5 Ice-cream shops to visit in Lisbon
Famous for its traditional cuisine, Lisbon also hosts some of the best ice cream shops, where you can take a break of sightseeing.
Melt yourself with the best ice cream shops in Lisbon…Cup, cone or on a stick.
Santini – since 1949
In Chiado and in more locations scattered through Lisbon, for more than sixty years, Attilio Santini opened doors to, without a doubt, the best known Portuguese gelataria. By serving the first cone of what was quickly considered "the best ice cream in the world", Attilio Santini marked the beginning of something already considered a tradition: go to Santini!
Here you can find one of the best ice creams in Lisbon. Handmade with fresh products supplied by Ribeira Market. Just as the Roman tradition commands, these ice creams are served with a spatula, always with an addition of whipped cream on top, made several times a day.
As different as it can be, the well-known Lisbon gelataria, where you can almost make a salad on a glass or cone: as the ice creams are made with vegetables. Another of the many novelties are the flavors inspired by cocktails. For now they match with the normal flavors, sorbets of gazpacho, tomato, carrot, beet and even açaí.
One of the oldest gelatarias in Lisbon was founded in 1946. The ice creams still follow the original recipe, are 100% handmade and made only by Michele Tarlattini, who starts working the ingredients at dawn, so that he can open is shop at 2:00 p.m. The machines used by Michele - the Carpigiani - are dated from the 40s and 50s of last century.
It offers the best blends of flavors you can find, from "Ginger and Honey" and "Lemon Sorbet with Basil". The space is small and intimate, as if advising the clients to enter, buy the ice cream and leave to continue enjoying Lisbon. An important note to keep in mind is that Fragoleto also produces soy ice creams.