Santini

Price guide: Budget

Rua do Carmo, 9, Lisbon

Price guide: Budget

Santini

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#24 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Relaxation

Expert review of Santini

Ice cream fit for a king (literally).

Everyone in Lisbon knows that the best ice cream this side of Sicily is found in the Santini ice cream parlours. A favourite of royalty (the Spanish king has it delivered to Madrid) the Santini family have been making ice cream for generations, starting in the royal courts of Vienna over 100 years ago.

Food and drink: 

This really is the best ice-cream I've ever had. It's made fresh everyday from real fruit, without any flavourings.

Recommended dishes: 

All the flavours are delicious but you can't go wrong with chocolate.

Ambience: 

The place is bustling on hot days and full of children, as all ice-cream parlours should be.

Service: 

The service is family-run and friendly.

Location: 

In the thick of Lisbon's city-centre Chiado district.

Price advice: 

Depending on how many scoops you want, most ice creams are about 3 euros.

Other useful branches: 

The original Santini is in Cascais on Av. Valbom. A must visit when going to the beach.

More information on Santini:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Ice-cream parlour
Food:
Ice cream, Italian
Address:
Rua do Carmo, 9, Lisbon
Opening times:
Daily 11am–8pm (midnight Saturdays).
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible

Have you been to Santini? Would you recommended it?