Gelaterias are not hard to find in London, but whatever you do if you like ice cream, do make sure to check this place out. Super friendly staff welcoming us to try as much as we wanted (and when there are 5 types of chocolate alone, who are we to argue!!).
You can have as many flavours as you so desire in cone or cup, and the only problem you will have is deciding which flavours to choose!
Will take a detour to return here again soon.
We had done so well finding the Amorino in Madrid & Lisbon, that we weren't about to give up now. Walking through the streets of London we made our way to the small shop (this was definitely the smallest of the three) and they were quite busy on this Monday evening.
Even though I ordered a small cone, they will put as many flavors as you can think of combining into one cone. And they'll fashion it into a nifty flower all at the same time.
You can find gelato in the states, but it's rarely the same as what you find abroad. If in your travels you happen to come across an Amorino gelato shop, I urge you to stop and smell the 'roses' they will build for you.
Cute gelateria that calls to you every time you pass by it...It wasn't even a warm day when I stopped by this place but it was lovely. It's tiny but we found a couple of seats by the window. My husband enjoyed his latte while I devoured the gelato...just pick a cup/cone size and you can go crazy mixing and matching any number of flavours as the staff can fit into your container of choice :) I went for a cup myself but I noted with envy others who had gone for cones served with 'petals' of gelato...what a visual delight! I had the L'inimitable (hazelnut chocolate), tiramisu, vaniglia bourbon de madagascar - all quite reminiscent of the many gelatos I have had in Italy...I liked that they stocked up on all the traditional Italian flavours like the Stracciatella...I must go back!
Sweet OR salty, 2 flavors of pistachio? 5 kind of chocolate??? Muffin tops are giggling in glee.
Anywhere that permits limitless flavors of gelato in a cup wins this fatkid's heart.
really like this ice cream
Tried Amorino on Saturday. Wait, it was actually Sunday morning, because I got there at 12:20am. They're open until 1am, which is awesome for a night out in Soho.
There is a nice selection of sorbet, and the chocolate sorbet tastes like full fat ice cream - it's lovely for me because I'm lactose intolerant! I'm not even a big fan of chocolate, but that sorbet is fantastic!
My only complaint is that the space is pretty small.
All the sorbets (including the mousse-like chocolate one) are dairy and egg free! The lovely lass behind the counter busted out the allergy book and even double checked the chocolate for me.
Bonus- you can choose as many flavours as you like to be scooped into your cup!
I usually skip sorbets. I want something decadent! But I must say the strawberry sorbet certainly did have that creamy rather than icy consistency that I enjoy. And the chocolate! My goodness me! Even my OmniMonkey stopped in his tracks as he tried it and proclaimed "WOW!" That is always a stamp of approval to me =)
I'm often around Soho, so it's great to know there is a convenient place for me to get a fix!
Delicious gelato (and lots of vegan options). Pricey, but lovely. You can have as many flavours as you like, too. YUM!
I'm very particular when it comes to gelato. After a long day, one of my friends and I were walking past Amorino and he was raving about how good this place was. Let me say the gelato here is pretty good but I was not blown away. They have quite a few flavors to choose from.
I stood at the front counter for a while and asked to try a couple flavors and in the end I ordered the medium cup for gelato and I chose two different flavors and got mine in a cup. As my go to flavor I had to order stracciatella which is just milk flavor with chocolate in it and the second flavor I ordered was tiramisu. Yes I know not very inventive but they were both good. I have to say my friend's gelato was prettier, he got his in a cone therefore he got his in a pretty flower shape.
All in all this place gets pretty busy, it's a nice place. I probably will go again, may get coffee as well!
One of my FAVOURITE gelato places in London!!! :)
I am always happy to come to Amorino, the gelato is all very creamy, high quality, and utterly delicious, the atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and the place itself is cosy.
The service is fantastic and they let you order as many flavours as you can fit into one scoop! I usually go for 3 flavours and they somehow put it on petal by petal until my cone is transformed into a beautiful and yummy ice cream rose. The staff is friendly and fun and they don't push you to decide quickly and still serve everyone in good time:)
I have tried the brioche, the hot chocolate, and probably some other things, but the best is the gelato here. This is my go-to place for good gelato!
This icecream made me sooooo happy! Yinnie C introduced us to the lovely Amorino, and told us to order a cone as they are scooped up so prettily in the shape of a rose...
I tried the caramel and banana flavours which made a creamy rose-shaped, banoffee-pie-flavoured cone of happiness. Ohmygoodness I will be coming back!
With an decent selection of amazingly creamy full of flavor gelato, Amorino is worth every penny. And they sure pack your cup or cone to the brim for that penny.
The only thing that I found odd about this place was the ordering system. You picked what you wanted in terms of cup size or cone. Doesn't matter the flavors or what have you first, then you move over to see the selections and and taste them and pick what you want. This isn't that great if you haven't had it before or don't know exactly what you want because since you already paid you can't go down a cup size, or get more than one flavor, or change to wanting a cone. But since I was having gelato outside of the States (the only place gelato is any good) I couldn't complain.
Being British, we like to talk the weather and it's more fun to be able to complain. However, except for a short sharp spell of cold weather in early December, we've had a mild end to December.
This may explain the crowds at Amorino when I visited last weekend. It's an upmarket gelato store in Soho. They limit themselves to traditional Italian flavours but these taste great and they do jam a lot into your chosen receptacle (cone or cup). The gelato was creamy and delicious
They also offer cakes and chocolates and I did pick up a nice box of yummy looking chocolates as a Christmas gift
Molto bene, Amorino!
This place is amazing! Giant servings of high quality gelato in fancy flavours. If you get it in a cone they (somehow, magically) shape your ice cream to look like a rose!
I grabbed a marscapone and fig cone this last trip but will have to try some of their other flavours next time. Pistachio looked especially good. They also sell some beautiful boxed candy set if you ever need to find a last second gift in Soho!
AMORINO, Y U SO EXPENSIVE?!
Amazing Gelato, but limited flavours. (Maybe it's because I visited in January- They didn't have the italian cookie flavour I saw online. Was sad) Small cup/cone will set you back £3.30! Beautifully put together on a cone into a rose shape.
I WILL BE BACK.....in June.
The people working here seemed a little unfriendly at first but then let us try ALL the chocolate flavours, which was awesome. They also have 2 varieties of pistachio - the Turkish one is salty like an actual pistachio which is a cool taste experience. One of the best things is that there is no limit on how many flavours you can get - it's only done on size of cup so you can get a little of many - a very enlightened approach!
I recently went back last week only because I bought a voucher on Groupon and thought I'd give this place a second chance. I definitely shouldn't have, though! The staff were extremely rude and unprofessional to us the second they found out that I had a voucher. They also made sure to tell other workers that my party had a voucher which made me believe that they were providing us with smaller portions then if we were regular paying customers. They also were in a huge hurry to get us out of the store, even though there was no one else in the queue. In conclusion, I definitely won't be coming back- mainly because the staff treated us so rudely.
I had a delightful experience at Amorino. This trip followed a less that satisfying encounter at Scoop. Here, they serve the gelato in petals that make a rose, so you can order as many flavors as there are petals (about 6-8) and the cone is really visually stunning. I ordered hazelnut and pistachio gelato in a cone with a one petal of strawberry. Oh my, the hazelnut was perfect! The pistachio was also awesome and had almost a subtle carmel flavor (I could be confusing with the nuttiness).
I was super pleased with all three flavors and will definitely stop by again when I'm craving gelato!
I stumbled onto this palce after dinner and we went in, wanting to satisfy our sweet tooth.
Décor: Classy gelato place. 3 tables inside, so if they're full, tough luck (we went in the winter so I don't know about their outside seating)
Service: I know it's a gelato place, but I think the way my group looked lost or unsure put them off a bit so they weren't smiling or even inviting when I ordered or asked questions...
Food: I got the ice cream stuffed brioche with coffee and some other flavour. This was all put into a hot pancake-like thing and while it was good, I felt a bit misled. I've had brioche before and instead of tasting like brioche.. this reminded me of more like the fruitcake that everyone gives to each other for Christmas but noone actually eats (the pancetta or something?) So it had that flavour and a more pancake-y type of texture. It was good, but not by any means terrific because it was weird eating coffee ice cream with a fruity crepey outside..
What I WISH I got was the mango ice cream. Ohhhhh, my friend got that and it was SO GOOD. And if I had known my 'brioche' was going to be fruity flavoured, I would have stuck with fruitier ice cream.
Bottom Line: Though I wasn't 100% satisfied only because of the mismatch of my expectations and such, I would actually come back here because the gelato quality is very good!
Amorino is a little chocolate place in Soho.
It offers 3 main types of fare:
- Chocolates (possibly pralines)
- Ice cream
- Hot Chocolate
And I've tried 2 of the 3.
Ice cream: It's actually very good. I tried it in a cup, not my usual cone, so I can't judge on the cone quality. Had nutella and pistachio, and they were very good. Not italian-gelato-good, but very good nonetheless. Some of the best in London.
Hot Chocolate: A major disappointment. They have many flavours, and that'd be great... if they didn't come from a dry powder packet!! Admittedly, they're quite good for instant hot chocolate (and they do make it properly, with milk, and it's nice and thick) but you can still taste "fake" chocolate flavour in there and it's very disappointing. Also, depending on some random factor, the consistencies in our group went from milky Nesquik to jello-like pudding-in-a-cup. Very disappointing, especially for a place that you would expect to melt real chocolate and make true hot cocoa.
With 4 small tables and 2 seats at a bar at the window, this is a tiny little place to stop and pick up something and keep walking. We were incredibly lucky in finding seats.
Also, they only closed shortly before midnight, which meant that we had plenty of time to relax, sit down, and chat for quite a while.
As far as gelato goes they're pretty good, they offer a more extensive range of sorbets than most places though the prices for a small cup/cone is more expensive than some Italian restaurants.
That said, the guy arranged my ice cream into the shape of a flower on top of the cone which was very sweet.
This is not actucally a review of Amorino but of one specific flavour on offer here: Chocolate Grand Cru Ecuador 70%.
It's like this wonderful spring day outside today and a million times better. The colour is a delight, the taste is heavenly. I discovered Amorino last year in Barcelona and loved it. Happy to have it here in London as well. Need to try more flavours, though. I get terribly attached once I find something I like and right now it's - the Grand Cru stuff. Come on! An ice-cream flavour with Grand Cru in its name. It's got to be good.
Very tasty authentic Italian ice-cream that melts in your mouth. The range of flavours is minimal but the quality is unbeatable. They also do cakes, truffles and coffee. There are limited tables to eat-in as it is very very small but on a summer's day, who would want to sit indoors and eat ice-cream anyway. A must try for all dessert lovers!
I have tried the ice cream, amarena and speculoos (those spiced Belgian biscuits) and they were quite good. It's not a competitor for Scoop and Gelupo, but it is worth a try. £3.30 a small cup is not cheap, and I didn't like that the smallest cone is not a real wafer, but a fake and soft substitute.
I first came across Amorino in Paris, where I fell in love with the ultra-creamy gelato. Unlike pay by the scoop gelato places, Amorino charges by the cup/cone size and then jams as much gelato as possible into it. So a small cup (£3.20) could easily have two or three scoops. The staff are also very friendly (a surprise in Soho) and eager to suggest flavours (I went with an Amorino virgin) to taste. My personal favourities: creme caramel, speculoos (cookies!), cafe, and chocolate. And, no, I haven't had all of those at the same time but they certainly would work well together.
Supposedly Amorino also has excellent hot chocolate but I have to confess that the amazingly smooth and creamy gelato has kept me from trying anything else. I also love Scoop but this is certainly a step above.
one of my favorites in paris, and it's transplanted here intact. wish they had it in CA (NYC is lucky to get all the good stuff from europe). can get multiple flavors in one size. usually I like fragola (strawberry), intense flavor, more dense thickness. i typically mix the fruits, like mango.
My husband and I stopped in a few days ago after eating a meal of Indian food that was WAY too spicy. We thought that this would help kill the heat; little did we know that we would be cultivating a new addiction! The shop is small, but the staff is nice and will offer you the chance to taste different types of gelato as you make your decision. My husband loved his so much that he stopped back on the next two evenings! I had a berry sorbet, which was good, but his gelato was AMAZING! I am not sure what his selection was called (he would only refer to it as "yummy"), but it was in the back row, second from the right with blueberries on top.
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