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best authentic gelato

amitu May 12, 2010 12:56 PM

Where's the best gelato in the Chicago area?

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    the brat RE: amitu May 12, 2010 02:22 PM

    Cafe Gelato on Division between Damen and Western. Hands down the BEST.

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      ferret RE: the brat May 12, 2010 02:41 PM

      I haven't been to every gelato spot in town but I do love this place.

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        chicgail RE: the brat May 12, 2010 02:57 PM

        It's good gelato. Well worth a visit.

        Close to the real thing in Italy, but ultimately not quite there and I'm not sure why. That being said, it's the best gelato I know of in Chicago. Anyone got a better option?

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          kemmek RE: chicgail May 12, 2010 08:29 PM

          I've never been to Caffe Gelato, but I like Paciugo gelato in Lakeview. I also like Black Dog Gelato, which is served at some restaurants (Uncommon Ground, Goose Island) and is sold by the pint at Provenance Food & Wine. I don't remember where I read this, but I think they're opening a shop in Ukrainian Village soon.

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