Idaho has a very diverse selection of eateries, and when it comes to dessert you’ll find plenty of place serving up a great Italian classic: Gelato. This Italian ice cream makes for the best sweet treat following a nice meal, and here are our favorite spots in the state to get it!
Papa Joe’s has been around the Boise area for many years. This spot is a traditional Italian café, serving many classics such as pizza and pasta, calzones and calamari, but in Boise, it is popular to come to Papa Joe’s for their famous gelato. Each day has different flavors, so ask the server or call ahead to find out what flavors are available today!
Rita’s Italian Ice is a national and global favorite, and is famous for its Italian ice. You can find Rita’s products in their cafes, supermarkets and grocery stores. One item that is only found in their cafes is their delicious gelato. They have tremendous gelato and offer a variety of flavors including coconut, birthday cake and more.
Mobley’s Craft Gelato is famous in Idaho! They sell their gelato in many of the local grocery stores in Idaho, and they even have a mobile Gelato Café in Boise, as well as the actual dessert parlor. This parlor is strictly for the gelato enthusiasts.
Bella Aquila offers many hard-to-find Italian foods and desserts, one of those desserts is the highly-praised gelato. They offer a trio of gelato flavors every day. Please call ahead to verify availability.
Luciano’s is a traditional Italian eatery in the Boise area. They offer a wide variety of traditional Italian foods, but their dessert is to die for. They have one flavor a day, but it is fresh and homemade, please call ahead to find out the flavor.
Alavita is a new Italian café in the Boise area. They offer traditional food, like pizza and pasta, but they also offer gelato in many flavors. An interesting feature: the gelato is also gluten free!
Asiago’s is an Italian restaurant in Boise. They offer traditional Italian fare, but they also offer gelato and many other house-made foods and desserts. They offer gelato on a seasonal basis.
Vincenzo Trattoria is an old fashioned, high end Italian restaurant. They offer homemade desserts including gelato. They offer many flavors and varieties, and is seasonal or on special, please contact the café for availability, but remember it is fresh and not unlimited. It is very, very good!
A’Tavola is an Italian café and grocery market. They offer gelato style desserts to eat in or to take home. This is a very unique experience in both shopping and culinary design. A must see, with or without gelato. This is a seasonal favorite, please call ahead for availability.