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“Superb gelato, excellent coffee”

Il Gelato di Carlotta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout
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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Superb gelato, excellent coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had 'small' chocolate and orange and lemon gelato cones. Both were delicious. We also tasted a number of other gelati, all of them superb. The staff are a delight, so friendly and welcoming, and the seating is lovely, with a roaring fire when we visited.

We returned the next day for top quality espresso.

The gelateria is proud of their natural ingredients and it shows. The best gelato I've tasted - sorry Rome!

  • Visited November 2013
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“Fantastic find for coffee and gelato”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

It's not a restaurant but if you are in Niagara on the lake and need a coffee and a snack this is a must go place. The staff were really helpful taking time to explain their products and philosophy. The presentation of the Gelato was excellent and the flavours intense. If you live locally and want to impress at a dinner party take a cool box with you and buy one of their bigger creations

  • Visited October 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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“The total experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

When you take a weekend break, you want every minute to count and a visit to Il Gelato di Carlotta is well worth the time! When we arrived, we were greeted with big smiles by the owner and staff and pressed to try as many samples as we liked. Every one of them was delicious (caramel nut, hazelnut, dark chocolate, pear, etc.), making it hard to decide. The owner was happy to tell us about how the store came to be (interior and equipment shipped from Italy, master gelato maker also from Italy) and about the concepts for some of the flavours. When we finally decided, we were able to sit on comfy chairs at the window and watch the world go by, while other people chose to sit by the fireplace as it was a cool day. A great place to stop for dessert after having your main meal at another restaurant (we did this so we could walk off at least a few calories!) and they stay open late in the evening so you can get coffee or a treat after the theatre. We'll be back!

Visited October 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best gelato around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Great place to go for a snack or for an after meal treat. You can sample the different flavors. The sliders are wonderful. The brioche is from a local bakery and the gelato is made with all fresh and natural products. The coffee is from one of the oldest coffee producers in Italy. Very authentic and worth the visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Gelato was ok but it didn't compare to most of my Italian tastings.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Let's face it, for me, eating Gelato is a big part of touring Italy. I often eat it several times a day. I enjoyed my frozen treat from Il Gelato di Carlotta, but maybe my opinion of it was skewed because I wasn't in Italy.

  • Visited August 2013
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