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Tour del Gelato : Amorino

Amorino

Seems like a good time for another stop on the Tour del Gelato.

There is nothing in this world that can be as good as scarfing down some gelato in Italy.  A close second would be scarfing down creamy, authentic Italian gelato, right in the heart of my favorite French city, Paris!

I first found Amorino on my first solo trip to Paris in 2005, while wandering through the Latin Quarter.

I noticed the line zig-zagging out onto the cobbled streets.

But what really caught my eye was the chubby little cherub gracing the Amorino sign!

Cherub

I have waxed poetic on my love for round, happy cherubs and putti.

Now, I ask you, what Italiaphile would pass up a cute, winged cherub and gelato?  None that I know of. It was as if cupid shot an arrow right though my heart and into my stomach.  I had to partake.  

Amorino was set up in the typical Italian fashion, complete with the huge array of colorful flavors,  a feast for the eyes on display in a glass case.

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All the flavors are in Italian (which I am pleasantly surpised that the bureaucracy-laden country of France would even allow) and just like real gelateria in Italy, you can fit as many flavors into your cup or cone as you wish.

On my visit in 2007,  I was pleasantly surprised to find one near the Marais neighborhood, blocks from our hotel.

It was nice to see the same familiar cherub and classic gelato flavors, welcoming me in.  But really, it was even better to taste the delicious custard, while taking in the frenchness of Paris.

So, while it was my love of cherubs and their plump tummies that drew me in, it is my love for authenic Italian gelato and my full, plump tummy (after enjoying it), that will keep me coming back for more.

Amorino has grown by leaps and bounds and currently have over 12 locations in Paris, and many others scattered around France- too many for me to list here individually.  Please visit the Amorino website for a locations and hours.

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    Anne
    April 10th, 2009

    Yummy just love Gelato…:-) Will have to have a look at their website too!

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    My Melange
    April 10th, 2009

    Yes, please do!  And next time you are in Paris, you must indulge :)
     
     

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    Ava Pierce
    April 14th, 2009

    One of my fave things in the world is gelato. A couple of years ago, I went on a gelato tour of Milan with a friend. Yum!! OK, my mouth’s watering; time for a trip abroad. Thanks for the great post!

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    My Melange
    April 14th, 2009

    Ava, you are so welcome. The mere mention of the word gelato often brings the driest of mouths to a drool :)

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    Jeanie Show
    August 25th, 2009

    Just wanted to thank for your useful guide to Paris’ gelato shops.
    I found Pozzetto overwhelmingly better and nicer than Amorrino. Pozzetto’s peach sorbet smelled and tasted heavenly like…fresh peach while amorrino’s tasted like a delmonte canned peach. Too bad it is not yet figue season!
    You can also get very very good coffee and cappuccino, served exactly like in Italy, in just one size. But if you go try their hot chocolate and the marocino, a fantastic treat.

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    My Melange
    August 27th, 2009

    Hi Jeanie!  Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the kind words!  Am so glad it was useful to you.  I agree that Pozzetto is ‘better’- but in a pinch, Amorino will do :)   Fig would have been delish!  My favs are usually pistachio and nocciola!  I love that little slice of Italy in Paris!
    Take good care  xox

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