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“It's cold, sweet gelato. Fruity or creamy, they make it there.”
Review of Alotta Gelato - CLOSED

Alotta Gelato
Price range: $1 - $4
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Good for: Families with children
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!
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I wish I'd remember about this place more often... but then again, maybe not. They've always been open for me when it's occurred to me to stop by which is more than I can say for many other Silver City businesses. Service has always been very friendly and you can sample before you buy, as it should be with this kind of product. Need something sweet and cold and don't want to be treated poorly by the teenie-boppers at Dairy Queen? This is the place. Parking in the somewhat vibrant downtown kinda sucks sometimes but it might be worth it, depending on how bad your sweet tooth is. The pints+ could be a little better price but I'm not so sure that would be a good thing. I really like all the flavors I've tried but I'm partial to the pistachio. Mmm... pistachio gelato...

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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Thanks for reviewing us!

A word of explanation about the price of our pints: the cost of a pint ($8.49) is actually pretty fair, when you consider that the cost of two large cups of gelato ($4.75 x 2=$9.50) is $1.01 more than a pint...and contains 2oz. less.

Here's a tip about parking: the lot behind Cafe Un Mundo, the one where the Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings, is very close by and always has space available.

Thanks again!

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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.

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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

A person of few words...and all of them complimentary. Thanks!

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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!

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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Thank you, ma'am!

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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 reviewResponded 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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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.

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MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 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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