My Top 5 Gelato in Bologna (Update 2019)

Bologna gelato

Bologna is really one of the best cities in Italy for gelato, we even have a gelato Museum and we finish with it all our food tours in Bologna.

The number of quality places is impressive: here is my shortlist of the ones you shouldn't miss.

Galliera 49

Gelato Bologna - Galliera 49

There are many reasons to visit the gourmet street Via Galliera. Galliera 49 is the best. Seasonal and organic fruit flavours (you won't find melon in December) and great classics such as rum chocolate or Mediterranean cream.

​But if you're looking for their best, ask for granita.

Favorite flavors
Melon and figs granita

Via Galliera, 49/b Bologna
Tel. + 39 051 246736
www.galliera49.it

Cremeria Scirocco

Gelato Bologna Cremeria Scirocco

Far from Bologna city center, you need to catch the bus to get there but well deserves the efforts.

Born in 2004 by the mind of a software architect who discovered the perfect alchemy of gelato, has now one best reference in Bologna (ask Gambero Rosso about it).

Stay on the classics (cream, chocolate sorbet) or try unexpected flavours (gorgonzola cheese may sound weird but believe me, it's just delicious).

Or go with Sciroccata: granita, ice cream and cream: pure pleasure.

Favorite flavors
Gorgonzola cheese and almonds

Via Agostino Barelli, 1 Bologna
Tel. + 39 051 6010051
www.cremeriascirocco.it

Cremeria Santo Stefano

Gelato Bologna - Cremeria Santo Stefano

Imagine a small French patisserie where you can have the best gelato in Bologna and maybe in Italy.
This place is really tiny and charming: if you're lucky you could seat and taste the 7 churches cream or Baraccano's chocolate or try the homemade ghiaccioli (ice sticks).

Since June 2016 they have a lab next door where they produce brioche, focaccia and panettone. Get focaccia with gelato but don't tell your doctor about it.

Favorite flavors
Bronte's pistachio, white coffee

Via Santo Stefano, 70 Bologna
Tel. + 39 051 227045

Gelatauro

Gelato Bologna Gelatauro

Photo: Mitzie Mie

Strolling around Via San Vitale you can meet a gelato shop directly from the south of Italy.

At Gelatauro you taste pistachio or almond gelato like only in Sicily or Calabria you can have. The jasmine granita and the sweet manna (a resin that only grows from ash trees in Castelbuono) are unique.

​The place is cute and you can also have one of the best breakfast in Bologna there, trying some of their handmade cookies or (in winter) their hot chocolate.

Favorite flavor
Ginger

Via San Vitale, 98 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 230049
www.gelatauro.com

Cremeria San Francesco

Gelato Bologna Cremeria San Francesco

Barbara is not only an organic and vegan supporter but she's also a master at gelato. She buys ingredients from the local farmers and she produces almond milk by herself.
The result is a variety of delicious and fresh flavours, that you can taste admiring the stunning Piazza San Francesco


Favorite flavor
Moroccan milk, with almonds, hazelnuts and dates

Piazza San Francesco, 1/b Bologna
Tel. +39 051 233230

Honorable mentions

I know that in this list I kept out some of the most famous gelaterie of Bologna: Sorbetteria Castiglione, Cremeria Funivia, Cremeria Mascarella make really great artisan gelato.

But the best part of my job is to update this post very ofter, isn't it? ;)

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Comments

  • Constanze

    Yippee! I've been looking for this kind of information for a long time, thank you for this post!

  • Andrea

    Glad you appreciate Constanze

  • Julie

    Love this post, would like to make a recommendation that you add a tool that allows easy pinning(pintrest) of your images so we can link back to your article for future reference.

  • Andrea

    Hi Julie,
    thanks a lot.
    If I've understood your request, I think I already have the plugin for pinterest sharing. Have you tried to read the post with a laptop? Maybe it doesn't work on phones

  • Alfonso

    There are at least three missing from your list: La Funivia(piazza Cavour), Sorbetteria Castiglione(via Castiglione), both inside "the walls" so very close to the city centre. And last, but absolutely not least, Dolce Agnese(Via Emilia Levante, 55) a small but cute place with the lovely Agnese, a lady from Romagna, serving a delicious gelato.

  • Andrea

    Alfonso thanks for your suggestions.

    I know very well Sorbetteria and Funivia, but for my personal taste they are too much rich. They're very good gelato, especially for the creme but just out of my top choices.

    I haven't tried Dolce Agnese yet, but I will soon and keep the list up to date :)

    Andrea - Taste Bologna