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May 26, 2009 08:33 PM

Gelato in Boston area?

My mother in law is coming to town and was recently talking about how much she was longing for some "real" gelato. We will be celebrating her recent birthday and this would be a great birthday treat....Has anyone found anything authentic in our area? Unfortunately a trip to Italy is not practical at the present moment. Thanks!

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  1. Just head over to the North End.

    1. Or take a trip to NYC for the real stuff:


      1. There's a fairly new, well-reviewed gelateria in downtown Needham, called Spasso. I haven't been yet, but they claim to have learned their trade in Italy.


        1. Also, as an aside, it's not driving to Italy, but if you feel like taking a road trip that's not all the way to NYC, the best gelati that I've had in the US (and I've tried a lot) is in Brunswick, ME, at Gelato Fiasco. It's an easy and scenic 2 hour drive from Boston.

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