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GelARTo? oh brother.
Italian ices work better in this weather.
@JQ LLC - Oh brother, where ART thou?
If the purpose of the ironic Italian kitsch is to establish our superiority to Italians, it doesn't work.
Yikes. There is only so much I can deal with these days. Gentrification, the suburbinizaiton of the EV and now this.
Wow, gelato made from milk imported from Italy. That's not very local. They tell me I should try to eat local foods when possible.
Perhaps someday the East Village will be populated by people who accept the neighborhood for what it is and not how it was (only in their minds) and how they think it ought to be.
Can't get too excited about another ice cream stand (and that is what this is) that will charge outrageous prices. Still, I am sure that people thought the same thing about Cones and Sundaes on East 10th Street which seems to be doing fantastic business whenever I pass by--and their ice cream is not gelato and their milk surely doesn't come from Italy. How wonderfully pretentious this all sounds. Let's see how long they last. Will they have the Tartuffo like the stand in the Piazza Nuvona in Rome?
@anon 6:01Lege recte: Piazza Navona. Asine stulte.(Pro-tip: *I* can out-snot them, but I'm not sure that you can.)
Someone PLEASE change the L in gelarto to an F : )
@JQ LLC, ice cream(ed) with laughter at your pun.
I could see myself giving this a try....but my allegiance to Mikey Like's It cannot be broken.
Where they go to in winter? they sell Italian hot chocolate? they close? how about wifi? they have free wifi? and what is their opinion about the new Starbucks opening next door? do they have an opinion?
I was skeptical, but I went and the gelato is damn good. It is superior to the garbage that passes for ice cream in the U.S. I am happy to welcome any new business on Avenue A that isn't a front for getting a liquor license.
@7:22 a.m.I am steadfast in my belief/opinion that these designer food establishments are fronts for money laundering. Or they are in their own way like new theme rides in an amusement park like Six Flags or Busch Gardens.
I second that 9:23! Their gelato is delicious. I'd eat this in the wintertime too like most people would. And I welcome any business — chain or not — that isn't a bar on Avenue A or any other street in this neighborhood.Good luck Gelarto! Please don't mind the trolls! (They probably don't even live here, or did in the 1980s.)
I don't live in E Vill. Even if it is good, Gelarto is a stupid name. To each his or her own.
Yeah, I agree with the previous poster who encouraged the owners to ignore the negativity. They are serving up quality product, and they are trying to be good neighbors unlike the douchebros who opened up Empire Biscuit and marketed themselves to the "drunk" crowd, or any of the bars that have opened on this strip in recent years. Pick your battles, people. I hope this place does a good business and survives.
9:23 AM what a sweeping statement. I don't know where you've been eating your ice cream. Try Van Leeuwan. One bite and you'll know you're eating quality ingredients. The vegan mint is great even if you're not vegan.
To 12:49: I am the earlier poster. The ice cream in America is horrible but I agree with you VL is good. They make it here and it is comparable to really good gelato. It isn't typical American ice cream by any means though.
Remember when East Village was full of artists with great creative minds? Those were the days. Nowadays, we have these fallow shites.
GelARTo is my safe word.
Yeah guys, leave the little Gelato shop alone. At least it's not another bar or drunk brunch place. It's not longer 1989! If you guys are really interested in saving the flavor of the East Village post about this shop's scumbag landlord Icon Realty and that shit show. I love gelato so my only question is...With so many spaces and landlords; why pick the worst and rent from Icon ?
"GelARTo is my safe word"Stealing that!
"Just be glad it's not another bar, or pharmacy, or Starbucks!" is my safe sentence.
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