Holy gelato! If you typically prefer ice cream or froyo to Italian gelato, then you might be in for a rude awakening once you try Mo Gelato. Located in the heart of Nolita, this gelato shop is unrivaled in New York City. Owned by Massimiliano Galeano of Gradisca Ristorante and Italy’s master Galataio Marco Vighi, this gem brings expert Italian craftsmanship to America. The pair also has two Mo Gelato shops in their native Bologna, Italy, in addition to their Manhattan shop.
Mo Gelato uses ultra high-quality ingredients, imported from Italy and Battenkill Valley milk from New York. The gelato is made each and every morning in small batches, which can take up to five hours, and is served fresh every day. If you think this sweet treat will ruin your slim physique, think again; Mo Gelato contains 60% less fat and fewer calories than your average ice cream. Better than any gelato I’ve ever tried (and I’ve been to Italy), Mo Gelato’s flavors come alive in your mouth and keep you craving more. In addition to traditional flavors such as chocolate, vanilla and Stracciatella, Mo Gelato serves up unique and mouthwatering options such as Zabaglione made with Marsala sweet wine, Delirium made with chocolate chip cookies and cream, and Amacord, an outstanding combination of mascarpone cheese and chocolate fondue. Words cannot describe how phenomenal each and every flavor here is — you cannot go wrong with whatever you choose. But gelato is not all they specialize in. You can also score dairy-free sorbets in flavors like strawberry, lemon and mango. Granitas (frozen Italian ice) are also available in flavors such as grapefruit and strawberry. Mo Gelato also makes beautiful custom gelato cakes for all occasions. If you are looking to fulfill your sweet tooth or find yourself strolling through Nolita during the summer, there’s no better place to satisfy your desires.
Mo Gelato is located at 178 Mulberry Street.