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Jun 20, 2007 11:51 AM

After Italy:Search for Gelato in Atlanta

One of the most memorable things I ate over and over again while in Sorrento and Rome was gelato. But now that we're back home in the Atlanta area where do I go for my gelato fix? Nobody's ice cream even comes close! I've even thought of attempting to make some myself-yikes! Any ideas?

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  1. Paolo's Gelato 1025 Virginia Avenue, yummy.

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    1. re: Katj

      Ditto on Paolo's. Nice weekend scene.

    2. Alas, some things are simply better in Italy. Paolo's is decent, but you may want to wait a while to let those Rome gelato memories fade a bit before heading over.

      I'd love to hear other suggestions as well, but so far, I haven't found anything that compares to something Giolitti in Rome.

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      1. re: biskuit

        Agreed. I've just come back from an international trip and found myself wondering why just about EVERYTHING is so much better! Less preservatives, less artificial junk, etc, not sure, but from ice cream to yogurt to produce to baked goods.....
        I've sworn off trying to replicate anything for awhile.

      2. Whole Foods on Ponce has a gelato stand.

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        1. re: rcburli

          the Whole Foods in Duluth also has in-house made gelato.

        2. There is a very Italian Gelato place in Smyrna on the square. I know what you mean about Gelato. I ate my body weight in gelato while in Florence.

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          1. re: chickstein

            Yes - we used to go to this place after lunch when I worked there! Awesome real Italien gelato, but I can't remember the name. They had wierd hours too, so we stopped going because they were never open. But the hazelnut was awesome!

          2. Thanks guys for the advice-we'll give Paolo's a try...if I can find a darn parking spot!