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Jul 23, 2010 06:42 PM

Today's Visit [Il Pavone, Asbury Park]

My husband and I visited this establishment this afternoon and all I can say is that we were very disappointed. The gelato did not taste fresh, it was not creamy and it was expensive. We don't mind paying for a smaller size if the quality is good. We had the small cup which is about the "kiddie" size that my 4 year old grandson would eat. The price was 8.99 for two cups. The portion wasn't even a real "scoop". There were no other customers. You'd think they'd try to keep those that do visit their store. We won't go back.

Il Pavone Gelateria and Cafe
531 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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  1. vtt7......Sorry to hear about your bad experience..for $1.00 each McDonalds vanilla cones are the best bang for the buck IMO!

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    1. re: Tapas52

      You're right, Tapas52. We've stopped at McDonalds many times after having a light dinner someplace else. That little vanilla cone "hit the spot"...

    2. Everything's expensive in AP; blame the landlords who charge exorbitant rates to lease space; a proprietor sets costs to make his nut and hopefully bring a little home themselves..

      That being said, there's no reason that they can't provide you with a nice scoop and then some for the price they're charging. Was summer help serving you?

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      1. re: JustJake

        A young woman was serving us but I believe the owner was sitting right there watching her...

      2. I was surprised to hear this. I just got the recent issue of Monmouth Health and Life with the Best of's and this place was mentioned several times. has anyone else that has been there care to elaborate/

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        1. re: foodislove1958

          If that publication is anything like many others, their 'Best Of" lists are fairly useless--and often tied to advertisers.
          Fwiw I haven't been, but I've heard from friends who spend a lot of time in AP that the gelato at this place was awful AND expensive.

          1. re: foodislove1958

            I tried the place last summer and while I agree with vtt7 that it was a bit overpriced, I found the gelato to be pretty good. Not anything close to Capogiro but decent nonetheless.

          2. Opps forgot one other thing..don't write off Wendy's Frosties either!

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