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Pozzetto, 75004

Pozzetto, 75004

UPDATE 2015:

On the rue du Roi de Sicile in the lower part of the Marais, not a million miles away from Hotel de Ville, is an address that ought to be in your little black book.

Pozzetto are masters of artisanal Italian gelato. Unlike competitors Berthillon and Amorino, they only have a small menu of just twelve flavours to choose from. This is because they make their ice creams fresh and on a very small-batch basis.

I personnally find their sorbets rather sweet – and I know I’m not the only person in this boat – but their ice creams are fantastic. (Better than Berthillon, maybe! Yep, I went and said it!) My personal favourites are the fior di latte and the chocolate Gianduja flavours.

They also sell great coffee (Italian, obviously!) and a selection of gastronomic delicacies from the other side of the Alps.

Pozzetto, 75004
Pozzetto, 75004Pozzetto, 75004
June has arrived. We've suffered, endured, been driven through eight months of cold, of snow, and of driving rain... surely we deserve a little warmth and sunshine before that all starts again?

As a Brit, even just the slightest glimmer of sunshine is enough to entice me outside wearing vastly inappropriate clothing, well, by Parisian standards I mean. Do you remember a month or so ago, when the sun came out, il faisait chaud and we all smiled and frolicked in les jardins and down the boulevards wearing shorter-than-short shorts...?
 
That may just have been me...

However, despite their typical self-restraint, one thing that the Parisians don't hold back on once the sun comes out is ice cream. 
 
Berthillon, on the quaint Ile Saint Louis, with its list of flavours as extensive as the different types of rain that I've seen this year, is the long-standing favourite in the capital. Amorino is the (relatively) new kid on the block setting up shop all over town and attracting hoards of tourists with its flower-inspired gelati. But my top tip for this summer's refreshment is the somewhat understated Pozzetto in the Marais. 

You come for the best ice cream in Paris. Simple as.

Essential Information

Address: 39 rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004

AND 16 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003

Telephone: 01 42 77 08 64

Website: Pozzetto, Facebook

Opening Hours: from midday to midnight (but check on their Facebook page because they do change often) every day

Reservations: not taken.

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