Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight
N, R, W at 8th St.-NYU; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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First came leaves traced in the foam atop our macchiatos; now flower petals are bursting forth from our ice-cream cones. That’s the signature style at Amorino, a gelato juggernaut from Italy. Aside from looking pretty, ice cream sculpted into the shape of chrysanthemums has a practical side: Incredibly, the technique allows customers to try up to 22 flavors in a single shot, although that would be kind of crazy. “Ideally you don’t want to order more than four or five,” says a rep for the shop. “Otherwise you will not be able to taste the flavors.”