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“Dark chocolate gelato--yum!”

Il Gelato di Carlotta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: A bar cafe type latteria that promises you gelato the way it was meant to be! We offer everything from gelato and sorbetto and specialty coffees such as cappuccino and espresso, to gelato cakes and gelato biscotto sandwiches, mini-cones and gelato on a stick. We use an an organic base imported from Italy and add to it reverse osmosis water, organic cream and milk, grape sugar (NOT white sugar), organic off-white raw cane sugar, locally grown fruits and more. We believe our product is more than 80% organic. Our suppliers in Italy use diverse fruits such as Alfonso Mangoes from Bombay, soft-flesh coconuts from Sri Lanka, to pistachios from Bronte, Sicily, and hazelnuts from Piemonte, Italy. Yes, we also offer gluten free cones and our sorbettos are dairy free.In the summer, we use Niagara grown peaces, apricots, plums, strawberry, etc. We also use other fresh fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemon, pineapple, avocado, watermelon, etc. For our sorbettos.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stopped in on a Saturday night, and were glad to see they were open late (it was just after 11). The dark chocolate gelato was delicious! They also had fresh fruits filled with sorbetto. We didn't try those, but they looked beautiful.

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Thank CindyJV
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Gelato is our tasting guilty pleasure and have tasted all over the world. Carlottas is at the top. Her chef is from Venice. They pasturize their own milk. All natural fresh ingrediants, grape sugar, dark chocolate soo rich pistacio a pure nut taste, very creamy. This place is a foodies delight. We tried all in Niagara On Tbe Lake and this was tbe best for a gourmet taste.

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Thank Snowmisty
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

It was late - post theatre and we were looking for something sweet to cap off the evening. If you have been to Niagara On The Lake everything closes up pretty early. We were really fortunate that Il Gelato di Carlotta was open for the late night theatre crowd.

There seem to be an abundance of ice cream and a few gelato choices in Niagara On The Lake. It is nice though to find gelato that is true to its Italian heritage and using all natural ingredients without white sugar. Could it possibly be HEALTHY? Il Gelato di Carlotta ONLY sells gelato and in a variety of flavours. When we were there there were at least 15 choices - I had chocolate strawberry and my husband had pistachio. The gelato was firm and smooth with a light creamy texture. The flavours were rich and it was obvious that there was no colouring added. The cone was well made and did not fall apart.

There is a choice of cups or cones - waffle and sugar - and then some speciality items such as gelato lollipops, popsicles and speciality desserts.

There was quite a crowd lined up out the door and this is definitely a family business and three of the family members were serving and doing the checkout. Service went reasonably quickly given the crowd. IF you do not want to wait or want a special treat at the theatre I noticed that Il Gelato di Carlotta has a gelato cart in the lobby of the Festival Theatre.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The price was high for what we got. Did not have many flavors when we were there. Found better offerings down the street.

Thank Joanna Y
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Zuhair K, Owner at Il Gelato di Carlotta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Our apologies to Joanna Y for not having as many flavours as she would have liked to choose from. Unfortunately, our Italian designed and built old fashioned pozzetti counter can only accommodate 20 flavours and so that is all we could offer when she visited our gelateria on Canada Day July 1. And we do have to keep them covered because the bulk of our ingredients are organic -- the base that we get from Italy is organic, the cream we use is organic, the water is Reverse Osmosis and we don't use white sugar, we use sugar derived from grapes. For other sugars, we use a certified organic raw sugar. Regards the price point, we will review the pricing structure as per her complaint. The pricing currently is at $3.99, $4.99 and $5.99 before tax, for small, medium and large, respectively, for cones and cups, which a lot of people tell us is low for a gelato that is largely organic. But we are sad that she could not find her flavour in our outlet. Perhaps the next time I can be present personally if she let's us know in advance and will take her through all the 20 flavours in a special tasting. I am sure she will find her flavour. If not, we will refund the money she spent on Canada Day.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

OMG!! the dark chocolate gelato was to die for!!! So creamy and not a drop of milk or cream in it! The flavour was out of this world! The best gelato I've had by far!!!! I tried a few other flavour which were equally as good but i'm a sucker for dark chocolate. I will definitely be visiting this little charm ant time i'm in the area from now on. A definite must for anyone travelling through!!! I loved hearing the family running it speaking Italian in the shop. It felt like I was transported into another place! Very friendly staff also

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