A few weeks back I mentioned a new Gelato place opening up in Oceanside. Well Gelato Etc. has been open now for about 4 weeks, so I stopped by to take a look around.
Just past the corner of Pier View and Coast Highway.
Clean simple interior.
The Falcones have been selling Gelato throughout San Diego at Farmers Markets and food events for the last 7 years. They decided to give up the gypsy life style of the markets and open a brick and mortar location.
The Gelato is made by Bottega Italiana a highly respected Gelato maker that was born in 2003 in Pikes Place Market in Seattle and now supplies some of the best Italian restaurants with their product. In San Diego you may have had their product at places like Solare or Piatta. The main difference with Gelato is that it contains approximately 60% less fat and calories than American ice cream. Not all flavors contain dairy, but those that do are made with 2% milk. This gives it a richer creamier texture, with less fat and calories to boot.
In addition to around 16 flavors of Gelato they also serve 6 flavors of Ice Cream. In addition they serve root beer floats. I tried the pomegranate Gelato when I was there and it was very flavor full and smooth. You can taste the use of natural ingredients Bottega Italiana is known for.
In addition to Gelato they also sell some artesian products from local purveyors they have met through the years working the farmers markets.
Linda’s Brittle, SONO Trading Co. mustards, and others.
They are open Wednesday through Sunday starting at 11am.
224 N Coast HWY