Crema di Gelato
5 Rue de la Préfecture, Nice, 06000
- Recommended for:
- Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Chilling out
Expert review of Crema di Gelato
The Niçois are pretty choosy about their ice creams. This is probably because they are so close to Italy, and we all know how excitable Italians can be on the subject.
By common consent, there are two or three glaciers (ice-cream parlours) which stand out from the city crowd. Crema-de-Gelato, in the Old Town, is certainly one of them. The chap in charge used to be financial director of a car-equipment company in Monaco.
He jacked that in, placed himself under the wing of an Italian master ice-cream maker and opened up in 2005. Since then, the shop has become the devil’s own grotto for those on a diet, or who have sworn to eat nothing between meals.
The range of flavours might not be quite as weird and wonderful as at the nearby Fenocchio , but there’s a greater variety of preparations.
And the quality is equivalent. At least, I can’t decide between them. The produce is all made on site, with fruit fresh from the market, where appropriate. It may be eaten on site, too – there are benches out front – or consumed as you make your way, perhaps, round to Fenocchio to do a little comparing of your own. Be decisive, though, or you’ll be shuttling back and forth all afternoon - and 10lbs heavier by nightfall.
Ices include plenty of good fruit flavours – I have a penchant for pistachio – but also white chocolate and (another favourite) zabaglione, which crams the famous Italian pud into cornet form.
But Crema de Gelato also does bite-sized praline morsels, iced cakes in a glass and the quite irresistible brioches filled with ice-cream. If you are sensationally sweet-toothed, you might want to accompany this with granita fruit drink.
Bustling and friendly.
Smiling and friendly – and why wouldn’t they be? They’re serving ice-cream, for heaven’s sake.
On a busy street in the Old Town.
Two ice-cream flavours in a cornet or a tub for 3 euros. Brioche filled with ice cream, 3.65 euros.
More information on Crema di Gelato:
- Price guide:
- Ice-cream parlour
- Ice cream
- 5 Rue de la Préfecture, Nice, 06000
- 04 93 54 10 32
- Opening times:
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Quick bites, Takeaway