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“Homemade delights” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alotta Gelato - CLOSED

Alotta Gelato
Price range: $1 - $4
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: New Mexico's oldest gelato shop, serving home made gelato (Italian ice cream) and fresh-baked desserts. Featured in Fodor's, Frommer's, Moon Guides, and Travel section of the NY Times! Located in Silver City's historic Arts & Cultural District, Alotta Gelato is open 7 days a week from Noon to 9:00 PM (Sun-Thu), or Noon to 10:00 PM (Fri-Sat). Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, and we can pack your purchase 'to go.' Ask about our dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free flavors. Find us on Facebook!
New Mexico
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Homemade delights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Lots of flavors make decisions difficult, but you can always go back for more. This is a very friendly, good-natured, bright and spacious place to get away from the summer heat for a few minutes. Their music selections were not the New Mexico norm as we sat and listed to international Argentine tangos. Great experience.

Visited August 2012
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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thanks, folks!

The Argentine tangos are but one of dozens of CDs from the Putumayo World Music label. I have been collecting their releases for about 20 years now, and each is better than the next! We like the Putumayo stuff so much that we sell it in the store. Come back soon and we'll play something else for you that you're sure to enjoy!
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Silver City, New Mexico
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Not 'Regular' Ice Cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Silver City doesn't have much in the way of ice cream stands. But Allota Gelato is a great alternative! Friendly counter staff offer taste selections of their many varieties. I always take out-of-town company there to enjoy this unique desert. As for me, if it's not chocolate, it's not desert... and their chocolate gelato is EXCELLENT!

Visited November 2012
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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thanks for the kudos, and thanks for bringing other folks to us!

Your review title mentions 'regular' ice cream. It's interesting to see how people react to our product before trying it (or how they react to anything unfamiliar to them). Some have even said: "Don't you have any 'NORMAL' ice cream?" I guess that depends on your definition of 'normal'-- the Italians were making this stuff well before this continent was colonized, so if anybody should have the right to call their stuff 'normal' it should be them. Fortunately, once the skeptics have a sample or two, they change their tune pretty fast!

Thanks again!
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“The Ice cream is awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

I love the ice cream there its super good and so are the brownies. I would definatly recommend it to people who are in silver

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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
I'm glad you liked our gelato! The brownies (and most of our other baked goods) are made for us locally by Barb Fila, who bakes at the Buckhorn Saloon; I'll let her know that you're a fan!
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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Mitch does a wonderful job! Great flavours, many varieties, a couple of non-sugar. We often go there after dinner at home and top the meal with the great tastes of this gelato!

Visited November 2012
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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thanks for making us your dessert destination!
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North Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
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“fun and yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great art display, fantastic selection of gelato. The Conglomerate is for the Heath Bar/caramel lovers in the crowd. Yum.

Visited November 2012
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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed our gelato. We used to live in Baltimore (and later in Fairfax), so we were practically neighbors! Be careful: Silver City (and our gelato) tends to make people come back...and eventually move here-- you've been warned!
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