Yes, there’s gelato all over Italy and no, they’re not all the same. In any given town it’s not unusual to have more than one gelato shop. I was lucky to spend a month in Arezzo a few years ago and made it my mission to try all the gelaterias. Even though for the most part it was cold and rainy during my entire stay, I was never too cold for a gelato and had one almost every single day.
Il Gelato was my absolute favorite shop in Arezzo. If you happen to visit this charming town, definitely seek out this shop. I used to stop here on my way home from school, until I moved three doors down. Then I stopped by whenever the mood struck, at any hour of the day. What I wouldn’t give now for a cup of their nocciola (hazelnut) and pistachio. Thankfully I have Pappalecco where I can get really delicious gelato. Unfortunately, it’s a 40 minute drive, not three doors down (maybe that’s a good thing!).
Via de’ Cenci, 24
52100 Arezzo, Italy
1602 State Street & 3650 5th Avenue
San Diego, California