Sitting at La Italiana while sipping a real cappuccino or tucking into one of those incredibly delicious “Gelati” you practically forget you are in the centre of Estepona, right by a fountain and in a piazza. This is exactly what people do in Italy with some of their leisure time. You really cannot get any closer to the real thing.
But it is not just the ambiance and the excellent service, it is also the originality of what they serve that makes the difference. When you come home from a trip to Italy, you are most likely to rave about the “gelato” which really is not the same as ice cream, because it has a lower percentage of fat than ice cream and is denser with a richer texture.
At La Italiana the “gelato” is made on the premises fresh every day and you have a massive choice of over 40 different flavours. The fruit flavours are all made with real fruit. If you find this difficult to choose from, just ask for a small taster. The girl serving at the counter will be only too pleased to help.
Italians are not famous for ice cream, but rather more specifically they are famous for gelato! The fruit flavours, which are made with real fruit, are especially refreshing in summer.
Alternatively you may just want to enjoy a real cappuccino and a croissant or why not just a proper “espresso”? There are other items on the menu such as crepes, panini, croissants and so on. They are just as enjoyable and pleasurable at the Cafeteria La Italiana.
For your own peace of mind, “Gelato” typically offers fewer calories, less sugar and lower fat content per serving than ice cream. The typical 3.5 oz. serving of vanilla “gelato” contains 90 calories and 3 grams of fat, compared to 125 calories and 7 grams of fat in the average vanilla ice cream.