Gelarto Rosa is an independent chain of artisanal ice cream stores in the heart of Budapest. We are a taste of tradition, intimacy, and romance in the glorious Szent István Square. Our ice-cream is hand-made on the premises, from the finest organic ingredients, using traditional (artisanal) Italian ice-cream making techniques, and shaped by our skilled staff into our artistic rose shape.
Our chain includes Gelarto Bistro, our gourmet deli companion, and international Gelarto Rosa franchises, with the first one now open in Doha, Qatar.
Our flavours are limited only by our imagination. We are always innovating to offer you more and more exotic and unusual flavours, alongside traditional flavours, to delight your taste buds.
Our gelatos and sorbets are made exclusively from natural ingredients of the highest quality, imported mainly from Italy or sourced from local suppliers. We use exotic ingredients such as Alphonso mango, Bronte pistachios, and vanilla from Réunion Island, alongside fresh milk and cream, and delicious seasonal fruits to create the best ice cream possible.
Enjoy our other taste treats too
Our cakes come in the same flavours as our ice-cream, and are prepared in the same way, fresh and from the finest ingredients locally and from abroad. Cake slices, macarons, thick and silky fudges, and Liége-type leavened dough waffles are all prepared with rich, fresh and natural components. We use the best ingredients such as Alphonso mango, Bronte pistachios, and vanilla from Réunion Island, alongside locally-produced milk and cream, and fresh seasonal fruit.
Our ice-cream sundaes are especially for ice-cream connoisseurs and aficionados. We garnish our sundaes with fresh fruit, Belgian dark chocolate decorations, and locally-baked sesame or almond brittle sticks.
We love Italian coffee. Our strong Maromas coffee roasted in the Italian style goes very well with our cakes and desserts. Our coffee contains 100% Arabica beans, and is made by our very experienced barista. Coffee is available to eat-in or take-away. If you have a sweet tooth, we recommend one of our delicious Callebaut hot chocolate variations or our Macaron Shake (a mix of your favourite macarons with fresh milk and Gelarto ice-cream).
Want to surprise a loved one with something unique, or to give something unforgettable for a special occasion? We help you bring delight to others with our Gelarto Rosa gift card and voucher (you choose the value of the voucher), to be redeemed and enjoyed in our iconic flagship store on the edge of the Basilica.
Introducing a new player to the Hungarian gastronomical ‘Hall of Fame’: Gourmet food combined with savoury ice creams
We opened Gelarto Bistro in December 2016, to take a step into the deli market and continue our ice-cream innovation. If you are a gastronome who loves deli ice-cream and gourmet delicacies, you must visit our Gelarto Bistro store at the more relaxing end of St. Istvan Square. We offer breakfast and lunch menus, gourmet cuisine with our sweet and savoury ice-creams, and our pride and joy – the Gastro Plate or the Gourmet Cup. We also offer our famous Gelarto Chef premium ice cream range at Gelarto Bistro. Everything is prepared in our show-kitchen, and service is throughout the day. In-door and outdoor seating is available.
Our Gelarto Chef ice-cream, combined with our freshly made gourmet food, needs to be tasted to be believed. Some of our specialities and rarities include goose liver, smoked aubergine, or paprika flavoured ice-cream, combined with beetroot, pesto or pumpkin seed gourmet treats.
We aim to delight you with the beautiful, the exquisite, and the unique for your large special occasion, be it a birthday party, wedding, or gala dinner. We make our breathtakingly beautiful rose ice-cream cakes to order, to provide an interesting and irresistible centre-piece for your occasion.
Our flagship ice-cream store, with its unique parlour design and famed ice-cream roses, is at the heat of the Basilica. Ice-cream fans: come inside for our fabulous rose-shaped ice cream. In-door and outdoor seating available.
Sas utca 11, St. Istvan Basilica, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Opening hours: We are open 08:00 to 20:00 every day, including Sunday.
Our delightful deli is at the calmer end of St. Istvan Square. Gastronomes and food adventurers: come and try our deli ice-cream and gourmet food, breakfast, and lunch in a relaxing bistro atmosphere. In-door and outdoor seating available.
Hercegprímás utca 3, off St. Istvan Basilica, 1057 Budapest, Hungary
We are open from April to October; 12:00 to 20:00 every day, including Sunday.
Our flagship store can get very busy at peak times! If you cannot wait to get your hands on our delicious ice cream, our pop-up store is a just a few hundred yards away from the main store. Like all of our other outlets, Gelarto Pop-Up has its own unique parlour design and atmosphere.