Amorino European Gelato Shop Heads to Newbury Street

The Paris-based chain makes its New England debut in March.

amorino gelato

Photo by Cryil Abad

Amorino, the acclaimed European gelato and coffee chain, will make its New England debut next week at 249 Newbury Street. Launched in 2002 in Paris by friends Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, the chain’s many European locations are known to draw big lines for its expansive menu of Italian coffees, pastries, chocolates, and especially, the gourmet gelato, served in Amorino’s signature flower-shaped scoop.

Amorino recently made its stateside debut, opening two locations in New York, and has done extremely well with its selection of gelato utilizing organic, all-natural ingredients like Ecuadorian chocolate, Sicilian DOC pistachios, and vanilla sourced from Madagascar.

Bringing the chain to Boston is owner Léa Sasportes, who left her career in biotechnology to join the Amorino team. After managing three stores in Paris, Léa made the decision to develop the concept abroad. Boston will be the first of her many owned and operated franchises around the country.

The Newbury shop will feature 23 gelato varieties plus one specialty flavor of the month. Guests can enjoy organic gelato by the cup or cone, as well as frappes, foccacina (soft brioche), macarons, waffles, or crepes. Amorino also offers a selection of teas, fresh pastries, breakfast items, and, in the warmer months, granitas. The debut location will have seating for 19 in a warm, comfortable seating area.

Amorino will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., with later hours on Friday and Saturday evening.

Amorino gelato

Photo by Cryil Abad

249 Newbury St., Boston; 617-585-3185 or