If there is one thing that I really miss from living in Italy, it is eating gelato. While I did not eat gelato every day (I didn’t want to gain too much weight), I did eat it quite often, maybe 2 times a week. There are plenty of good gelato stores in Italy, but one chain that is consistently good is Grom.
They have plenty of locations in Milan and all throughout Italy, and they are all good quality. I do not know if it is the best gelato place, but you cannot go wrong with it. My favorite flavor at Grom is the milk flavored gelato, but their pistachio and several other flavors are also good.
I would say that Grom’s gelato is on the lighter side flavor wise, which is good because you don’t feel too heavy after eating it. If you are looking for a richer gelato flavor, the best chain for that is probably Venchi (it is also a chocolate shop).
Ultimately, many gelato shops in Italy are quite good, but there are some that aren’t as good as others. I would say one tip for picking gelato places is to not go to the shops that showcase their gelato through clear screens (and fancy designs). Instead, the gelato that you cannot really see (because they are kept underneath in a cold-contained metal thermos), is normally better. This was a tip that one of my friends told me, and it turned out to be true on most occasions.
Once Italy reopens, I am sure that the gelato shops will be as popular as ever. When they reopen, go to Grom if you want to make sure you have a good gelato.
Grom Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for