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“You scream, I'scream, we all scream...for GELATO!”

Gelateria Deelite Italian Gelato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $9
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: We are the first Italian Gelato Shop in The Caribbean of Costa Rica for five years running. We have brought our traditional gelato recipes direct from Italy. We offer a large selection of delicious flavors( up to 20) made in house daily. In addition to the tropical and traditional flavors we also have non-dairy and vegan options. If you dont feel like a cold treat, try an espresso or cappuccino. We have created a chilled out Caribbean vibe! You will feel cool and relaxed listening to our selection of reggae music while sitting outside under a thatched roof with ocean view! We are located in the town center just across the bus stop. We look forward to seeing you here! PURA VIDA!
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have been thinking about this place since I first tried it about a week ago. Actually got online to find out if it is open on Sundays and found the place on tripadvisor...way down on the bottom of the list. I can only imagine that is because not many people review gelato/ice cream places but be assured there is no better spot on one of those hot and/or hot and muggy afternoons. The lovely outside patio is cool and the inside store even cooler. The gelato is rich and delicious. At first I was going to try to cover all the flavors during my one month stay but...the flavors vary. Be sure to say Grazie to this Italian owner...to thank him for this great contribution to the food scene here in Puerto Viejo. The place is not too off the beaten track. It is on the corner where the bus to/from San Jose/Limon stops. Plenty of "traffic"...a favorite.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Deelite is off the beaten path in Puerto Viejo, but boy were we glad we found it. As soon as we walked in, the owner was friendly as could be. He could tell that I was intrigued by all the flavors I had never heard of and was eager to give us samples, pull out his book to show us more about the fruit and pull open the fridge to show us the fruit it came from. I ended up getting a scoop of hazelnut and chocolate, and was definitely impressed.
Both of us had to stop and think for a minute. We're eating authentic gelato from a storefront that has every right being on a busy corner in New York City (or Rome, I'd suspect), but here we are in rocking chairs in Puerto Viejo, CR. Truly bizarre, but in the best way possible.
I'm surprised I'm only the second to review Deelite, and certainly hope they get some added exposure, because they absolutely deserve it.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We had the pleasure of meeting the owner- he loves gelato and it shows. Authentic, flavorful, classic and delicious! Look for the vespa scooter out front. Who doesnt aporeciate gelato in a sweltering tropical town?!

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