Between ice cream lovers we truly share any info about new venues or hot-spots worth to try. I heard so much about this place in Jing An neighborhood called “DAL CUORE” that I couldn’t wait to stop by for a cone!
The place is small with a Scandinavian decor style. I think I stopped by in a particular day because it was a mess. Kids over the counter, angry parents because there was no queue for the cashier or for the serving, staff overwhelmed…I mean, you could see it was crowded because it is a popular spot -and also because the venue isn’t big-, but what about the ice cream?
After people lowered their anxiety with a little of sugar I could finally order my cup, yes a cup, not a cone! You would ask why? Because the cone is really tiny. I could visualize my gelato’s death by collapsing after the first lick. So I went for the safe option: the boring cup. I have to admit my flavor choices weren’t the smartest ones, Almond Afoggato and Cookies & Cream. I couldn't distinguish which one had these coffee taste sprinkles that, in my opinion, ruined my ice cream. I can stand the coffee flavor in the tiramisu for example, but not in this case.
Regarding the gelato quality: creamy, yes! But not as crafty and home-made style as I was expecting. I will come back for a second chance since I think it was just a bad day and certainly will try other tastes.
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