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Not Better, Just Different


Posted February 19, 2017

My husband, daughters and I frequent a gelato place called Dolce Vita. It’s owned and operated by an Italian immigrant and his wife. They sell authentic Italian groceries, and prepare food from scratch, including the BEST gelato you could ever eat. Walter is the quintessential snob. He’s not afraid to be snooty with you and if you complain too much, you’ll be kicked out of his shop for life.

He mocks some of his ...


Calories in Gelato


Posted November 10, 2016

How to calculate the calories in gelato is clearly hard to know. There are many flavors with different techniques that it is very difficult to setup a standard calories calculation.

Is it accurate to only calculate the calories of a gelato, considering the calories of each component, or should we also consider the calories burnt by the body? The second hypothesis has been made by Dr. Brian Weiner, New Jersey.

He believes that whatever contains ice or whatever has been frozen should use a differen ...


Which one should you have: ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt? I know that some of you are answering “yes”, but that’s not a possible answer. What’s the real answer?

Since gelato is Italian for ice cream, if you go to Italy and ask if you should have gelato or ice cream, they may look at you funny. But here in the United States and in many other parts of the world, gelato and ice cream mean different things. Both have similar base ingredients: water, fat (in the form of milk or cr ...


Dolce Vita Holidays!


Posted September 02, 2016

Dolce Vita will be closed starting Monday 9/5 till Tuesday 9/13.

We will reopen Wedneday 9/14

See you soon!

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Most people know that the tomatoes in these cans are not from Italy. If this is the first you’re finding out about it, I’m sorry to drop the bad news on you. Simpson Imports never made any claims that the plum tomatoes in these cans were imported from the volcanic slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Their cans clearly state, in very tiny letters, that the product within was “Grown domestically in the United States.” Even so, most consumers who have heard of this particular cultivar associ ...


During Summer, new exotic Gelato Flavors at Dolce Vita.

The first one is Hibiscus! A flower as gelato! What is it? Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow.

Another new Flavor is "Fior de ...


by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News

Do you trust the label on your Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Numerous scandals have been uncovered over the last twenty years which have revealed that many extra virgin olive oils being sold in the United States do not meet the high standard for this product. Many have been adulterated with lower grade olive oils or with nut and seed oils. Others simply have serious flavor and aroma defects, which should prevent them from being called “extra virgin.” The con ...


The team led by Diego Crosara from Altavilla Vicentina (VI) and composed by the gelato maker Luigi Tirabassi from Subiaco (RM), the chef Alberto Carretta from Thiene, the pastry chef Antonio Capuano from Riccia (CB) and the ice sculptor Amelio Mazzella di Regnella from Bacoli (NA) won the world Cup with the theme “the contrast of the sea”.

Second Spain led by team manager Antonio Sirvent Lopez, and composed by Judit Comes Prats Ice Sculptor, Marc Piqué Casas Chef, Adolfo Javier Romero ...


History of Gelato


Posted February 26, 2016

Gelato is an age-old delicacy that dates back thousands of years. The earliest beginnings of frozen desserts are recorded in 3000 B.C. when Asian cultures discovered they could consume crushed ice and flavorings. Five hundred years later, it became a custom for Egyptian pharaohs to offer their guests a cup of ice sweetened with fruit juices. Italians joined in as the Romans began the ritual of eating the ice of the volcanoes Etna and Vesuvius, and covering it with honey.

It was during the Italian Renaiss ...


Closed from 9/14 till 9/21


Posted September 13, 2015

We inform all our customers that we will be closed from 9/14 till 9/21 included. We will be back soon!

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10 Facts about Italian Cuisine


Posted August 28, 2015

1. Pasta – al dente or not al dente?

Entire chapters can be written about pasta! After having eaten overcooked pasta over and over again, especially abroad, I would say that the biggest sin about pasta is probably overcooking it. Not only doesn’t ...


10th Best Gelato Shop in USA!


Posted August 19, 2015

We are thrilled lately, proud and somehow shocked!

Yahoo Food did a survey and search among all the frozen shops in USA (including Gelato, Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and any other Frozen treat store in USA).

There are approximately 100,000 stores in USA sellng frozen products.

And they named Gelato Dolce Vita as the 10th Best Store in USA. Looking the ranking we are even more proud because we are the 2nd Gelato Store in USA (some of the stores ahead of us are ice cream or frozen yogurt).

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Source: http://www.chicasysalud.com/2015/06/la-horrible-verdad-del-helado-comprado.html

 

Some ice creams have harmful ingredients listed under the name of "Secret E-numbers".These ingredients include artificial flavors, emulsifiers, sweeteners, flavoring, coloring and artificial sweeteners, thickeners and various addit ...


4th July weekend


Posted July 03, 2015

We are closed 4th, 5th and 6th July, Happy 4th July to everyone.

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Extra Virgin Oil in USA


Posted June 10, 2015

We found an interesting bunch of articles on this website about the Extra Virgin Oil distributed in USA.

At Gelato Dolce Vita we import only original extra virgin oil from Italy and exactly from two of the importers that are named on that website

In fact unfortunately the Extra Virgin Oil market became so large that ...


Our Italian Pastries


Posted June 08, 2015

There is a huge tradition in Italy about pastries. Each area has different sweet pastries but some of them become famous all over the world.

We have mostly of them and all of them are handmade

Italian croissants

In Italy are served traditionally with ...


Why Gelato in Arizona


Posted June 08, 2015

After years of corporate stress in Bergamo, Italy, Walter and Marti decided to make their passion for gelato into a career.  They attended the Gelato University near Bologna and then apprenticed in two different gelato shops to gain experience.  No franchises could satisfy their creativity and desire to bring true Italian gelato to Arizona, so they opened Gelato Dolce Vita in Mesa.

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Welcome to our Blog!


Posted April 08, 2015

We have a blog! Meantime we will prepare tons of gelato, sometime we will write something about news, new products, our daily life and anything else that we hope could be fun and interesting for all of you!

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About Us

Home made quality gelato, panini, and pastas. Large assortment of Italian meats and cheeses along with crucial grocery items. Gluten free items are also available.

 

Contact Us
Address
5251 E. Brown Rd. #104
85205 Mesa
Opening Hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 - 9:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 9:30
Thursday
11:00 - 9:30
Friday
11:00 - 10:00
Saturday
11:00 - 10:00
Sunday
02:00 - 8:30