At Caffè Gelato Bertini we create gelato (the Italian version of ice cream) from scratch, one batch at a time, according to the old Florentine recipes of the Bertini family. We apprenticed under sisters Alessandra and Susi Bertini. They learned the art from their father Giuliano, while working at his gelateria in Florence, Italy. Although the recipe is not complicated, the generations elevated the simple process to an art form, as Italians have a tendency to do.
Our gelato is available in three different sized cups: one scoop, two scoop or three scoop, and each scoop may be a different flavor. Gelato shakes are available in any flavor in our display case. Our affogato, or espresso with gelato, includes three scoops of gelato doused with espresso and whipped cream, and each scoop may be a different flavor.
Espresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha, Americano and hot chocolate are brewed by the cup at our espresso bar, as are a variety of house made Italian sodas.
Our gelato is made of local milk and fresh fruit, sugar and imported Italian flavorings. It is smooth and dense and boldly flavored. We use no eggs. And we use no cream, which results in a lower fat content than traditional American style ice cream, and allows the flavor to take center stage.
Our sorbetto is made simply of fresh fruit, sugar and water. This frozen essence of the fruit is refreshing and restorative, and will awaken the taste buds, as all sorbetto and gelato should do.