Looking for the best gelato in Dubrovnik? This gal has you covered! I spent two weeks exploring this charming city and found myself smitten by the end of my stay. One of my favorite daily routines was accompanying my insatiable sweet tooth for gelato runs.
Dubrovnik is a very small town, so there aren’t very many gelato shops to choose from. However, what the city lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. Since I had an opportunity to try every gelato in Old Town Dubrovnik, I didn’t want the knowledge to go to waste!
So let’s get to it!
Further Reading: 20 EPIC Things to Do in Dubrovnik, Croatia (No, Not Just Game of Thrones).
Best Gelato Dubrovnik
Gianni (The absolute best gelato in Dubrovnik)
Gianni is helmed by acclaimed pastry chef Gianni who make a name for himself while working at Restaurant 360. He decided to take a leap of faith and pursue his passion for pastries and ice cream after wrapping his time at the Michelin-awarded restaurant.
The passion is evident, Gianni turns out some of the best gelato in Dubrovnik and we are all better for it! What I liked best about this great Dubrovnik gelato shop is the natural taste of the ice cream. Nothing was oddly colored and the flavors shined through.
I opted for the basil and coconut flavors and both were completely on point. As such, this ended up being my favorite gelato in Dubrovnik and I returned a handful of times during my stay.
From the website: Gianni’s philosophy is that you are not just buying ice cream, you are actually immersing yourself into an experience of exploring different flavors with indulgence in mind. That is why we are committed to offering the finest artisan crafted ice cream in Dubrovnik, and we are continuously perfecting our recipes and expanding our offer. Everything is prepared from scratch with superior natural ingredients: milk, cream, Valrhona chocolate, Madagascar vanilla, and seasonal fruits.
Note: Gianni also serves both vegan and gluten-free ice cream in Dubrovnik.
Peppino’s (flavorful gelato in Dubrovnik)
Peppino’s is often regarded as the best gelato in Dubrovnik and it’s not hard to see why. A plethora of tantalizing flavors guarantee that everyone will find something to love.
The pistachio looked exceptionally inviting during my visit and didn’t disappoint. The gelato is generously swirled with a delicious pistachio cream that had me coming back for seconds in no time. My husband loved the tart flavors most and said this was his favorite ice cream in Dubrovnik.
Gelateria Dubrovnik is one of the oldest gelato shops in Dubrovnik, and locals seem to love this spot the most. There was a line out the door almost every day I swung by so I knew I had to try it for myself.
I ordered the yogurt scoop and my husband went for passion fruit. Both flavors were deliciously tart and very satisfying, plus the service was super friendly during our visit.
Home to 32 delightful flavors, Boccapiena is one of the best ice cream shops in Dubrovnik!Everything is homemade using natural ingredients exclusively and you can definitely taste the difference. The goal of this lovely Dubrovnik gelato shop is simple: serve exceptional high-quality ice cream that adds joy to the day.
And it delivers! They also serve popsicles and soft-serve ice cream in Dubrovnik as well. Vegan and gluten-free options available, to boot.
From the website: All of the ice creams and frozen treats are made with premium authentic ingredients without preservatives or additives, all of the flavors are absolutely free of food color, refined sugar, and chemicals.
Hailing from Rome, aRoma serves some of the best gelato in Dubrovnik. One of my favorite things about aRoma is the plethora of flavors on offer, in addition to classics. I ordered the hazelnut flavor and enjoyed every ounce! It’s hard to go wrong with any of the flavors, so I suggest getting your go-to (mine is hazelnut).
Best ice cream in Dubrovnik (Post Summary)
In sum, here’s the best gelato in Dubrovnik.
- Gelateria Dubrovnik
- The Boccapiena
Map of the best Dubrovnik Gelato