If you’ve never tried gelato, it’s long past time. The rich, creamy Italian take on ice cream has grown in popularity in the U.S. in recent years. Here are the 10 best places for authentic gelato in Massachusetts.
Making all their gelato from scratch, Caffe Gelato Bertini sells the delicacy by the scoop or as gelato shakes. Those who can’t consume dairy products needn’t feel left out. They sell homemade sorbet, too.
At least a dozen flavors of gelato are made fresh each morning at Morano Gelato. The flavors vary, based upon the season. If you visit after 2 p.m., all the day’s flavors will be ready for serving, and you can sample before you buy.
A small, family-owned business, Dolce Freddo Gelato serves up delicious Italian cold desserts all year long. Their gelato is made fresh daily in small batches. Ask questions when you visit, and you’ll walk away not only with your craving satiated, but as a bit of a gelato aficionado, too.
Goodfellas Gelato uses state of the art gelato making equipment straight from Italy. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients when creating their homemade gelato.
Owned by husband and wife duo Samy and Jules, Dulce D Leche Gelato Café takes inspiration from the Argentinian-style dulce de leche. The café’s website states their gelato is lactose free with no additives. Find flavors like pistachio, dark chocolate, tiramisu, hazelnut, and of course, dulce de leche.
This Boston gelato spot is serving up truly mind-blowing and unique flavors. Founded in 2002, owners and childhood friends Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi value providing quality, consistency, pleasure and flavor, as well as a great atmosphere in their shops. Discover flavors such as organic Sicilian citrus, passion fruit, and salted butter caramel.
This chic spot is not only serving up high-quality gelato, but also excellent espresso and delicious crepes. Mr. Gelato Café is serving up 24 authentic flavors, some of them even gluten-free! If you’re feeling like getting a bite for lunch before digging into a cup of gelato, try one of their delicious paninis.
Not only does this cute Boston spot serve up fresh gelato, but it also offers invigorating espresso. Oh, and it’s a martini bar. What could be better? This café has been in the North End of Boston since 1962, and has been serving the public high-quality fare all throughout.