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“Classic italian ice cream just off the prom”

Notarianni Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 9 Dessert in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Classic italian ice cream just off the prom”
Reviewed 4 May 2011

They only do one flavour - vanilla - but boy is it good. Dress it up with hundreds and thousands, nuts, a flake, strawberry sauce (referred to as 'monkey blood' in our household) or just as it comes. All delicious. It has the smooth texture of 'whippy' ice cream, but all the taste of the proper stuff it is. Make a special trip - both for the ice cream and the 'not changed since the 50's' decor.

  • Visited April 2011
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London, UK
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36 reviews
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“Whoever said vanilla was plain? They are wrong!”
Reviewed 26 November 2010

Notarianni's is the real deal. Real Italian style ice cream, it's never changed in my entire life, nor my mothers, and we've both been eating the stuff every year since we were children!

The ice cream parlour is a bit of living history, hardly changed since the 1950s, the counter still has many original fixtures and fittings, and the ice cream can be served in a range of different wafers (chocolate-dipped nougat filled wafers, anyone?), cones, just in a cup, or as a sundae.

Beware if you're taking away, the product melts *really fast*, getting sticky hands and drips down your front as the wind whips at your '99' while walking down the Prom is a Notarianni tradition.

Yes, they only make one flavour - vanilla. But when vanilla gets this good, who on earth needs dulce de leche? :-)

(They also sell you big tubs over the counter to take home too - frozen solid, rather than at serving temperature - so it will survive a short journey home. Always a good purchase at the end of the season to get you through the winter.)

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2 Thank mike-smashing
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Blackpool, England
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nothing else like it for ice cream”
Reviewed 14 May 2010

I live in Blackpool and wouldnt buy any other ice cream it really is fabulous, forget your supermarket mass produced rubbish, this is the real deal. My only complaint is that it is not open all year round.

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1 Thank Kate Burns
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Wakefield
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12 restaurant reviews
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“"The Best Ice Cream in Blackpool"”
Reviewed 24 September 2009

Notarianni Ice cream is located on Waterloo Road near the South Pier, they serve wonderful traditional Italian vanilla Ice cream, if you eat in it is like stepping back to the 1950's.

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2 Thank Opus2208
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Blackpool
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“The most lickable icecream outside Italy, and then some.”
Reviewed 1 May 2009

Probably the best icecream you'll ever taste. Don't take anyone's word for it. Go there and judge it by the queue. And the constant stream of cars 'stopping to buy one'. More locals than visitors, so what better recommendation. Real icecream made on the premises. Eat in eat out. And great value. Get lickin'.

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