Tucked in behind Toronto's flatiron building at Church & Wellington is one of the city's best kept gelato secrets -- Solferino Cafe.While other gelato shops have started producing neon coloured mixes and overly sweet concoctions, the wizard behind Solferino's flavours keeps on doing things the old fashioned way.That wizard (or more precisely, that microbiologist and master chef) is Ana Maria... more
Ciao bella! Solferino whips up over 20 different flavours of gelato on tap. Didn't you know that gelato is less fattening than ‘scream and just as yummy too? Urbanos flock to this Italian city namesake for their fix. Alternative to the ubiquitous "coffee date" where you can sit in leather chaises and laugh at the cheeky painting of a cow on a popsicle stick.
I'm sadly not in the area enough to warrant a stop in to Solferino, and gelato alone can rarely justify a trip this far astray from my usual stomping grounds. However, if I'm in the neighborhood for some reason, I am always sure to stop in for some of the best gelato in town.
Unfortunate touristy location aside, this is an ideal stop for gelato. The cafe offers dozens of flavors of gelato and... more
I can't speak to its relative excellence AS GELATO, given my inexperience, but it was excellent for eating. And I am experienced in eating sugar. Mint chocolate chip was slightly better than oreo.
Hands down the best gelato place I've ever eaten at. Banana Chocolate tastes like fresh banana was puree'd into the chocolate gelato. Ferroro Rocher is another wicked choice as is the pistachio flavored gelato.
I've had gelato at a lot of places (Quebec City, Unionville Main street) and nothing compares to Solferino.
I have heard there are a couple of great ones around the Mount Pleasant... more