Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy

Monday Munchies: Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy

Last week we had the top three pizzerias in Piedmont, so it only seems right to follow up with the three best places for gelato in Alba.

Sweet tooth ready? Let’s find the gelato man.

Monday Munchies: Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy

Over the summer Il Ragazzo crowned himself the solo member of The Alba Gelato Quality Assurance Team. Despite my best efforts, resistance was futile. After pouring over flavors at locations all around Alba we finally selected our top three. Personally, I rarely deviate from number one anymore.

Monday Munchies: Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy

Without further ado I present the official list, starting with number three:

3. Geletaria Cristallo

Address: Via Maestra 29, about 50 yards from Piazza Savona.

Monday Munchies: Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy

  • Why do we love it? It’s literally right below our apartment. Isn’t that enough? The shop rotates through tons of flavors regularly. I think they simply have the best coffee gelato in town.
  • Flavor Picks: Coffee, Stracciatella, Nocciola – sometimes they even have Nutella!

Monday Munchies: Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy

2. Il Gelaterie

Address: Find it across from Alba’s train station. Corso Fratelli Bandiera 13/a, Alba (CN).

Monday Munchies: Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy

  • Why do we love it? Recommended to us by our neighbors – they must be in their 80s, so they know gelato in Alba. Lots of flavor choices and creamy, rich tastes.
  • Flavor Picks: Fondente, Stracciatella, Nocciola.

1. Gelateria La Romana

Address: Find it across from Piazza Savona. Corso Italia 2, Alba (CN).

Monday Munchies: Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy

Romana has a western feel with an open, airy shop, inside seating, and *rarity alert* the gelato isn’t on display. Il Ragazzo still struggles with that and the never-changing flavors – but he gets over it real quick, post-first lick.

  • Why do we love it? The freshness of ingredients and the uber creaminess.
  • Flavor Picks: Yogurt Frutti di Boschi, Cremino al Biscotti di Meliga Piemontese, and Stracciatella.

There you have it! The best gelato in Alba, Italy – by a small tasting committee. Got other places for us to QA in town? Let us know. We’re happy to serve.

Ciao Ciao! V-dawg OUT.

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5 replies on “Top 3 Places for Gelato in Alba, Italy”
    1. ha ha – luckily it’s cooling down so we don’t feel compelled to indulge as frequently. I tried to keep myself honest by only doing either wine or gelato in a day. I didn’t always follow my rules, but for the most part it worked fine!

      Thanks for reading!

  1. says: Anand

    I envy you…I don’t mind gaining wghiet as long as it taste good! I’m sure same for you. Glad you enjoyed your trip! I miss your posts…waiting patiently.

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