Hopefully you’re reading this as you’re headed out to the car, because if you haven’t been to Gelotti in Paterson, you’re missing out on one of the best ice cream places in the state.
What credentials do I have to make this claim? Well, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Joe and I’m an ice cream-oholic. (You may have listened to me on the Two Fat Guys Show podcast.) I’ve eaten ice cream all over great state of New Jersey, and, if we’re being honest, all over the country. My takeaway: few places compare to Gelotti.
When you get there, you may consider being deterred by the line. In general, I hate lines. I hate waiting, and I want my food right away. There are two good things about the Gelotti line, though. The first is that a long line means the ice cream has to be good. The other good thing about the line at Gelotti is that it moves pretty fast, giving you just enough time to decide what you want.
There are two things that I look for when I get ice cream: the taste—obviously—and the price. Gelotti makes their own ice cream. It’s smooth, creamy, has the right amount of additional ingredients.
They also give you a generous amount for the money you spend. I go for a whole pint, which I eat in one sitting. (I told you, ice cream-oholic.) And that pint is only $6.45. And Gelotti has Italian ice, gelato, and amazing ice cream cakes, in case you’re in the market.
Paterson locals already know what’s up, but for any of you who aren’t in the area, I will leave you with this: Put Gelotti of Paterson, NJ, into your GPS, and no matter what the distance is, and hit Go!
2 Union Avenue
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Image at top courtesy of Gelotti.
Editor’s note, July 2019: The Caldwell, Montclair, and Randolph locations of Gelotti are now Gelati by Mike. Randolph is now open and Montclair and Caldwell will be open soon. Paterson remains Gelotti.