Un' Altra Volta, Buenos Aires
Tel: 54 11 4783 4048
Concierge.com's insider take:
One of the unmistakably Italian assets that Argentina's Genovese and Neapolitan immigrants brought to the New World was a knowledge of ice cream. Three companies, all at one time operated by rival branches of the Aversa family, vie for the top end of the market, although porteños argue endlessly over whether some family-owned corner spots offer a creamier product than the high-quality, fast-expanding chains. With its elaborate concoctions of truffle, praline, and torta—along with 20 fruit flavors, 12 forms of chocolate, and myriad variations on dulce de leche—it's difficult to beat Un' Altra Volta, whose seven sleek outlets also offer a palate-teasing array of tarts, bonbons, and petits fours. Locals fill the parlors far into the night.
Open Sundays through Thursdays 8 am to 2 am, Fridays 8 am to 3 am, Saturday 8 am to 4 am.