Mario Gelateria is a Japanese ice cream shop chain specialized in producing authentic Italian gelato freshly made daily from only the finest ingredients. With participation from their gelato maestro, their salt sommelier, regular staff members and sometimes even customers who make suggestions, Mario Gelateria makes over 100 original gelato flavors every year, which they sell in their four shops in the Tokyo area as well as online.

This November, Mario Gelateria is sending out a love letter to cinnamon, a favorite fall spice. Cinnamon-lovers who visit their Mario Gelateria or Premium Mario Gelateria shops will be rewarded with four new original flavors.

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The two flavors available at Mario Gelateria shops are "baked apple fragrant with cinnamon" (「シナモン香る焼きリンゴ」shinamon kaoru yaki-ringo) and "cinnamon caramel nut with Persian rock salt" (「ペルシャ岩塩のシナモンキャラメルナッツ」perusha gan'en no shinamon kyarameru nattsu).

"Baked apple fragrant with cinnamon":
Mario Gelateria took a whole apple, topped it with cultured butter and cinnamon and baked it in the oven, then blended it into a gelato. The spicy fragrance of cinnamon, the rich fragrance and taste of cultured butter, and the added sweetness obtained by baking the apple all combine to create a deep flavor which is perfect for the season. Thickly cut pieces of baked apple are set inside a creamy cinnamon gelato for your enjoyment.

"Cinnamon caramel nut with Persian rock salt":
The sweet fragrance of cinnamon and caramel are a perfect combination. Mario Gelateria pours a cinnamon caramel sauce over a gelato base rich with the flavor of eggs, and adds a dash of saltiness with the crisp taste of Persian rock salt, and tops it off with caramelized almonds and walnuts. The fragrance of cinnamon, the bitter-sweetness of caramel and the flavor of nuts and salt combine in this delicious gelato which will have you coming back for seconds.

  • Small (S): 430 JPY
  • Medium (M): 730 JPY
  • Large (L): 1,240 JPY

Premium Mario Gelateria

The two flavors available at Premium Mario Gelateria are "cinnamon pear compote" (「シナモン洋梨コンポート」 shinamon yōnashi compōto) and "cherry tart fragrant with cinnamon" (「シナモン香るチェリータルト」 shinamon kaoru cherī taruto).

"Cinnamon pear compote":
A compote made by soaking ripe pears in white wine with a cinnamon stick is a sweet and fragrant dessert. Mario Gelateria uses this deliciously cinnamony compote to make a sauce which they then blend with a rich Madagascar vanilla gelato for a premium cinnamon gelato flavor.

"Cherry tart fragrant with cinnamon":
This creamy gelato marries black cherries soaked in sweet syrup with cinnamon, and features a fragrant crumble cake made with cultured butter and eggs. The wonderful aromas bring out the sweet flavors in this cinnamon-rich gelato.

  • Very Small (SS): 350 JPY (only at Tachikawa take-out window)
  • Small (S): 430 JPY
  • Medium (M): 590 JPY
  • Large (L): 1,290 JPY
  • Very Large (LL): 2,100 JPY (only at Shinjuku for take-out)

Cinnamon Trio

You can try each flavor individually or, instead, opt for their shinamon-mori シナモン盛り, a cup combining small scoops of two cinnamon gelato flavors and a third scoop of another flavor which complements the other two. These cinnamon trio cups are available at both the Mario Gelateria and Premium Mario Gelateria shops.

Mario Gelateria: 530 JPY

Premium Mario Gelateria: 550 JPY

Shop Information

  • Mario Gelateria Ginza
  • Address (JP): 〒104-0061 OPPEN GINZA BLDG.1F 東京都中央区銀座1-13-10
  • Address (EN): 1F Oppen Ginza Bldg. 1-13-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
  • Hours: 12:00 to 17:00, closed Sundays and holidays

  • Mario Gelateria Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs
  • Address (JP): 〒150-8509 東京都渋谷区渋谷2-21-1 渋谷ヒカリエ ShinQs B2F
  • Address (EN): B2F ShinQs Shibuya Hikarie 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8509
  • Hours: 10:00 to 21:00

  • Premium Mario Gelateria Shinjuku Isetan
  • Address (JP): 〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿3-14-1 伊勢丹新宿店 B1F
  • Address (EN): B1F Isetan Shinjuku 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
  • Hours: 10:00 to 20:00

  • Premium Mario Gelateria Tachikawa Isetan
  • Address (JP): 〒190-0012 東京都立川市曙町2-5-1 伊勢丹立川店 B1F
  • Address (EN): B1F Isetan Tachikawa 2-5-1 Akebonocho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo 190-0012
  • Hours: 10:00 to 19:30

These cinnamony gelato flavors are only available while supplies last. For more information about Mario Gelateria, please visit their website here.

By - Ben K.