Have you been to Paolo’s Gelato Italiano in Virginia-Highland?
It has seriously become my guilty pleasure, plying me with as many cones, cannolis, coffees, candies, cookies, custards, and crepes as my heart (and waistline) can handle.
If you ask me, a little taste of authentic Italy is well worth a few extra minutes on the treadmill!
Paolo’s specializes in gelato, offering a hefty 62 flavors of creamy, smooth, dense Italian ice cream in flavors like straciatella, biscotti, dark chocolate, egg custard, and hazelnut. If you please, there are also sorbet-inspired fruit flavors like fig, mandarin orange, lemon, strawberry, and peach, among tons of others, all of which are handmade and change seasonally.
This place has me like:
Because it’s true, you’ll spend a pretty penny in this place, and some Yelp reviewers have considered it delish but over-priced. I say, if you tickle my tastebuds properly, I’ll work with you on price.
The decor in this small shop is charming and filled with little details like this poster from which you can read Paolo’s story:
And this fun cone door handle on your way inside.
And that isn’t the only pretty cone in the place; take a look at your choices!
These fresh-made cannolis are begging to be stuffed with the filling of your choosing.
And if you’re feeling linguistically adventurous, try ordering in Italian! There’s a cheat sheet nearby ↓
Because after all:
So you might as well enjoy dessert!
If you’re in the neighborhood for dinner at one of Virginia-Highland’s fantastic restaurants, I suggest skipping their dessert menu and popping into Paolo’s for a cone or cuppa, or even a pint to-go.
Shall I have another? Don’t mind if I do!
You’ll find Paolo’s at 1025 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306.