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Dolce Gelato

Posted by Tim / Reviewed on August 1, 2006 / review policy

20070524_dolcegelato3.jpgThis hot and humid weather calls for drastic measures. Looking for a way to cool down I recently headed over to Dolce Gelato on College. The relatively new gelateria was doing brisk business. Customers of all shapes and sizes were lounging out front while others gathered around the tables indoors savouring the last taste of gelato flavours that range from mango to tiramisu.

20070524_dolcegelato2.jpgWhile tempted to relive my youth with a scoop of the bubble gum, I ultimately opted for a cup with a scoop of passion fruit and a scoop of wild berry. Both were great. And just like most ice cream stores they let you taste as many flavours as you want before you make your final selection.

For immediate consumption, gelato is served in three cup sizes or two cone varities. Prices average in the $3-5 range. They also offer larger tubs for those looking to fill in some freezer space.

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Dolce Gelato, 697 College Street, 416-915-0756



marcia / August 1, 2006 at 08:39 am
"Customers of all shapes and sizes" - are you calling me FAT?
Garry / August 1, 2006 at 01:29 pm
i want the bubble gum one.
tik / August 2, 2006 at 01:36 pm
bunch of cakers, go to sicilian and not this tacky knock off
Krupo / August 12, 2006 at 04:10 pm
tik, you have no idea what you're talking about - you sound like the biggest caker of all by saying something so ignorant. Sicilian has been around for ages and the quality of their product is downright awful compared to Dolce.

The Dolce people have years of experience working at another stellar gelato place and now they're doing it on their own. And they're doing a kick-ass job - the flavours are many and completely awesome. Very fresh and delicious.
Giovanni / August 14, 2006 at 05:54 am
I worked as a gelatieri for 4 years and have personally worked with the Dolce people even before they started their own business on College.

From a professional POV, I like their gelato and its flavour. Top notch.

Highly recommended.
dave / September 1, 2006 at 03:13 pm
If you want to try the best gelato ever, make the drive to Hamilton (Limeridge Mall) and try Vici Gelateria & Cafe. Its the most outstanding gelato you will ever taste! They have a fantastic espresso bar as well.

TPW72 / January 29, 2008 at 09:54 pm
Cakers!!!! at least we know quality gelato, no disrespect to Sicilian but Dolce is far superior.
Dolcefine Gelato / March 19, 2008 at 06:24 pm
Excellent photography on the images, especially with the Tiramisu. Do they make their gelato in house?
Tim / March 19, 2008 at 06:24 pm
Yep. They make all their own gelato.
khalid / May 21, 2008 at 07:31 pm
two words: raspberry gelato
smurf / May 30, 2008 at 07:57 pm
Good gelato. One girl was really uptight when it came to ordering. I felt sorry for the poor staff who had to work with her and I like to take my time before I order, but the food was yummy.
Jossie / July 26, 2008 at 09:13 am
maybe it was a long day!!!!! they are a nice people...!!
Mark WS / July 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm
BEST GELATO EVER!! You have to get the DULCE DE LECHE ... but everything is great there...even the desserts!! Very polite staff! AMAZING PLACE!!! GO GO GO GO GO!!!!
GRIMEY / May 24, 2010 at 06:52 pm
their gelato is just plain disgustin'. i've always gone to Hollywood but was told Dolce was better. it's overly sweet, has bad consistency and tastes like syrup, not real fruit.

hollywood gelato is head and shoulders above this place, and compared to nyc gelato, hollywood sucks.

stay away!
DJ Scoop / May 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm
People saying "Stay away!" or "Never go anywhere else!" are equally in the wrong. In reviewing food, you are assuming that the reader is interested in an experience above the ordinary. Part of extraordinary experiences is in experimenting and trying things that you are uncertain of. Just because you may feel certain that it IS or ISN'T the treat for you can not possibly make you certain that it IS or ISN'T the treat for anybody else. Give constructive reviews... and be more descriptive/specific. Also, simply name-dropping a competitor is what's really tacky. Review the product for what it is.

The pistachio, coconut, and lemon here are exemplary flavors! VERY powerful (authentic) flavors! Awesome for taking home and using in recipes. I never knew what a pistachio tasted like until I tried this ice cream. I don't know what I've been tasting in my pistachio pudding all these years. LOL.

By the way, ice cream made with a higher fat content has a lower melting point. The perceived inconsistencies may be due to one being accustomed to an ice cream with more water (or stabilizers) in it.
rubyoxy / September 14, 2010 at 03:29 pm
This is neat. I haven't seen anything like this in my area (anything with ice cream? I would know about it.) I'm going to google this right away!
Brookelyn / May 25, 2011 at 05:15 am
What are their prices like?
College Street Shopper / June 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm
I stopped in yesterday and was very impressed.
$4.75 after taxes got a "medium" sized bowl with 2 flavours.
for the same price, you could get a Small single flavour in a waffle cone.

While the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe across the street does have some good gelato, a better patio including liquor license, and a wider menu of actual food to choose from... If you are just going for gelato, Dolce has a far superior selection and the quality is just as good if not better.
Former Employee / July 14, 2011 at 01:50 pm
Although the gelato may be good it was hell working for the owners and it took them months to pay me!
Jimmy / August 25, 2012 at 07:50 pm
This is the best Italian ice cream. Hollywood is second and Mad Italian is the worst. This ice cream is not filled with sugar and the portions are great. Very nice staff and the owner is awesome!
Gordon / July 9, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Love to come here after a hard day's work and grab some gelato. Now has a points card program. I vow to eat as many flavours as I can this summer.
Me / December 17, 2014 at 08:35 pm
The one located at Little Italy is not far from my place. During the summertime I'm there at least once a week. Love you Dolce!
DAN / March 22, 2015 at 03:50 pm
If I wanted to open a Gilato shop/s in China what advice can you give me.

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