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“Don't let the fancy name fool you! This is just ice cream.”
Review of L'Arte del Gelato

L'Arte del Gelato
Ranked #77 of 642 Quick Bites in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Neighborhood: Chelsea
Description: The best italian gelato in New York City. Come and stop by our main location at Chelsea Market and try our gelato, sorbetto and varieties of affogato. Flavors: caffe`, cioccolato, fior di fragola, menta cioccolato, mascarpone, nocciola, panna cotta, pistacchio, stracciatella, vaniglia, frutti di bosco, limone, and many other delicious flavors. Summer locations: May to August - Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Guggenheim May to October - High Line
Reviewed December 22, 2018

This ice cream is just ice cream. This is not extra special- it is just ice cream. While we were eating our gelatos our conversation turned to this subject- mostly because I kept thinking as I ate, that I just spent fifteen bucks for two small cups of gelato the size of what most kids get when they are in kindergarten when they give ice cream cups out as treats at school for their friends.These cups really were that size for seven dollars. Whats the difference between this fancy gelato and ice cream? This fancy gelato tastes like rich ice cream. It is displayed beautifully in a brightly lit freezer, the staff member serving it mixes it up and puts it in your cup with something that looks like a palette knife or spatula, you feel like you are getting something extra special because he mixes it as if he has been trained by a special gelato person to do his job just right, finally, it is so costly and comes from a bright pretty cart, and there are many flavors, some that look very different and unexpected. When you buy this gelato you feel like it is REALLY special and so you give your crisp twenty dollars to them and get three back. Next you look for a place to sit and have great trouble finding a spot, as you eat this ice cream. Finally the thought comes to you......Isn't this just ice cream? Could I have purchased a five dollar pint of Ben and Jerrys at the market a block from home? the answer to your question is YES. If you buy ice cream from Ben and Jerrys, let it sit out for thirty minutes, whip it up with your kitchen spatula and scrape it into a Dixie cup you will get the same thing- an ice cream. The question is, do you want to give up your crisp twenty dollar bill for two birthday size cups of ice cream that you give to a kindergartener? The answer for me is NO. I will not ever go there again and will not recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank therese36
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Went here for desert at the Chelsea Market. So good! I recommend the Amarena Variegato (fior Di Latte With Sour Cherries)!!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Extraordinary gelato (this is a review for the Bowery Market location). Great texture, flavor in the pistachio and mascarpone. The great thing is that one tastes rich flavor without the sweetness of refined sugar. Reasonable price, too - "Copetta" of 2 flavors = about $5.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Staff was friendly and helpful with selection. Gelato itself was very good but rather expensive. Everyone says oh well it is New York everything is expensive ok that is fine but not double other big cities.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Visited after our dinner and gelato very good. There was a line but it moved quickly. Service prompt and polite. Good range of flavors. Worth a stop.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lazlo44
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