Toronto’s Best Italian Gelato

Chill out the Italian way

As hot as it gets here in Canada during the summer, just be thankful you don’t have temperatures that many Europeans have to deal with.

Sometimes reaching upwards of 40+ degrees Celsius, it occurred to me recently while travelling in Italy how they keep cool during the summer heat waves. The answer: gelato. Gelato is Italian ice cream that is lighter on dairy than its North American counterpart. So when the temperature heats up, make your way to these top gelato spots and chiiiiiiiiiill out.

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Death In Venice

Named after the famed book by Thomas Mann, Death In Venice on Queen Street West is by far one of Toronto’s most authentic gelato experiences. Everything is made in house using fresh fruit, and their flavours change depending on what’s in season.

Dolce Gelato

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With a couple locations close to Trinity Bellwoods and little Italy, Dolce Gelato is certainly one of Toronto’s most celebrated gelaterias.

Ed’s Real Scoop

What would be an ice cream list in Toronto without mentioning Ed’s Real Scoop? Everything here from ice cream to gelato is homemade at all four locations across the city. Make sure you try their pistachio gelato that’s made from 100% pure pistachio paste.

Hollywood Gelato

This Bayview spot has over 200 varieties of gelato, offering up cups (or cones) of traditional flavours like hazelnut, and lemon and non-traditional ones like the ever-popular Peanut Butter Chocolate Wafer or Skor.

Kekou Gelato

This one is an honourable mention since it’s not traditional Italian gelato, but Kekou Gelato is changing up the gelato game by straying from traditional Italian flavours, and dishing up Asian flavours like Vietnamese Coffee and Black Sesame.


Image courtesy of Ed’s Real Scoop