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“What a gem!”

Il Gelato di Carlotta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: 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.
Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

After lunch and exploring the main street in Niagara on the Lake, we made it a point to find this number 1 ranked ice cream shop. I'm not a huge ice-cream fan, but my husband and kids are. The staff is very helpful in explaining what each delicacy is and everything looks so tempting that it makes it hard to choose. My husband and daughter went for the dark chocolate which they said was pretty amazing. Like I said, I'm not a huge ice-cream fan so I went for the white chocolate mini cone. Wow! Simply amazing!

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fantastic gelato. We had the opportunity to do a class on gelato when we were in Florence. This was every bit as good. We always search out organic foods whenever possible so that was a super added plus. Service was great too. The owner is so very friendly and nice. We went here three times in less than 48 hours because it was that good.

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

After tasting a few different Gelatos, we had to pass on ordering anything. There was such a strong sweetener flavour, which often happens when you use cane sugar or honey. It was overwhelming which masked any actual flavour of the gelato. Italy and Paris has extraordinary gelato and I was hoping this place would at least be in the running. Everything looks clean and delicious but we didn't find the taste worth purchasing anything.

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Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a memorable experience, with the staff (presumably family) definitely giving it lots of family love and feeling. We got into the town late in the day, when most of the other shops were already closed, but here we were welcomed with warmth and sugary delights.

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Thank EnigmaticSoul
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

Needed a little late night snack after the theatre and luckily they were still open! The server scraped the bottom of the tub of cherry for me and then added a spoonful of dark chocolate. Not much more to say except worth every calorie!

Thank letsgoMissy56
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