Let's see, I ate at Asian Spice for lunch today, then Irashai's open house for some appies followed by a big bowl of Ramen at Kintaro. Do you think I was done for the day? Of course not! Seeing that I had put an hour in the meter and we finished our ramen in about 30 minutes, we had time to kill. I persuaded everyone, including Viv (who was very full and giving me dirty looks), to go for some gelato. We strolled down Denman all the way to Mondo Gelato. I haven't been to Mondo in awhile; but I do remember that they made good gelato.
Mondo has a modest selection of gelato, soy gelato, sorbetto and frozen yogurt. I believe that this is the way to go for a Gelato shop. It is much easier to maintain quality control when there are fewer flavours to produce. Also, the freshness of the product is not compromised since a large selection means that some flavours may not sell as well. I think La Casa Gelato and Amato suffer from this problem, especially La Casa.
I convinced Viv to get 2 scoops to share, all the while getting more dirty looks. We choose Pistacio Gelato and Grapefruit Sorbetto. One thing that stood out immediately was the strong, bold flavour of the gelato and sorbetto. This is probably the best pistacio gelato I've ever had. It really felt like I was eating pistacios because not only did I get the natural flavour; I also got hits of roasted aroma in every scoop. The same could be said about the grapefruit, the flavours were intense. Mind you, the sorbetto was a bit on the icy side. However, the gelato was smooth as silk, not icy bit like Amato. Mondo Gelato is one of my favourites, along with Vivo! and Cumpari's. They are all smooth, packed with flavour and reasonably-priced. Can't go wrong with any of them.
- Plenty of flavour
- Smooth gelato
- Reasonably-priced ($3.75 for 2 scoops)
- Small selection (can be a good thing too)
11:00am - 10:00pm (Sun - Thu)
11:00am - 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)