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Tuesday, July 31

L'Arte Del Gelato

Watch your back, Grom.

Although L'Arte Del Gelato isn't new—they've been dispensing delicious desserts near the back of Chelsea Market for three years now—a few weeks ago they opened a more readily accessible place in the heart of the West Village. It's a small, efficiently-run parlor which, given the general amazingness of this stuff, should instantly become the go-to spot for downtown sweet-treat seekers.

I've already been a couple of times, and, with the help of Bo and Co, have tried at least a dozen different varieties, including Chocolate and Pear, Dulce de Leche, Raspberry, Mint Chocolate, Lemon, Dark Chocolate, Coconut, Tiramisu (which tasted unbelievably like egg nog, which I love), Strachiatelli, Panna Cotta, Cappuccino... and each one was a total winner. The texture is rich and creamy, without a hint of greasiness. The flavors are deep and fresh and explosive and complex. This is, without question, a destination ice cream parlor.

L'Arte Del Gelato is located on the corner of Seventh Avenue South and Bleecker Street. A two-flavor small cup (which, as you can see from above, is not small at all) costs about $4.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Pinkeagle said...

Yum, I love gelato! This post makes me hungry.

10:24 PM, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger John said...

The sheer fact that they give you a heaping amount for 4 bucks definitely gives it a leg up over the overpriced and pretentious Grom.

9:33 AM, August 01, 2007

 
Blogger Robyn said...

I love L'Arte del Gelato! Thanks for the heads up about the new space.

1:12 PM, August 01, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, an Italian food place that actually sells Italian food! Maybe this'll spell the end of all those faux-italiano no-speaka-la-lingua tourist trap places in Little 'Italy'.

3:43 PM, September 15, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

l'arte del gelato has the nicest gelato in NYC. the owners are so nice and friendly. i love this place.

2:52 PM, June 13, 2008

 
Blogger Marina said...

That´s great!!! That´s means i´m going to taste an ice cream like Argentina´s ice creams!!!! I can´t even seen the moment that i´ll taste it

10:12 AM, October 02, 2008

 
Blogger vozzek69 said...

Ummm... what is that? Gelato for 8? Because they gave you a hell of a lot of it!

That's NY I guess. Bigger is always better.
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10:15 AM, April 02, 2011

 

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