Aug 24th, 2004, 10:35 AM
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Does anyone know where you can buy Italian quality gelato here in San Diego?
We have a "Little Italy" section near Old Town but I haven't found a shop with Rome quality gelato.
That's San Diego CA.
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Aug 24th, 2004, 11:18 AM
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This is a question for There are lots of people on that board with good "food" answers!
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Aug 24th, 2004, 11:36 AM
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hi don,
There's a shop called "Gelato Vero" that everyone seems to rave about. It's downtown SD, Washington and India (if I remember correctly). I haven't actually tried it yet (although I only live a few min away!!!) let me know!
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Aug 24th, 2004, 11:57 AM
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If you're into the culinary arts at all, very good gelato can be made at home if you have an electric icecream maker. There are good recipes (with user comments) at
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Aug 24th, 2004, 02:54 PM
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Don...nope, but if you come to San Mateo, I can point you to the best gelato I've ever had; that after 20 days of gelato in Italy. Who'd have thought I would have to travel 14,000 miles to find it was just 10 blocks from my house?
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Aug 25th, 2004, 11:41 AM
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Sorry, I didn't realize I was still in the Europe forum when I posted my original message. I should have posted elsewhere.
Now that I'm here I will reply to those kind enough respond to my question.
welch: I tried chowhound .com Lots of recipes there.
craisin: Found it. The address for Gelato Vera is 3753 India. I will try it this week.
elaine; I just purchased a Cuisinart ice cream maker. I tried my hand at making gelato but since I have trouble even boiling water the results were less than spectacular. The Italians must have a secret recipe.
Ramblero; Thank's
We spent 3 weeks in Italy in 2001 and had gelato every day. I miss it.
We will be in York, Chester and Edinburgh in Sept/Oct.
Can any one recommend a good place to buy Italian quality gelato in those cities?

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Aug 30th, 2004, 04:29 PM
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Maybe up have alrady tried Gelato Vero. I did, and it was good. Now keep in mind that I have not yet had Gelato in Itlay. That will happen in about 12 days (can't wait)
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Aug 30th, 2004, 06:27 PM
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Ramblero: please tell! San Mateo is within driving distance...
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Aug 30th, 2004, 07:29 PM
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Ramblero! Here's another request for your gelato info in San Mateo. Oh please share. Maybe Bay Area Fodorites should converge there.
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Aug 30th, 2004, 07:41 PM
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Okay, I live in San Mateo and I'm scratching my head...I know there's Yummy Yogurt down the street, but I don't think that's it. Come on, where is this orgasmic gelato?
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Sep 1st, 2004, 04:49 PM
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Crystal Springs Shopping Center next to Safeway....just off 92.
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Sep 2nd, 2004, 07:28 AM
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Oh whew, Ramblero! Thanks! What is the name of the establishment? What flavors do you recommend?
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Sep 2nd, 2004, 04:05 PM
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* Found it
* Tried it
* Liked it
The 'Gelato Vero' is at India/Washington in San Diego and the quality is good.
They don't have as many flavors as you will find in Rome but it is delicious!
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Sep 2nd, 2004, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the tip on Gelato in San Diego. My daughter spent most of her summer in Italy, eating (gelato) her way through the country. Although I haven't been to Italy yet-that's my next trip-I did just get back from Paris where I had the gelato at Amorino. Many think it is as good as they get in Italy. So I am also anxious to find a good gelato shop. I tried a place in Newport Beach yesterday and wasn't impressed. I live in San Diego area but am in sales and travel all over Southern California. I will definitely try Gelato Vero soon. If anyone knows of good gelato in Orange or Los Angeles counties, I would love to try them too. Now if I can just find a bakery that has decent pain au chocolate!!
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I do not believe you can get commercially produced *real* gelato in the USA b/c in Italy it is made with raw eggs as an ingredient. In the USA no food containing raw eggs is allowed to be sold b/c the eggs here are subject to salmonella contamination whereas, apparently, in Italy chickens, and by extension eggs, do not carry the salmonella bacteria.
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Betsy....Pistachio!!!! (That's all I've had and it is head and shoulders better than any I've had anywhere.) Deb says the others are equally as good.
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