Grom

Address: Corso di Porta Ticinese 51, Milan, 20123, Italy
Telephone: 02 5810 7110

- Budget

4.4

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
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Relaxation
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

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