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4 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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!
Dundas, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Yum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Give this one a try. Locally owned, hand made gelato or italian style ice cream. Many tasty fruit flavours. Large servings in the regular cup. Good price.

Visited March 2013
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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
A person of few words...and all of them complimentary. Thanks!
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New Mexico
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“A taste of Italy in Silver City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Owners Mitch and Star have created a wee bit of Italy in Silver City. All their gelatos are made right on site and flavors vary according to the season. My fave is Gila Conglomerate, named for the local wilderness but they have all the familiar flavors as well. Additionally, they are open every day - and night - and are happy to let you sample before you buy!

Visited January 2013
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Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you, ma'am!
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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Thin mint gelato”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Very good gelato for USA. Recommend the Girl Scout Thin Mint gelato! Friendly quick service from a proprietor who knows his business

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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thanks so much for your review! I'm glad that you had a chance to try Girl Scout Mint Cookie Crunch. Every year, on the first day they go on sale, we buy a case of Thin Mints from a local Girl Scout troop; we crush them up and add them to our mint chocolate gelato, and we'll keep it up until we run out of cookies!
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San Diego, California
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“Fun and Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Wow! This is great stuff. We had the chocolate. Way better than ice cream. You know how ice cream sometimes seems to coat your mouth with wax? None of that with Gelato. Just pure cold goodness with lots of flavor. And to think they make it all right here. Reasonalbly priced, we thiink.

The place is fun, too. If it's not too busy you can chat with the owner. He's a very interesting guy as you can tell from reading his website for Allota Gelato. And look at the photos and posters in and outside the shop. We like the one about how to create community.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Art-Roxanne
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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Thanks, guys-- glad you liked us! BTW: the "How to Build Community" poster is available at www.northernsun.com. Come back soon!
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Silver City, New Mexico
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“Where else??”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Where else can one find homemade gelato but in the town of Silver City, New Mexico? As a local, we try to frequent Alotta Gelato often. It is family friendly with lots of seating, open spaces, and friendly folks. Their many flavors offer many choices. The owners even make sure there are lactose and sugar free offerings. Where else can you enjoy a tasting before your order?

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank blakemore72236
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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
<speaks in Elvis voice>Thank yuh! Thank yuh ver' much!
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