When a friend told me that Gelatissimo is the best gelato in Manila, I was determined to try it for myself. I got tired of tasting just-another-frozen-yogurt-or-gelato-store out there but Gelatissimo made a big impression. For me, in the gelato arena, the best ones are:
- Amici’s Gelato (same as with Cara Mia)
- Gelatone’s Gelato (same as Pagliacci)
- Angelati’s Gelato
- Dolce Gelato in Mall of Asia
- Gelatissimo Chain with its first branch in Cebu
I’m gearing up for a poll soon for the Best Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, or Ice Cream in the Metro, so please do let me know if there is a Gelato store out there worth including in the list…
Gelato uses milk and sugar without cream, unlike Ice Cream which has, well, cream. It is more dense so there is little air, and it melts faster so you have to finish it quickly. We love the warm red walls and the overall cafe ambiance that invites you to just hang out. The servers are fun and are delighted to give you a taste test of all the flavors (without them giving you a disapproving look if you don’t order).
Gelato (Small with 1 flavor – P110, Medium with 2 flavors – P160, Large with 3 flavors – P190).
The presentation was very nice! There’s usually some sort of decor of the actual ingredients on top of the gelato. We love the chocolate flavors — the Truffle and Chilli variants are both good! Yum! 🙂
“It was the Honey Toffee & Malt VS Hazelnut…actually, it has almost the same taste…what made me decide to get the Honey Toffee & Malt was that I thought I’d get it for a change since Hazelnut was always what I get and always available in almost all of the gelato cafes out there.” – Gelatissimo Cafe by Rache, MrsAwesomePlanet.com
Bambino Cones (P420 for pack of 12). “Premium grade bite-sized mini cones hand-filled with chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, mint, raspberry and mango gelato then dipped in coloured chocolate coating to suit the flavour. For extra extravagance, there’s the premium range – pure indulgence. Packed into insulated foam packs for your convenience to take home for that perfect dinner party dessert!”
I saw these nice Bambino Gelato cones that you can order to take home. I wonder how long it can stay outside without air-conditioning? Have you tried these cones?
Gelatissimo Coffee (P160). “Our coffee is full-bodied, sourced for its traditional Italian blend, using beans that are chosen for their ability to taste good in every cup. We urge you to try it ‘affogato-style’ – strong dark coffee complemented by a scoop of creamy vanilla gelato.”
I tried the affogato and it was nothing special, really. It is just like a gelato float where you put vanilla gelato with the strong coffee. I prefer my coffee hotter and stronger.
The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Upper Ground Level, SM City Cebu
2nd Level Greenbelt 5, Makati
SM North Wing (soon)
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. It is great to see that after the Iloilo restaurant invasion of Manila, we are seeing the Cebu chains reaching Manila with the likes of La Maison, Gustavian, Gelatissimo and the latest one, Chic-Boy.