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chowmimi Mar 23, 2008 11:37 PM

Ever since my husband and I returned from Italy, we've been searching the Bay Area for sorbet as creamy and pure in flavor as the sorbet we had in Rome. I'm happy to report that we've finally found it! The sorbet at Almare, near the downtown Berkeley BART station, is unbelievably delicious. So far, I've tried pear, strawberry, mango, grapefruit and a flavor called Ace, which is a mix of carrot, orange and lemon. All have been clean and true to the flavor of their respective fruits.

I've been too happy eating the sorbet to try the gelato, but my husband says that it is equally delicious.

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  1. rworange RE: chowmimi Mar 24, 2008 02:15 PM

    Thanks for the report. I'll have to get over there. Curious to see if you tried Gelato Firenze and how it compared.

    Also, while I'm not a fan of Naia a few doors over, how do you feel that compares?

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    Almare Gelato Italiano
    2170 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

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    1. re: rworange
      swag RE: rworange Mar 27, 2008 06:12 PM

      After returning from a trip to Torino where I got to eat gelato from places like GROM (Slow Food city) or Silvano, Naia was a huge disappointment. IMO, it just lacked the potency and consistency I would have expected of them.

      1. re: rworange
        PegS RE: rworange Mar 27, 2008 09:28 PM

        Is this where the old Gelato Milano was?

        1. re: PegS
          hhc RE: PegS Mar 27, 2008 09:54 PM

          yes, new owners. My post here:
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/490434

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