With the first warm spring temperatures and then with the scorching summer temperatures, ice cream is always a good idea! Whether it is for a refreshing snack or for a delicious lunch / dinner, ice cream always pleases everyone. In Italy we have a great ice cream culture, we carry out several competitions every year, even worldwide, to determine who is the best ice cream maker or the best ice cream flavor of the year … so we of the Garda Outdoors team have decided to draw up for you a list of the best ice-cream shops on Lake Garda, divided into provinces. In this way you will always have a trusted ice cream shop to turn to based on where you are!
We will also give you a challenge .. try all of them by the end of the summer! So, with your help we will be able to have the ranking of the best 5 Ice Cream Shops on Lake Garda in 2022!
Best ice cream shops – Verona side.
We start from the city of Verona, and then continue in the province to the shores of the lake!
Zeno Gelato e Cioccolato (Via Sant’Alessio, 6 37129 Verona – Tel. 338 671 68 78)
With the Gamberorosso “3 cones” award, Zeno Gelato e Cioccolato is an ice cream parlor that offers a multitude of different flavors, some prepared with milk, others with water. It offers various solutions for Vegans, Lactose and Gluten Intolerant; it can satisfy any palate!
Gelateria Terra & Cuore (Via Carmelitani Scalzi, 1/a 37122 Verona e Via IV Novembre, 20/D, 37126 Verona)
A novelty in Verona is the Gelateria Terra & Cuore, with different locations, offering ice creams made with goat milk or water! This ice cream shop offers original, artisanal, natural flavors and with different combinations according to the season .. paradise for those who are lactose intolerant! They also offer vegan and gluten-free alternatives!
Gelateria Biologica “Come una volta” (Via Pellicciai, 11, 37121 Verona – Tel. 347 364 5396)
The “Come una volta” organic ice cream shop is handcrafted and 100% organic. The tastes are varied and there are lactose-free, gluten-free and vegan alternatives .. because everyone must be able to enjoy a good ice cream without worries!
Gelateria La Parona del Gelato (Piazzetta del Porto, 10, 37124 Parona VR – Tel. 347 903 8350)
Moving from the city center to the outskirts, we come across La Parona del Gelato, a well-known artisan ice cream shop. I recommend trying the “cornetto” flavor with a base of cream and stracciatella, black cherry, hazelnut grains and amaretto grains; even the taste “Loacker”, “crunchy Roberto” and “Romeo and Juliet’s kiss” are not joking!
La Gelanoteca (Str. del Recioto, 1, 37024 Negrar di Valpolicella VR e Borgo Ai Cimieri, 50, 37015 Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella VR – Tel. 3496372655)
With two locations, in Valpolicella we find La Gelanoteca, an artisan ice cream parlor that has chosen the milk produced in Lessinia (the mountains surrounding Verona) as a base for the ice cream. It offers very special tastes, with lactose-free, vegan and gluten-free alternatives!
Gelateria Copacabana (Via Dante, 15, 37019 Peschiera del Garda VR – Tel. 045 242 7380)
With the Copacabana Gelateria we land on the shores of Lake Garda; open in July 2021, it is an artisan ice cream parlor that offers a variety of flavors, including vegan, lactose and gluten free! A taste to try, the phenomenal pistachio!
Gelateria La Limonaia (Viale Fratelli Lavanda, 17, 37010 Torri del Benaco VR – Tel. 351 513 8734)
Continuing along the shores of Lake Garda, we reach the Gelateria La Limonaia, located in an alley inside the town of Torri del Benaco, near the paid parking, this ice cream parlor offers both classic and more particular flavors; the quantities are abundant and there are also alternatives for vegans and lactose or gluten intolerant! I recommend the pistachio taste, just the right salty, really good!
Gelateria L’Artigiano dei Sapori (Via Porta Orientale, 15, 37018 Malcesine VR – Tel. 345 992 2413)
The last stop, but not for goodness, on the Veronese shore of Lake Garda is located in Malcesine, and is the Gelateria L’Artigiano dei Sapori. It offers generous portions, served with a spatula, and phenomenal flavors, with vegan, lactose and gluten-free alternatives!
Best ice cream shops – Trentino side.
Gelateria Etabeta (Via Disciplini, 14, 38066 Riva del Garda TN – Tel. 0464 554614)
Once in Trentino, the first stop is the Etabeta Gelateria, with particularly generous portions, a wide choice of flavors, especially creams, with vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free alternatives!
Bar Gelateria Flora (Viale Rovereto, 54, 38066 Riva del Garda TN e Viale Dante Alighieri, 38, 38066 Riva del Garda TN – Tel. 0464 551671)
Staying in Riva del Garda, we also meet Bar Gelateria Flora, which offers abundant ice cream cups with a wide variety of choices!
Gelateria Artigianale Tarifa (Via Giovanni Segantini, 51, 38062 Arco TN – Tel. 0464 519451)
Moving away from the shores of Lake Garda, we meet the Tarifa Artisan Gelateria, with generous portions, a wide selection of flavors, not too sweet and creamy!
Gelateria Bologna (Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 12, 38065 Mori TN – Tel. 0464 918475)
Gelateria Bologna is known for its giant cups to be enjoyed strictly at the table and comfortably! I recommend trying the millefeuille cup!
Gelateria Artigianale – Bar – Pasticceria Maui (Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 10, Dro TN – Tel. 348 694 7800)
Continuing our tour, we meet the Maui Artisan Gelato, with a vast assortment of flavors and very creamy ice cream .. one piece of advice, take an extra scoop because the quantities are a little skimpy!
Gelateria Pingu (Via di Madonna Bianca, 124, 38123 Trento TN – Tel. 366 211 0448)
With various locations scattered around the city of Trento, we find the Gelateria Pingu; this ice cream parlor offers excellent quality ice cream, with vegan, lactose and gluten-free alternatives! Try the pistachio ice cream!
Best ice cream shops – Brescia side.
Alberto Gelateria (Via Zanardelli, 6, 25084 Gargnano BS – Tel. 0365 192 0050)
Let’s start the tour of the Brescia ice cream shops at Alberto Gelateria, which offers artisan ice creams with tastes ranging from classic to particular. I would like to point out the presence of vegan, lactose and gluten-free alternatives! Among the flavors there is also the one with olive and lemon from Gargnano.
LB Gelateria (Via Moretto, 20, 25088 Toscolano Maderno BS – Tel. 375 552 4931)
LB Gelateria, offers artisanal ice cream with classic and particular flavors that vary according to the season .. to always enjoy something different!
Gelateria Amor Di Gelato (Via Zambellino Bolzati, 1, 25087 Salò BS – Tel. 0365 190 1124)
In Salò we find Gelateria Amor di Gelato, an artisan ice cream shop that offers creamy ice creams with the most particular flavors, and excellent Sicilian granitas! I point out the presence of vegan flavors (including pistachio), lactose-free and gluten-free!
Gelateria Vassalli di Polpenazze del Garda (Via Giuseppe Zanardelli, 7, 25080 Polpenazze del Garda BS – Tel. 342 616 6197)
Moving away from the shores of Lake Garda, we come across the Gelateria Vassalli in Polpenazze del Garda which offers quality ice cream, creamy and with an excellent variety of flavors. There is also vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free ice cream! Their semifreddi are excellent!
Gelateria Hakuna Matata (Via Pergola, 43B, 25080 Moniga del Garda BS – Tel. 334 652 9158)
In Moniga del Garda we find the Gelateria Hakuna Matata, a small ice cream shop that offers a multitude of products, from ice cream to semifreddo, passing through ice cream cakes, sticks and crepes. It offers a multitude of flavors, which vary according to the season, as well as vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free alternatives!
Cono Loco (Piazza Duomo, 25, 25015 Desenzano del Garda BS – Tel. 327 465 2914)
In Desenzano del Garda we find Cono Loco, an ice cream shop that focuses on quality. It offers various flavors, from the great classics to the most particular, with vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free alternatives! Outside the ice cream shop there are benches where you can comfortably enjoy your ice cream.
Gelateria Il Giava (Via V. Veneto, 24, 25128 Brescia BS – Tel. 340 075 8891)
To conclude this journey in search of the best ice cream parlors on Lake Garda, we arrive in Brescia with Gelateria Il Giava; a genuine ice cream, made with quality materials, which offers fixed flavors and flavors that rotate according to the season. There are also vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free flavors!
The tour of the best ice cream parlors on Lake Garda ends here .. we bet that you will be able to try all of them by mid-summer, so you will then help us to select the Top 5 of the best ice cream shops on Lake Garda!
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Hotels – Restaurants – Experiences on Lake Garda.
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The same goes for restaurants, at this link you will find our selection of restaurants on Lake Garda. Remembering that Lake Garda offers several starred restaurants and the quality of the culinary offer is very high.
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