Avoid the ubiquitous nasty heaped icecream offerings and seek out one of the four Grom outlets in Venice. This one is in the heart of the shopping district close to the department stores Coin and Fondaco dei Tedeschi, close to the Rialto Bridge.
Grom was started in 2002 by Guido Martinetti and Federico Grom, two Italians who wanted to produce icecream and sorbets from the very best raw materials. Only fresh, seasonal fruit from the best producers in Italy, the finest cocoa and coffee products from Central America and organic eggs and whole milk is used for their icecream. Guido and Federico have now bought a farm in Piedmont where they have planted old varieties of peaches, apricots, figs, pears, strawberries and melons. There are no artificial colourings or other additives.
They have outlets throughout Italy and now also in Paris, Tokyo and New York.
Daily: 11.30am to 10.30pm (11.30pm on Saturdays)
Monday to Friday: 12 noon to 9pm (10pm Saturday)
Closest vap stop:
Rialto or Ca’ d’Oro
It is on the narrow busy thoroughfare that cuts through this part of Venice. It is very close to the Church of San Giovanni Grisostomo.
Salizada San Giovanni Grisostomo,
5801 Cannaregio Venezia