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Jul 6, 2007 11:15 PM

L'Arte Del Gelato (brief report)

I tried L'Arte Del Gelato (75 7th Ave South). Actually I was on my way to Cones when saw this new place. 2 flavors in a small cup is $3.95, a bargain compared to Grom. This location has been open only 1 week and still smells of paint and tile work. The service was good. And the gelato flavors I tried were quite good. The cherry vanilla gelato was delicious, and the dulce de leche was a real standout. They claim to make the gelato fresh daily, whatever they are doing is fine by me because the product is quite creamy and delicous--and fair priced. I have been a Cones fan for years, but I must admit, the texture at L'Arte beats Cones in creaminess and overall fresh clean taste. Though, Cones has more unusual flavors. I wish L'Arte opened on the UWS instead of Grom, L'Arte is better and cheaper. In sum, I highly recommend L'Arte Del Gelato. I will return--often.

75 9th Ave (15-16 St) or 75 7th Ave S

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  1. How does this compare to Il Labrotorio?

    1. I'm a fan of L'Arte. They've had a stand in Chelsea Market for quite some time, but I haven't been to the new location.

      1. Tried the new one tonight. I had chocolate raspberry and nocciola. The chocolate was amazing, tasted strongly of cocoa and fresh raspberry-- almost reminded me of a truffle in taste. The nocciola was also good, but a little too sweet for me. Overall it was good, though it didn't taste quite like Italy to me.

        1. I'm a lifelong Cones fan but L'Arte is very good (not better). More of a purist's version of gelato but Salvatore hooked my daughter (who was weaned on Cones) with a fresh Bruno Bakery brioche stuffed with the dulce di latte gelato.

          1. I tried the mascapone the other day and it was absolutely delicious!