The Best Gelato in Innsbruck Austria

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Innsbruck, Austria

During my time in Innsbruck all I kept hearing about was how amazing the gelato was in the square.

People kept raving about it so I put it on a mental checklist of things to do – although wary of Austrian food, especially after the wiener schnitzel incident.

I like ice cream. I’m not a die hard fan like my friend Rease who will go on a date with someone she detests just because it’s an ice cream date.

My last night I finally made it to the gelato shop. Amorino had a line out the door like everyone had mentioned, which is always a good sign but I remained jaded.

girl eating ice cream

Is it just me, or is my eye doing something weird making me look like Popeye?

That is until they handed me my cone shaped like a flower. I had chosen a cream based gelato and one with fruit.

It was as delicious as it looked. A bit pricey at nearly $5 for gelato, after I ordered I heard this was the real deal and the way to know is if the shop serves gelato with a paddle.

It was better than any gelato or ice cream I’ve had. From now on I’m looking for a paddle.

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  1. Stephanie - The Travel Chica says:

    I just ate ice cream at Persicco ice cream last night. So delicious! I didn’t realize they had gelato in Austria.

    And yes, you do look like Popeye.

  2. Emily in Chile says:

    That design is crazy – how do they make it look like a flower?

    And your Popeye face is cute 🙂

  3. You do look so cute! I had amazing gelato in Florence, with a paddle. Expensive as well but for a splurge it is worth it! Your face is saying..hurry up and take my picture so I can stuff my face with yummy gelato!

  4. I love that you mentioned my ice cream obsession. Even better: Jorge caught me laughing and I explained “Ayngelina mentioned me in her blog, about how I will go on a date with lame guys if it is an ice cream date.”

    Jorge: “Oh you mean that guy in Rosario?”

    me: “…no that was a different ice cream date. There have been several”

  5. Ah, man, was already craving ice cream even before reading your post. Now I NEED gelato! 🙂

  6. Nisha @cemonde says:

    Looks yummy & the design is very cool. And what’s this? Nobody is going to take away your camera. Put it down. 🙂

  7. Aargh! I had always wanted to try that gelato in Innsbruck. We kept passing that square but never had the time to stop. Now, like the Sacher Torte I missed tasting in Vienna, the Austrian Gelato will forever make me feel I missed out on something.

  8. My daughter lived in Italy for 3 years. She always raved about the Gelato. I’ll have to ask her about the paddle.

  9. That looks delicious! I am blaming all the gelato(s) I ate this summer for my 5 extra pounds. But I wouldn’t mind having some more. 🙂

  10. The gelato looks great, but the flower presentation is fantastic! I didn’t know that about the paddle either. Great tip!

  11. Yum! I’ll take that over wiener schnitzel any day. Oh, and I need a new lens.

  12. Cathy Sweeney says:

    Looks delicious — what are the flavors? There’s a bit of Popeye in that photo, but it looks good on you. 🙂

  13. nod 'n' smile says:

    Oh wow, there’s an Amorino that opened recently in NYC. I had no idea it was a chain! It was really good, but it was definitely the flower shape that got me. 🙂

  14. LOVE the flower shape! The paddle is definitely key. Scoops are for ice cream 🙂

  15. I’ve always wanted to try gelato – I don’t know why I haven’t yet; There’s an Italian place in Cardiff that sells it. That looks YUM, hun. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  16. Joshywashington says:

    I love gelato… BUT I have yet to find a scoop in the States that has the taste and texture of the gelato I experienced in Bellagio, Italy. I think it is one of those things that you cannot import, as soon as gelato is eaten outside of Italia it is just fluffed up icecream…

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