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Florence, Italy: Bar Pontevecchio

23 June 2010

This post is a feature of two gelaterias that I am especially fond of in Florence, and for the same reason - they both have the most heavenly Nutellatta gelato. The first is Bar Pontevecchio, which is a café located at one end of the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. While its Nocciola (hazelnut) gelato was pretty decent, the Nutellatta was just in another league of its own. Creamy gelato with thick, rich swirls of Nutella chocolate, simply lovely.

The other favourite of mine is a small gelateria situated at Piazza Del Mercato Nuovo, though its name (I doubt "Gelato" was meant to be a definitive name) still eludes me even after at least two return visits. Nevertheless, I sure caught the attention of the stallowner, and at the third visit he finally asked me, with a wide smile, "Is it really good?" I beamed with delight and told him his Nutellatta was just amazing. Here's why.

Creamy gelato with not just swirls or slivers but thick layers (I'm tempted to even type slabs) of Nutella all around. Not many people can handle such chocolatey goodness for sure, but I for one found it seductively brilliant. At brief moments it did feel as though you're eating Nutella right out of the bottle, but the experience is even more satisfying now with the company of delicious milky ice-cream. Awesome.

€2.50 for small, €3.50 for medium.

Bar Pontevecchio: at the end of Ponte Vecchio, along Via De' Guicciardini.
Gelato: facing Piazza Del Mercato Nuovo.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

8 Foodie Comments:

Stargirl said...

OMG the mounds of gelato look amazing!!!

June 23, 2010 at 3:27 PM
HungryTrotters said...

love the first picture where you were surrounded by lots of cones!

June 23, 2010 at 8:05 PM
*Harris said...

stargirl and loraine: i just miss my nutellatta!!!

June 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM
Anonymous said...

you should just freeze nutella in your freezer and eat it straight out of the bottle :P

and I love love gelato!! looking forward to more posts about italy ;)

June 23, 2010 at 10:49 PM
Angeline said...

hahaha! nutella straight out from the freezer will be too hard! Nutella gelato is still the best. :)

June 23, 2010 at 11:28 PM
Anonymous said...

haha oysterdiaries' suggestion is supposed to be a joke right?!
i keep my bottle of nutella in the normal fridge compartment and it's already a bit hard..

June 24, 2010 at 9:26 AM
James said...

u always have the same pose with your gelato... lol.

June 27, 2010 at 10:08 PM
*Harris said...

Now that you mentioned, yes I do! Haha... you as the photographer should have asked me to do something different whaaaat!

June 27, 2010 at 10:10 PM

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