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“First rank gelato”
Review of F & M Cafe'

F & M Cafe'
Ranked #5 of 12 Dessert in Assisi
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We were walking back to Hotel Berti from the Piazza del Comune and passed several gelaterie on Via San Francesco. Since it was after dark, not all were open but we went into one of the last before the end of the street. We asked the price of a small gelato cone. €3, we were told. We balked at the price and started to leave. The lady said her gelato was top quality and if we wanted to, we could find "porcheria" elsewhere for a cheaper price. We continued on and turned down Piaggia San Pietro, thinking there were no more gelaterie before we reached the hotel. Then we spotted F & M Café. The gelato selection is limited, but I found a flavor I had never seen, Pesca e arancia, peach and orange. It was fabulous with large chunks of fruit mixed in and a generous cone was €2.50, not cheap, but well worth it and within the range of most in Italy. I went back for a fragola, strawberry, the next afternoon just before we caught the bus for Rome. Some of the best gelato I have had in Italy and we have been coming here almost every summer since the early 70's.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The first Saturday of July we arrived in Assisi around 8 a.m. -- before the crowds. We wandered through the Porto S. Francesco and saw the F&M Cafe (Caffe River) just up the way. We began to walk by and the owner caught our eye and invited us in. Although he spoke very limited English and we speak very limited Italian, we were warmly greeted and quickly served cappuccini and a few super fresh and yummy pastries (cannoli, crescents with jam). With quickness and agility he created pretty designs on the cappuccinos -- each different from the others. We perused the gelato case as we were leaving and the owner offered us sampling tastes. We promised to return later and we did around lunchtime. He was delighted to see us again and we enjoyed some really tasty gelati. I would definitely return again!

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We stopped for a quick bite. Not that most restaurants close at 2pm and reopen later so cafes are your only choice then. They do espresso and light foods. A good respite while wandering Assisi. Cheers!!!

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

OK, so other Trip Advisor reviews rated this as the best gelato. I thought I should check it out. Unlike some places in Italy, gelato is not so easily found here in Assisi. And the selection of flavors isn't very big. So you have to walk a lot, look a lot, to find something good. This one is pretty good. Not as great as places in Siena or Venice or Rome, but if you're in Assisi, it is probably the best choice. I've attached a photo of the outside so you can find it. Just down from the Basilica. But still tourist prices.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

One of the best gelatos we've had in Italy. The owner is very nice. Highly recommend stopping here, you won't be disappointed.

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