Grom

Price guide: Budget

Corso di Porta Ticinese 51, Milan, 20123

Price guide: Budget

Grom, Porta Ticinese

By Melissa Shales, your Milan expert

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#20 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Milan
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Foodies, Singles, Chilling out, No fuss, Relaxation

Expert review of Grom

Gelato paradiso – generally recognised to be Milan's best ice cream.

I always think it's a shame the way these rankings work because you are comparing the facilities provided with a takeaway ice-cream parlour with a Michelin-starred restaurant. Of course it doesn't have as much pizzazz, but...

Italian ice cream is world famous. Grom is rapidly becoming the gold standard by which even Italian ice cream is judged. This is a chain of simple takeaway gelaterie, serving only ice creams, sorbets, granitas and milkshakes. If they gave Michelin stars for ice cream, this would be up there.

Food and drink: 

The ingredients are organic, and there are lactose and gluten-free options. More importantly, the ice cream is rich and luscious, from the 'caffè espresso' made with Guatemalan Huehuetenango Highland coffee, to 'liquirizia' made with Madagascar Mananara vanilla. There are plenty of usual suspects as well - vanilla and chocolates (milk and dark) – plus monthly specials.

Ambience: 

These are takeaway ice cream shops. They have clean shiny modern lines and counters. They don’t have tables or anywhere to sit. They have lots of lovely ice cream.

Service: 

Service with a smile. It can get hectic during hot weather.

Location: 

This branch is near Porta Ticinese, at the edge of the Navigli district. 

Price advice: 

Expect to pay around 3–7 euros for a cone.

Other useful branches: 

There are three others near La Scala, on Corso Buenos Aires and on Corso XXII Marzo.

More information on Grom:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Ice-cream parlour
Food:
Ice cream
Address:
Corso di Porta Ticinese 51, Milan, 20123
Telephone:
02 5810 7110
Website:
http://www.grom.it
Opening times:
Apr–Oct daily noon–1am; Nov–Mar Sun–Thur 11am–11pm, Fri-Sat 11am–midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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