Authentic Italian gelato to devour in Edmonton

Find yourself jonesin’ for some gelato? These places sling some of the best (and most authentic) Italian ice cream in the city. [Image credit: iStock.com/saschanti]

Popbar

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2170-8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

A traditional Italian treat with a twist, Popbar blends authenticity with innovation. Popsicles are made fresh daily and fully customizable - dip, drizzle and drench it in as many toppings as you like. The best part? Popbar uses all natural ingredients, making this guilt-free delight all the more easy to swallow. It’s located in West Edmonton Mall, on the second level, near the ice palace.

Italian Centre Shop

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10878 95 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2E4

Named in honour of founder Frank Spinelli, Spinelli’s Bar Italia is conveniently located inside Little Italy’s Italian Centre. Take advantage and treat yourself to some handcrafted gelato (supplied by Fantasia Caffé - another great place for a scoop or two of the good stuff) after a hard day of grocery shopping, or grab a scoop to go and enjoy in Giovanni Caboto Park.

Sorrentino's Bistro-Bar

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10665 109th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3B5

Caffé Sorrentino adheres to Italian gelato-making tradition by putting the focus on all-natural, quality ingredients. You can keep it old school and have the classic scoop, or indulge in a more contemporary option by trying a gelato shake! A wide variety of staple flavours and a handful of seasonal options ensure that you’ll always be spoiled for choice at this café.

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

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10421 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A1

Famoso Pizzaria supplies Edmontonians with artisan gelato c/o Fiasco Gelato in Calgary. Taking gelato to a whole new level, it is handcrafted and uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Pair a single or double scoop with a slice of Famoso’s famed pizza, or spring for a pint to dig into at home.

Fantasia Gelateria E Caffe

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10230 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0B2

Handcrafted, mouthwatering, and about as authentic as it can get without crossing international borders, Fantasia (pronounced fan-tah-see-yah) Caffé’s gelato is made with a recipe fresh out of Italia. Striving to provide the most genuine gelato experience, Fantasia Caffé provides a wide selection of tasty gelato without compromising traditional style.

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If you’re looking for a casual spot to enjoy a social libation or a cozy space to recharge with caffeine, look no further. These cafés are one-stop shops, because you should never have to choose between coffee and cocktails. I think we can all drink to that!
Who says you need a mate to go out for a meal? If you’ve ever had the hankering to take yourself out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, worry not! Remember: Being alone is not the same as being lonely. So, grab a good book, pop open your laptop or get set to people watch at these spots where supping solo won’t look weird.
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