After a recent journey through the south of Italy and Sicily, eating an average of one ice cream a day and tasting different combinations of unknown and exciting flavours, I just wanted to check if the old Conchanata ice cream shop might have a good genuine ice cream, just like the ones we had in old Italy. We were lucky!
We headed to Avenida da Igreja, one of the main avenues in Alvalade. Mr. Quintílio and Alfo Tarlattini, father and son, opened the place in 1948, and Conchanata is still in the hands of the same family ever since the first day. Here you’ll find excellent and secretly made traditional ice creams.
There’s different flavours to try, from coffee, pistachio, strawberry or vanilla. The bestseller is the “Conchanata”: 4 scoops, 1 nata and the other 3 of your choice, always with homemade strawberry syrup on top.
The place is always full and sometimes you cannot find a place to sit down to enjoy your ice cream. Local tip: Grab your ice cream and sit on one the public benches at the corner of the avenue. My favourite: Banana with almonds!
Aaaaaah… Mamma mia!!! They are open again! 🙂