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Where To Get The Best Gelato In Malta?

  • Oct 3, 2020

...enjoy a mouthwatering ice-cream all-year-round!

Malta’s subtropical climate and 3000 hours of sunshine mean that you can enjoy a mouthwatering ice-cream all-year-round. Many locals will also admit that an ice-cream in autumn or winter is a tastier affair – as you can savour the taste slowly, without having to worry about your ice-cream oeuvre d’art melting in seconds.

Fortunately, the islands are equipped with some ice-cool gelaterias that will satiate your ice-cream cravings and will keep you coming back for more. Here’s our top ten. 

Sottozero – Bugibba/Sliema

Sottozero is not merely an ice-cream parlour – it’s an ice-cream factory. The Gelato Factory opened its doors in 2006 with 24 different flavours. Nowadays, it offers a whopping 120 flavours – which rotate weekly – meaning that you’ll always find something unique at Sottozero. Furthermore, the Factory also offers a range of gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, vegan and fat-free flavours, as well as the famous Sicilian-style granita, made from locally-sourced fruits. 

Amorino – Valletta

Malta’s branch is located on Republic Street and reflects the company’s “exacting standards of quality, consistency, pleasure and flavour”. Its cosy atmosphere makes it a welcoming spot in this bustling city. 

Amorino prides itself in producing organic and naturally-sourced ice-cream flavours that are lovingly created under the watchful eye of the company’s chefs. 

Dolce Latte – Marsascala

Located in the Southern seaside hotspot of Marsascala, Dolce Latte was founded by the iconic Toninu back in 1992 as an extension of his ice-cream hawker business. It’s safe to say that the parlour has been going from strength to strength, as its artisanal produce continues to be a hit with locals and tourists alike. It’s also the only Maltese ice-cream parlour with official certification from the Vegan Society.

Roll&Chill – Valletta 

Roll&Chill is undoubtedly unique. This Valletta-based ice-cream parlour prides itself in producing handmade ice-cream rolls. Yes, you heard that one right! By using fresh fruits and novel ingredients, Roll&Chill is not only a world-class gelateria but is also a 360-degree sensory experience. 

Piazza Gelateria – Sliema

In addition to offering all the usual flavours, this Sliema-based gelateria is known for its unique flavours, inspired by traditional Maltese food such as ‘Hobz Tal-Malti’ (traditional Maltese bread), ‘Bajtar Tax-Xewk’ (prickly pear) and ‘Helwa tat-Tork’ (Tahini fudge). Simply put, Piazza Gelateria offers a wide selection of gelatos that cater to every individual’s creamy desires. 

Gelateria Granola – Xlendi/Marsalforn

Gelateria Granola is a Gozo-based company that has quickly become a homegrown favourite and is a must-stop for anyone visiting Gozo. All ice-cream flavours are locally-sourced and Made in Gozo, making this gelateria even more special. 

La Brioscia – Rabat

Situated right next to Is-Serkin – Malta’s iconic pastizzi place, La Brioscia is the perfect stop if you fancy something sweet and savoury. Grab some pastizzi from Is-Serkin, then treat yourself to an ice-cream from La Brioscia – an authentic Italian-style gelateria with more than 50 flavours. You’ll thank us later. 


HäagenDazs in Valletta brings some American-style ice-cream goodness to Malta’s Capital. Featuring world-renown branded flavours such as cookie dough chip, vanilla caramel and pralines and cream, the Häagen-Dazs ice-cream parlour on Republic Street is the perfect spot if you fancy something a little bit more familiar but equally delicious.

C.Camilleri & Sons – Valletta

C.Camilleri & Sons are locally known as confectionary pioneers. Calcedonio Camilleri started the family business back in 1843, and the company hasn’t stopped ever since. Experience Malta’s rich entrepreneurial history by visiting the C.Camilleri & Sons shop on Merchant’s Street, and tasting their classic ice-cream flavours, sweets, cakes and bakes.

Venchi – Valletta

This choco-gelateria is a direct expression of premium Italian products. Each ice-cream celebrates the Italian tradition’s preference for simple yet high-quality products and aesthetic perfection. Venchi is perfect for any chocoholic out there in search of the epitome of chocolatey, ice-cream goodness, as the company specialises in single-origin, premium chocolate and chocolate ice-creams that will definitely not disappoint.