Food & Drink

Top Gelato In Las Vegas

July 23, 2014 4:00 AM

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photo credit: www.aria.com

photo credit: http://www.aria.com

With Las Vegas temperatures often hitting the triple digits, it’s not uncommon to want to find a way to cool off during the scorching months of summer. While the city offers several cool attractions to chill at (for example, the Arctic Ice Room at QUA Baths & Spa inside Caesars Palace or Minus5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay and Monte Carlo), undeniably the tastiest way beat the summer heat is with a refreshing scoop of gelato. Ice cream’s cooler cousin, several spots in Las Vegas serve the rich Italian treat. Here are five places known for great gelato.
Café Gelato At Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7111
www.bellagio.com

A favorite with gelato fans on the Las Vegas Strip, Café Gelato lives up to its sweet-sounding name by serving approximately 20 flavors of house-made gelato. In addition to chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, flavors include such tasty options as chocolate chip, dulce de leche, pistachio, snickers, chocolate amaretto and tiramisu. For those watching their waistlines, sugar-free flavors are available, too. Prices cost $5.30 for a single scoop in a cup or $7.30 for two scoops in a cup, with waffle cones, waffle cones with chocolate and waffle cones with chocolate and nuts also available.

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photo credit: http://www.aria.com

Jean Philippe Patisserie At ARIA Resort & Casino
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89149
(702) 590-8554
www.aria.com

Although best known for its gourmet chocolates, this Strip patisserie is known for its extensive gelato selection as well. In fact, 25 tons of gelato are spun at Jean Philippe Patisserie inside ARIA each year. Flavors include Oreo, hazelnut, crème brûlée, pistachio, tiramisu, chocolate and vanilla, with 20 options typically available. Prices range from $3.51 for a single scoop to $6.22 for a double scoop, so guests don’t have to break the bank to indulge.

Payard Patisserie At Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7292
www.caesarspalace.com

Part pastry shop, part chocolate shop and part restaurant, Payard Patisserie serves several flavors of house-made gelato that guests can enjoy inside of the restaurant or on the go thanks to a convenient walk-up counter. Flavors include coconut, mint, berry, mango, pistachio and strawberry. Prices are the same whether you enjoy your selection in a cup or waffle cone. It’s just $7 for two scrumptious scoops.

Pizza Bar At Tivoli Village
410 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 778-0400
www.tivolivillagelv.com

Formerly known as Pizza Lounge, the name isn’t the only thing that’s changed recently at this Summerlin eatery. In June, it began serving gelato from Italcream Inc., the first gelato factory in the state of Nevada. Four flavors are currently available—vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and a rotating flavor—with the gelato priced at $5 for a scoop in a cup. Dig in!

Trevi Inside The Forum Shops At Caesars
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 735-4663
www.trevi-italian.com

Known for its stunning indoor patio, this popular Italian restaurant boasts several flavors of gelato made fresh daily by its pastry chef, Hank Sbraccia. Using only the finest natural ingredients, flavors include pistachio, Italian vanilla, chocolate mousse, strawberry, tiramisu and cappuccino as well as a flavor of the day. Gelato is priced at $6.50 a scoop or $8.50 for a trio of flavors. Additionally, Trevi serves a sweet version of a classic Italian favorite called Spaghetti Ice: a unique presentation of vanilla and chocolate gelato with strawberry sauce that’s also priced at $8.50. For shoppers on the go, a walk-up gelato bar is available.

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When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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