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Jul 23, 2007 12:06 PM


Has anybody tried the new gelato place on Mt. Pleasant. It is THE BEST!!!
I tasted it a party a few weekends ago and loved it then this past weekend I served it a party for 12...everyone was raving about it. We had the lemon which was fab, pistachio and then a mixed wild berry. DIVINE. The owner is direct from Italy and has 3 shops in Rome. Very nice guy and really helpful. Because it was for 12, I wasn't sure how much to get. I was going to purchase 3 large tubs but he was certain 3 medium tubs would be more than enough and he was right. Much better than Hollywood's.

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  1. I agree, Il gelatiere is awesome. His fruit flavours are heavenly. I've tried lemon, pineapple, watermelon, and cantaloupe. All are delicious. The watermelon is very subtle and had a few chunks in it. Really good.

    1. Agree. This is the very best gelato I have ever had outside of Italy! Saturday the line up went out the door and down Hillsdale. But it moved fast and was so worth it!

      1. Il Gelatiere has no competition right now, clearly superior to hollywood/la paloma/solferino/soma, etc.

        Their pistachio is out of this world, a depth of flavour that can't be found anywhere else in Toronto. High marks for their banana, kiwi, and pineapple also. The only so so flavour I've had so far has been papaya, although it might have more to do w/ the quality of the raw ingredient than anything. Great papayas aren't exactly abundant here.

        I've been 3 times in the last month and plan on squeezing more trips in before the summer is over.

          1. re: callitasicit

            On Mt. Pleasant, just south of Eglinton, east corner of Hillsdale I think. I don't think they are open Mondays.

            1. re: millygirl

              Does anyone know their other hours of operations?

              1. re: alleycat81

                on the slower days, I think mon-thurs, they open till 10:30.

                on the weekends I think it's a bit later, maybe 12 or 1. Don't quote me on that though.

          2. Agree, transports you right back to Italy. Hands down the best in town.