The Gelateria Di Angelo is quite an institution in Arganzuela, a neighbourhood in the Banks of the Manzanares River. It’s one of those lifelong neighbourly venues, where you are welcome and known, where you get a complete and warm service. It’s a place where everybody knows your name. Also, it easily becomes a treasure for the newcomers or the ones that accidentally discover it. And that is our case, and giving the fact that I am utterly and totally obsessed with ice creams, it was meant to be.
To me, eating an ice cream is a religious experience. Like a ritual, it’s something you must learn and pay respects to. There’s nothing more disheartening than to watch someone eating an ice cream while it melts all over them, it’s like wasting life itself. If you make the commitment of doing something, it is imperative that its done properly. And the product itself is equally important in the ritual; a good ice cream should last long enough to be enjoyed at a good pace and without waste.
In Gelateria Di Angelo they do exactly that, they respect the sanctity of the ice cream. They are quite strict in the matters of consistency, flavours and texture. Each flavour is made from seasonal products, and every bucket is made daily to ensure freshness. Flavours are faithful to the fruit or product they are made of, especially the strawberry one; it tastes like the strawberry fruit, not like any other chemical flavour there is that resembles a strawberry. Is fresh and a little bittersweet like a juicy strawberry. It is, maybe, one of the most recommended flavours, whit summer coming our way.
The best thing about having seasonal ice cream flavours is that there’s always something new around the corner waiting to meet my taste buds. For now I am anxiously waiting for the mango arrival, is supposed to be legendary. But then my heart belongs to the Amarena and chocolate cone, old habits die hard.
If you need one more reason to come and taste these marvelous ice creams, you should know this venue has one of the most amazing terraces in Madrid, the Manzanares River and its park just outside. Having a cone in Gelateria Di Angelo and taking a stroll in Madrid Río should become an obligation. For me, at least, it already is.
Gelateria Di Angelo
Paseo de las Yeserías, 41