Pick 1 – Bonomeria – Gelateria Artigianale
This Italian ice cream parlour in Belair is a top pick at CSL; the gelato here is divine. Besides the wide variety of flavours, you can find various ice cream treats to take home (we often take these treats to parties and they’re a big hit). If you decide to replace a meal with ice cream one day, we suggest the gelato stuffed brioche. If you have kids, another plus is the strikingly close distance to the fabulous Castle Parc.
Good for: making you think you’ve briefly landed in Italy.
Where: 4 Rue Wurth-Paquet, Belair (map)
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm to 8pm
Pick 2 – Mammamia
You’ll find Mammamia in the Opkorn mall in Differdange. We happened upon this place after doing a bit of shopping at Auchan and were highly impressed. The staff was so friendly and the ice cream was out of this world. If you’re in the area, we definitely suggest giving this place a try!
Good for: a pre- or post-shopping treat!
Where: 1 Boulevard Emile Krieps, L-4530 Differdange
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30am to 10pm, Sunday 8:30am to 3pm
Pick 3 – Glacier Bargello
Bargello in the Gare (located next to Bastelkiste craft shop). You’ll find ice creams, sorbets, frozen yoghurts, patisseries, and more!
Good for: relaxing on the terrace with a refreshing treat.
Where: 13-15 rue du Fort Elisabeth, Luxembourg (map). You can also pick up their treats at Cactus, the City Concorde, and the Pall Centers.
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm to 9pm, Friday-Sunday 11am to 9pm
Pick 4 – Veneziano
You’ll find this ice cream parlour on Place d’Armes with its colourful and irresistible displays. Don’t be put off by the crowds, it’s worth the wait and if you can get a seat at one of their outdoor tables it’s the perfect place for some people watching.
Good for: milkshakes, we especially love the raspberry vanilla combination
Where: 1 Place d’armes, Luxembourg (map)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 7pm
Pick 5 – SmooJo
SmooJo markets itself as a smoothie and juice bar, so you can indulge without the guilt! If you haven’t already discovered SmooJo, the healthy(ish) alternative to ice cream, then make this one your next stop and indulge in some delicious frozen yoghurt in a wide and interesting variety of flavours. In fact, SmooJo is so popular they have a second location (in Esch).
Good for: not just frozen yoghurt, try the tastiest ice coffee drinks this side of the pond.
Where: 11c, Avenue de la Porte-Neuve L-2227 Luxembourg (map)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am-7pm
Pick 6 – Oberweis
Oh Oberweis! How we love you. So classy, so delicious, so Luxembourgish. As with their coffees, pastries and cakes, their ice cream does not disappoint. Whilst there are 5 Oberweis cafes around Luxembourg selling ice cream (Cloche d’Or, Lux Ville, City Concorde, Kirchberg and Gare), we suggest you treat yourself and head for their beautiful flagship cafe in the city centre.
Good for: tartes glacées – yes, that really does mean ice cream tarts. Oh my.
Where: 16 Grand-Rue, Luxembourg (map)
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 7:45am to 6pm (you can find other locations with opening times here)
Pick 7 – Gelateria Franky
This is a great place to get real Italian ice cream! Choose anything from classic to seasonal flavors, you’ll always leave happy!
Good for: a pre- or post-shopping treat! There are loads of flavours and four are lactose free.
Where: 80, route de Longwy, L-8060 Bertrange
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9am to 8pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm
Pick 8 – NÏCE Ice cream
This new kid on the block is the product of 4 Luxembourgish friends’ passion for ice cream. You’ll find this ice cream parlour with modern design in the Belair neighbourhood. They offer many interesting flavours of ice cream and sorbet made from fresh ingredients. They also serve a mean cup of coffee! We love that they offer a daily vegan flavor!!
Good for: cooling off after an afternoon in Parc Merl.
Where: 128, avenue du X Septembre, 2550 Luxembourg
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday-Sunday 12pm to 8pm
Pick 9 – Marcello Ice Cream
This fantastic gelato was created by the Luxembourgish hotel group Goeres! The gelato is homemade by the group’s pastry chefs, trained in Italy at the Gelato University of Carpigiani. All the ice cream is made in their workshop in Luxembourg City from Luxembourgish milk products!
Good for: reminiscing about your last trip to Italy.
Eat in or take away
(At the entrance of the Parc de Merl)
Eat in or take away
Opening hours: varies by location