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“Best Gelato anywhere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Gelato di Carlotta

Il Gelato di Carlotta
59 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Formerly Il Gelato Di Carlotta)
+1 905-468-8999
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Cuisines: Italian, Ice Cream
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Dining options: Dessert, Late Night
Description: A bar cafe type latteria that promises you gelato the way it was meant to be! We offer everything from gelato and sorbetto and specialty coffees such as cappuccino and espresso, to gelato cakes and gelato biscotto sandwiches, mini-cones and gelato on a stick. We use an an organic base imported from Italy and add to it reverse osmosis water, organic cream and milk, grape sugar (NOT white sugar), organic off-white raw cane sugar, locally grown fruits and more. We believe our product is more than 80% organic. Our suppliers in Italy use diverse fruits such as Alfonso Mangoes from Bombay, soft-flesh coconuts from Sri Lanka, to pistachios from Bronte, Sicily, and hazelnuts from Piemonte, Italy. Yes, we also offer gluten free cones and our sorbettos are dairy free.In the summer, we use Niagara grown peaces, apricots, plums, strawberry, etc. We also use other fresh fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemon, pineapple, avocado, watermelon, etc. For our sorbettos.
Toronto, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best Gelato anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is the best gelato that we have had anywhere....including our numerous trips to Italy! Carlotta and Kash use only the freshest, natural ingredients and make this Italian frozen treat in the true Italian way. Do not be mislead, gelato is not ice cream. It is made with milk not cream and since it has much less cold fat, the flavours are much more intense. My only regret is that we do not live close enough to enjoy this sublime and delicious treat more often. A truly wonderful taste experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“De-lish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Wonderful gelato treats. Be certain to make a stop here. We had a chocolate orange gelato milkshake (who knew?) and it was absolutely fantastic.

Visited June 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“International Quality Gelato”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A wonderful tasty treat, just outside the Shaw theatre. Genuine, creative tastes, and a must go to for something above the general ice cream parlours. Ciao

Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Best gelato in Niagara-on-the-Lake -- or maybe anywhere in Canada!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Wandered into this 'gelatiere' on the Main drag. Thought it was the same place I'd been last summer. They are very close to each other, but Il Gelato di Carlotta wins the contest hands down. The staff is delightful, Stephanie, in particular who came over to my sister and I as we were sitting on some comfy chairs in the shop, scarfing down the gelato to ask how we were enjoying it. When we told her how much we loved it, she explained that it is made with the best organic ingredients and pure cane sugar. We both chose the same two flavours -- dark chocolate and pistachio. We chose the smallest cup and paid ~$4.75, well price by Toronto standards. The dark chocolate was outstanding, and the pistachio was excellent as well...rating only slightly lower in my estimation because the chocolate was so great. There are many unique gelato treats: mini cones and pastries that I'll have to work my way through on subsequent trips to NOTL. THis is a must on anyone's trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Superb Gelato Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

What a delight!! Spent a wonderful afternoon enjoying the best of theatre at the Shaw Festival followed by an equally outstanding taste experience at Carlotta's Gelato. A must on your visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake!! Superb gelato in addition to creative and innovative prepared gelato fruit desserts. A feast for both the eyes and the palate. Excellent espresso as well!
Delightful staff make the entire experience a real treat!!

Visited June 2014
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