage-looking shop.

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Amorino
Ice Cream Parlours
41 Old Compton Street W1D 6HF
Leicester Square 0.20 miles
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<a href="http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/index.php?type=keyword&q=amorino">Amorino</a> sells milkshakes, granitas, confectionery, crepes, and of course gelato and a variety of gelato cakes.

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Oddono's
Delicatessens
69 Northcote Road SW11 1NP
Clapham Junction 0.42 miles
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This family-run outfit source their ingredients with care: they use Valhrona chocolate, Madagascan vanilla and Sicilian pistachios to make their gelato. Find one of their ice cream <a href="http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/search_results.php?q=oddono">parlours</a> dotted across London, pick your favourite and indulge yourself :-)

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Gelateria 3BIS
Cafes & Tea Rooms
4 Park Street SE1 9AB
London Bridge 0.22 miles
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3bis first set up shop in 1987 in Rimini, their esoteric name actually being part of the address of their first gelato “laboratory”. Their London site is located by Borough Market. Flavours include panacotta, liquorice and hazelnut.

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La Gelatiera
Ice Cream Parlours
27 New Row WC2N 4LA
Leicester Square 0.08 miles
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La Gelatiera caters to adventurous palates, with gelato made with salted caramel, Japanese sweet potato, ricotta with candied orange, and spiced rum.

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Zaza Gelato
Ice Cream Parlours
195 Portobello Road W11 2ED
Ladbroke Grove 0.26 miles
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As well as gelato (previous flavours of the month have included spicy chai and hazelnut coffee), Zaza offer sorbets, croissants filled with gelato, frozen yoghurt and coffees.

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Tesoro
Ice Cream Parlours
39 Goodge Street W1T 2PX
Goodge Street 0.09 miles
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A wide variety of flavours of gelato, cakes, pastries and coffee are on offer at Tesoro, a shop that began trading in Sicily in 1938.

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