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“Worth living in stretchy clothes for this gelato!”

Gelateria Ice Cream's Angels
Ranked #3 of 14 Dessert in Sestri Levante
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Takeout
Description: http://www.qype.it/place/2340792-Gelateria-Ice-Creams-Angels-Sestri-Levante
Houston, TX
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“Worth living in stretchy clothes for this gelato!”
Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

I've been in Sestri for 6 weeks and have tried most of the gelaterie here. And in all the surrounding towns. I'm certainly enjoying the growth factor of long looose dresses and tunics over leggings as a result!

Hands down, no comparison, Angel's is the best! The 3 employees who work seemingly every day take great pride in their product and their shop. I'm reminded of tomatoes in the US--you know, when we were kids and had some growing in the back yard, and they actually tasted like tomatoes, not a cheap imitation like we find in supermarkets now? That's like Angel's vs most gelaterie. The dark chocolate tastes intensely dark and complex like it's supposed to, the lighter chocolate, all milky chocolatey goodness. Canella (cinnamon) has the proper spice bite, and the fruit sorbet tastes like the fruits (mmm, mango and frutti di bosco!) have all been concentrated just so to their essence. I like that they come up with one-off flavors sometimes. The chocolate fondante, thick and dark and rich, with peperoncino is a perfect kick of hot/sweet/intense.

What is also unusual here is that if you'd like, they will talk with you about "good combinations." I wanted zuppa ingelse tonight, and I also was in the mood for tiramisu, and considering getting a little cup of a taste of each. I know the 2 have nothing in common other than they both have a little cake tezture in them. Actaully, tyheir tiramisu is loaded with cakey goodness. No way...their expressions told me plenty, that the palate won't enjoy that combo. Maybe amarena (cherry?) Or, I suggested canelli? They thought it over...Si, canella! Fantastico!

It's also fun and a relatively good bargain for pricey Sestri that the toppings are included int he base cost...lovely, well-though-out and they'lll suggest certain ones, although you're always free to choose what you want, of course. Panna (whipped cream)? Sure! It's free. And perhaps a few chopped nuts, or a splash of chocolate or cherry sauce? How about sprinkles the kids love? Or a few whole hazelnuts (nocciola). When one night he wanted ot put on a cherry on it, I cringed, imagining a US pink-red dyed Maraschino cherry, but this one was dark red, perhaps dried to its essence then reconstituted to be a cherry. And whatever you order, they top the whole thing off with a thin crispy wafer. God, I love this place!

Visited June 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Great gelati”
Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

Serves excellent ice cream with optional toppings. Many flavors offered and the portions are generous. There's a lot of gelatori around, but this one deserves a try.

Visited June 2013
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Sestri Levante, Italy
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221 reviews
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“excellent ice-cream”
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Really excellent ice cream made by excellent ingredients (e.g. real fruit).
Great choice of flavours all year around and many toppings available.
A really big ice-cream for less than 2 Euro !!
You could have a light lunch with it.
Excellent quality/price ratio.

Perfect location: in the very centre of Sestri Levante (Carugio).

  • Visited February 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
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“Corny name but excellent service”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

The name of the shop is rather corny, but the service staff are excellent. They don't just scoop your gelato and splat it on the cone. There is a lovely technique to do it and they top it off with a wafer and toppings

Visited October 2012
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Tavira, Portugal
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“Best ice cream ever”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This gelateria serves the best ice cream, not onle the best in Sestri Levante, or even Liguria, but certainly the best in Italy. Got stuck there in the rain so had to have two!!

Visited September 2012
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