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Displayed in swirly peaks that soar above the rims of its containers to proclaim, I was made on the premises by a true-born Italian, Almare Gelato Italiano reflects Alberto Malvestio’s youth along the gelato-happy seashores of Capri, Sorrento, and the Cinque Terre — and in his uncle’s gelato shop, where he learned to compose sweet cloud-soft wonders before opening this place. Every day, six hours before opening, Malvestio begins work in his laboratorio behind the shop, squeezing fresh lemons, cracking coconuts, peeling mangoes, scooping out melon pulp, pouring Sicilian pistachios and Piedmontese hazelnuts and Swiss cocoa into his Carpigiani machines with fresh milk — or water if he’s making sorbetti — to create eighteen flavors. Some are Italian classics; others are his own. Even the plainest flavors are complex, racing across the consciousness in flashes, rivulets, and waves, like love.

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 1 p.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 1 p.m.-midnight; Sun. 1 p.m.-11 p.m.


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Price: $

Payment Type: cash

ParkingChoice: Street

ReservationsChoice: Not Accepted

Attire: casual

Entertainment: none


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