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“Slight edge over Frost” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Allegro il Gelato Naturale

Allegro il Gelato Naturale
446 N. Campbell Ave, Suite 120, Tucson, AZ 85719
+1 520-207-1991
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Ranked #4 of 1,727 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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North Reading, MA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Slight edge over Frost”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I had the fortune of being in Tucson for a week and having a gelato every night (don't have this at home!). I alternated between Frost and Allegro, and both are fantastic. However, I want to give Allegro the slight edge because 1) the biscotti biscuit is better, 2) they will mix two flavors in a small size, and 3) they are slightly less expensive.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“The. Best. Pistachio. Gelato.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were intrigued by the look of the place - with the fancy rotating display of the gelatos. We tried a few flavours and don't remember disliking any of them. My wife loved her chocolate gelato, but I'd highly recommend the pistachio gelato.

I'll be going back here if/when I'm in Tucson again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Windsor, CT USA
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Tasting glory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The generous sampling allowance is a sweet welcome, especially as myriad choices are all beckoning for a taste. I settled on three this time: cinnamon, grasping the spice with power, kiwi, because who can peel or scoop so many kiwi as quickly as one enjoys this gelato made from the fruit itself and a splatter of spicy chocolate sorbet, the sorbet flavor of the day with a hint of zing wrapped in deep dark chocolate. Be sure to keep your sampling spoons since you will want to share and try those your friends have chosen! I am not a frozen dessert fan, yet I will return for Allegro il Gelato because of its true fruit natural ingredients, smooth creamy texture without overshadowing sugars, and lightness. Make it one of your Tucsonian delights.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 restaurant reviews
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“If in Tucson, you MUST have Ivan's gelato! Period.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Ivan is a true Italian and graduated from a gelato school in Italy and crafts some of the best stuff to hit your taste buds ever. He uses only natural, fresh, and high quality ingredients. There are so many flavors that are my "favorites." Some of which are strawberry (which tastes just like fresh strawberries from Central Valley in CA, if you have ever had THAT great taste experience), salted caramel, pistachio, lavendar, chocolate, etc. etc.

The place is small and they have these really cool refrigeration units that rotate and display the gelato. There are also tables outside and since the weather in Tucson year-round is pretty good, that's also a nice place to enjoy your gelato.

Simply, you absolutely MUST try this "Best of Tucson" if you come here!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Pleasantly surprised! Not too sweet as some gelato can be, just simple perfection. Lots of flavors to choose from. I'll be back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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