Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Restaurant Review: D'Ambrosio Gelateria

After dinner last Friday we weren't quite ready to call it a night, so we wandered down the street to D'Ambrosio Gelateria for some dessert. Stewart absolutely loves gelato, and when he lived in Europe he often used to eat it in large quantities as a meal instead of real food. But apparently there are very few gelato places in Seattle so he was excited to try out this new one in Ballard.

Apparently there are three main differences between gelato and ice cream: Gelato has a warmer serving temperature, lower fat content and creamier texture, which allows it to showcase its flavors much better than traditional ice cream. I was most excited to learn about the lower fat content, and the sorbetto fruit flavors are fat free!

Waiting out front... a line out the door and down the sidewalk!

Matt & Stew enjoying their gelato.

I got a size small with two different flavors.

The gelato is hand made from scratch in the shop from natural ingredients, organic dairy products, organic fruit, and spring mineral water for the sorbetto fruit flavors. Stew and I tried five flavors between us and they were absolutely delicious, cold and creamy. The size small was actually a bit too much for me and Stew ended up eating about half of mine after he finished his own.

The shop itself is small and quaint with large display cases and lots of little seating areas near the windows where you can enjoy your gelato and watch the Ballardites walking by. It was a great way to end the evening and since it's within walking distance of our condo I'm sure we will be back many times this summer.

4 comments :

  1. I love gelato and fro-yo! Two of my favorite summer treats.

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  2. i love gelato!! and the creamiest is so good. what flavors did you get? you gotta mention that!

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  3. Cheesecake and cherry, they were so delicious!

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