Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gelato Simply Italian (Toronto)

During my whirlwind trip to Toronto, I had one free evening to meet up with a longtime friend and her boyfriend who weren't able to make it to my wedding.  We had dinner in the Yonge and Eglinton area, where the food was good but the service was...odd, to say the least.  So to make up for our bizarre dinner experience, we went over to Gelato Simply Italian for what my friend promised is some of the best gelato ever.

I'll admit, I was skeptical.  People who know me know I'm extraordinarily picky when it comes to frozen treats, and even when I was in Italy I had a tough time finding gelato that was up to my standards.  I will also admit to being impressed by the selection at Gelato Simply Italian, where you can sample most of the flavors before buying.

Gelato Simply Italian (Toronto)
Gelato display (that's only about one half of the entire selection)

I got three different flavors: Mojito, Hazelnut, and Cioccolato Matto - the latter literally means "chocolate crazy," and if memory serves me right, it consists of chocolate gelato, chocolate fudge, and chocolate chips (or some similar crazy combination of chocolate³ concoction).

Gelato Simply Italian (Toronto)
My Mojito, Hazelnut, and Cioccolato Matto Gelato

So what did I think?  Well, I must concede that my friend was absolutely right!  The flavors were natural, rich, and just divine.  Gelato Simply Italian exceeded my lofty standards and truly rivaled some of the best gelato I had in Italy. I mean, Italy! Now that's pretty freakin' impressive.

Gelato Simply Italian (Toronto)
Our three cups of gelato

Restaurant info:
Gelato Simply Italian
2076 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S2A3
(647) 346-0125

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