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La Gelatiera is a fine Italian artisan gelato and coffee.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

10:00 - 23:00


10:00 - 23:00


10:00 - 23:00


10:00 - 23:30


10:00 - 23:30


10:00 - 23:30


11:30 - 22:30

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La Gelatiera reviews

By Antra C.

This lovely, small place has an amazing ice-cream choice! Ice-cream is light, tasty and deliciously generous. Our group tried and ranked the following (from the favorite): Amaretti, Chocolate Mint (with fresh mint taste), Balsamic Vinegar, Green Tea, Lemon, Sour Cherry, Chocolate & Ginger biscuit, Mango, Parsemone (sharon fruit). The owner and the lady working there are very welcoming. Place to again and again.


Like ice-cream but not ice-cream, gelato is finding fans with a more cultured sweet tooth. And La Gelatiera is just the place to get it.

The Venue
La Gelatiera is a new(ish) venture set to shake up Covent Garden’s frozen sweets scene from its premises on New Street. The space that it occupies is relatively small and besides for a few tables that are sat in the windows, it's the counter that makes the most of this sweet gelato hut. It may well be small but that takes nothing away from the styling of the interior. Colourful stripes work well with exposed wood and chalkboard menus that crowd the wall and keep it feeling homely. Perhaps the greatest piece of design is the transparent rectangle in the floor that allows a view into the lab below.

The Atmosphere
Covent Garden seems to have a slew of places offering frozen desserts and it's testament to La Gelatiera that it feels a little different. Shunning the boisterous soundtrack and blinding lights that make some of the local ice-cream parlours feel more like futuristic European discos; La Gelatiera opts for a mature approach to dishing up its gelato. Tourists will be attracted by the artisan desserts but it will also inspire repeat visits with its friendly and informative nature that’s always looking to spread the word of gelato.

The Food
All of the desserts are created in the basement below the shop, where - using the most accurate of instruments - the chemistry behind the gelato can be executed. Sugar content must be perfectly balanced to make sure the mixture doesn’t become frozen and only the finest seasonal produce is used. The classics like chocolate, crème and salted caramel are all delicious - especially the chocolate sorbet made from a fair-trade Mexican cocoa mass. Nocciola (hazelnut), custard cream and mango make for an interesting cone but it’s the more unusual options that make La Gelatiera a little special. Black sesame, pear and sake, peach Bellini and sweet potato gelatos all make a visit here something different from the usual.

The Drink
Coffee beans come from Guatemala where they are then master roasted in Turin to completion. The word is that all of the baristas are trained in Prufrock coffee’s Leather Lane basement so the espresso is likely to remain at a high standard.

The Final Word
A satisfying adventure into flavour, La Gelatiera is a winning mixture of high-end dessert and cozy home kitchen. Remember, gelato is for life not just for summer.

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