Don’t skimp on your ice cream choices by going for soft serve—indulge in a richer, more delicious experience and head to one of Rhode Island’s premiere gelato shops. With chic interiors and authentic, smooth gelato, you might feel yourself transported from Rhode Island to a European café. Here are the best gelato places in the state.
Nana’s Gelato offers ice cream in every variety available: hard and soft, gelato, frozen yogurts… Regardless of what type of ice cream you’re getting, try their homemade waffle cones, dipped in chocolate for an extra sweet treat.
Thought it may be a chain, there’s no beating the best. Located in downtown Newport, the decadent scent of chocolate and sweetness will greet you at the door. Their ice creams and gelatos are loaded with chunks of delicious goodness. Try the s’mores or the toasted coconut.
Packed tight under the glass case, Pompelmo’s gelato flavors are as incredible to look at as they are to eat! Grab a cone or a cup and take the time to savor your scoop before it melts. Make sure to sample plenty of flavors, too—the customer service at Pompelmo’s is efficient and friendly. Owners Melanie and Denny even went to Italy to learn how to expertly craft gelato from the professionals themselves.
After a scorching day on the beach, a refreshing gelato is the perfect cool-down solution. Choose from Cold Fusions’ 34 gelato and sorbet flavors—you might not be able to choose just one. If you must, go for one of the new citrus sorbet flavors, or the salted caramel gelato.