The Best Ice Cream Parlors in Naples

Kelly Bradshaw

Renowned for its exceptionally high quality ice cream, Italy is the perfect place to visit for authentic and traditional gelato. Below is a list of the five best ice cream parlors in Naples which offer a vast array of flavors to suit all tastes.

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1. Officina Gelati

Officina Gelati

Offering expertly prepared ice cream, this ice cream parlor produces a vast selection of flavors smothered in toppings such as chocolate, wafers, nuts and red wild strawberries. With fruity flavours such as apple, melon and lemon to yoghurt, hazelnut and stracciatella – a classic Italian dish with an especially milky and creamy taste embedded with chocolate chips – Officina Gelati is sure to accommodate all preferences. With their efforts to produce authentic, yet distinctive, flavors of ice cream, Officina Gelati makes it into our list of the top five.
Price: mid-range
Opening hours: check with parlor
Watch out for: the taste of the month
Via Toledo, 311, Naples, +39 081 405312

Ice cream | © jeshoots.com/PexelsIce cream | © jeshoots.com/Pexels

2. Otranto Gelateria

Otranto Gelateria

Using fresh, high quality ingredients, Otranto Gelateria produces classic yet enticing flavors, with an additional selection of flavors seasonally. Using natural milk imported from Campania, this ice cream parlor manages to create the perfect gelato, and gives visitors a real taste of Italy. As well as creating succulent ice cream, Otranto Gelateria also produces a variety of cakes smothered in cream and chocolate drizzle. Creating the most historic, purely handmade ice cream, Otranto Gelatieria is an essential place to visit.
Price: mid-range
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10am-11.30pm
Watch out for: the seasonal flavours imitating neapolitan pastries, such as the pastiera napoletana
Piazza Cosimo Fanzago, 118, Naples, +39 081 1981 0303

3. Gay-Odin

Gay-Odin

Described as the best gelateria in town, this ice cream parlor has been described as providing the perfect balance between creamy and light, and has the best chocolate flavors in town. Open since the 1900s, this historic ice cream parlor specialises in producing exceptionally high quality, milky chocolate, which is perfect for those with an especially sweet tooth. Using the best ingredients to create a unique taste, Gay-Odin is sure to tempt its visitors with its enticing flavours.
Price: mid-range
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm
Watch out for: strawberry ice cream made with cocoa butter
Via Vetriera, 12, Naples, +39 081 41 7843

Gay-Odin | © Jerzy Kociatkiewicz/FlickrGay-Odin | © Jerzy Kociatkiewicz/Flickr

4. Casa Infante

Casa Infante

Originating in the 1940s, this family-run ice cream parlor specialises in making traditional high-quality ice cream. This parlor has original flavors such as chocolate, caramel, and creamy white chocolate, to seasonal flavours such as sorrento walnuts, cantaloupe and nutella. Casa Infante offers something for everyone, whether your preferences are for classically sweet ice cream or for something a little tangier and more unusual.
Price: mid-range
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-12pm in the summer and 10am-11.30pm in the winter
Watch out for: cheesecake flavored ice cream topped with blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants, biscuit and strawberry
Via Repubbliche Marinare, 67, Naples, +39 081 1938 3598

Casa Infante | © David van der Mark/WikiCommonsCasa Infante | © David van der Mark/WikiCommons

5. Fantasia Gelati

Fantasia Gelati

Described as being the masters of ice cream in Naples for 20 years, this ice cream parlor provides only the purest and natural ingredients such as buffalo milk and fruit. With an astonishing selection of over 60 flavors to choose from, which are updated every season, Fantasia Gelati is ideal for those who are hoping to try something a little different. With the choice of having chunks of chocolate, smarties, Oreos, cherries, nuts or oranges smothered in ice cream and topped with strawberry, chocolate or caramel drizzle, Fantasi Gelati provides a delicious assortment of the classic Italian dessert.
Price: mid-range
Opening hours: check with parlor
Watch out for: the watermelon and coconut ice cream
Piazza Vanvitelli, 22, Naples, +39 081 578 8383

Gelato | © su-lin/FlickrGelato | © su-lin/Flickr

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