Just spend here an hour on a sunny afternoon like we did and you will see what all the fuss is about. Customer after customer and endless excitement. “Wow! I have never eaten such ice creams in my whole life!” They say the best compliment is the one you can get from kids who are very picky customers. Even though they are young and lack sufficient experience. Here kids just surround an owner, Artur Klan, and probably spend all their pocket money on ice cream.
This is how we imagine the best ice cream shop in a small Italian town: everyone knows each other, say hello to an owner, hang out, chat and order an espresso to a dessert.
Artur’s love for ice cream came with his fascination with Italy. Together with his business partner Dagmar Czerniawski, they have been importing textile from there. After one visit to Tuscany they fell in love with local ice cream, had a little chat with an owner and this is how it all started. The Italian came to Poland, tasted Polish products and taught Artur and Dagmar everything.
Every day in the morning in a place on Brzeska Street Artur starts the production. He opens at 9 AM. He does everything himself, controls proportions and quality of ingredients.
Ice creams in Tuscany are very characteristic and light. Flavours are continuously changing. However, people always tend to ask for pistachio, cream and strawberry flavours. Fruits are delicious these days so you have to make use of them. Artur is already freezing strawberries for the next few months.
The name Pallone was spontaneous. It has nothing to do with ice cream. It just sounds great and means “a ball”.
It is nice that it’s not only a window with ice cream but you can sit here at a table and there is also a toilet. This place is the next sign of changes that are taking place on Brzeska Street. In the neighbourhood, there is a famous restaurant Pyzy I Flaki Gorące. Ząbkowska Street which soon will again transform into a boulevard full of attractions is just around the corner. At Koneser there is a newly opened Polish Vodka Museum and ZONI, a new restaurant by Aleksander Baron. As you can see it’s worth visiting Praga!
Pallone – Naturalne Lody z Toskanii, Brzeska St 29/31, open 9 AM – 7 PM.
photos: Aga Bilska