Nonna Bianca—Grandma’s Gelato in San Telmo
For ice cream in San Telmo, near the Plaza Dorrego area, skip the fancy Freddo chain on the corner of Defensa and Estados Unidos and head just a few yards down the block to grandma’s authentic alternative, Nonna Bianca, specializing in homemade Italian-style gelato.
With its outdoor benches and homey wooden interior you’ll feel like you stepped into a rustic locale in Bariloche, an effect only enhanced by some of the fruits such as cherry and blueberry incorporated into the creamy concoctions. Among the 80 flavors made on premises are a variety of chocolates, tiramisu, mate in cream, watermelon, quinoto (kumquat) soaked in whiskey and Argentine favorite, dulce de leche.
Business has boomed here in the five years since a then 70 year-old Blanca Real opened up the business with her culinary-inclined family.
To satisfy the breakfast and lunch crowd Nonna Bianca offers pastries and snacks such as paninis, quiches and delicious milkshakes for AR$10. The front area with its picnic type tables is a nice place to linger over a coffee with friends.Those flying solo can grab a window seat looking out onto Estados Unidos and read the paper or one of the many magazines laying around.
A basic cone at AR$ 7 and comes with two flavors. The art is making sure you chose two complimentary flavors— many are quite sweet, so ask for samples before making the all important decision.
425 Estados Unidos
• Hours: Sun-Thur from 9:00 AM —12:00 AM
Fri & Sat 9am-2 am