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Alotta Gelato - CLOSED

619 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061-5410
+1 575-534-4995
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
13 Jun 2015
“Gone! Owner retired & couldn't sell business”
31 May 2015
“Alotta Gelato is Closed Permanently”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
619 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061-5410
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51 - 60 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 2 September 2013

We had dessert here on 8/32/13. I had two different flavors, as did my wife. Texture was excellent, and the flavors melded together well. The staff was friendly, and the atmosphere lends itself to just sitting in the shop and relaxing while eating your treat....More

1  Thank GREG C
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Thanks, guys! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Just remember: we're not that far away from Sedona!

Reviewed 18 August 2013

It was a super hot day and the kids were fussy. We stopped in a got a small cup of cherry vanilla, aahhhmazing and mango to die for. The owners were super nice!More

1  Thank FreeLovin H
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2013

I'm so glad you and the family stopped by to cool off! The Cherries Jubilee gelato has been a customer favorite ever since we first started making it last year...and I'm having a hard time staying away from it! The secret is in the cherries--...More

Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

My family and I loved this spot. Almost 100% made from scratch gelato, except sugar free -- and I as okay with that because it was wonderful. So many flavors, clean, bright store and an owner with passion for his craft.More

1  Thank mym2bw
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Thanks for your praise! Though I can't take credit for developing our sugar-free flavors, we looked around for a long time before settling on the ones we use. Having sugar-free gelato available is important to us because there is a pretty significant number of diabetics...More

Reviewed 29 July 2013

Consistently delic gelato. Owner is very hands on and involved with creating a great, tasty frozen treat. I always look forward to a snack and conversation with Mitch.

1  Thank Pilot V
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thank you very much for the words of praise! One important note: "hands on" in this context does *not* mean that I put my hands on my customers! (On the other hand, my wife/co-owner is a world-class hugger!)

Reviewed 26 July 2013

We always make a point of stopping here whenever we are in Silver City. Great place. Good eats. Friendly owner. 5 stars

1  Thank elrobo47
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Welcome back to Silver City! Always nice to hear from a repeat customer!

Reviewed 14 July 2013

It would be a great place to hang out. The atmosphere was very laid back and I noticed a shelf with board games. The gelato was the best I've ever had. I usually don't like gelato, but I really liked theirs. Actually it was hard...More

Thank Cruz V
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Thanks, I guess. You liked the atmosphere, you enjoyed all the flavors you tried, and you said that the gelato was the best you'd ever tasted...yet you decided to title your review "Kind of pricey but good!!” I walk on water, and you complain because...More

Reviewed 12 June 2013

Gelato worth the trip. Flavors to suit all kinds of tastes. Butter pecan to die for. Every one I have tried over the years since it opened has been delicious.

1  Thank westernmouse
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2013

Thank you for your continued devotion to our store!

Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

Great variety and options, my husband was skeptical but loved the chocolate! They give you huge portions ( me and my 3 yr old barley finished half of the small size!) great service! Enjoy!More

1  Thank dairyberrys
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2013

We're glad you enjoyed our gelato. Yes, our portions are big (after all, we're Alotta Gelato, not Alittle Gelato, right?), but there is another factor involved: since gelato has less air whipped into it, it is denser and more filling. We occasionally suggest a smaller...More

Reviewed 28 May 2013

The owner is a wealth of information about Silver City, stays open late, and btw makes a mean gelato with many flavors.

1  Thank GracetravelerArizona
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2013

Thanks for your words of encouragement; to know how much people enjoy our gelato makes all the hard work worthwhile!

Reviewed 27 May 2013

Alotta Gelato was open late, we were the only customers, both proprietors were serving, the rocky road was perfect, over flowing scoop, if you get a chance stop by.More

1  Thank Lisa W
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2013

Thanks for the review! We make our Rocky Road with a chocolate hazelnut gelato chock-full of sliced almonds and miniature marshmallows; we find that it's a nice, mellow alternative to our chocolate gelato, which is *very* chocolate-y. We're glad you enjoyed it. If both my...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061-5410
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City
  • Phone Number: +1 575-534-4995
  • E-mail
Description
New Mexico's oldest gelato shop, serving home made gelato (Italian ice cream) and fresh-baked desserts. Featured in Fodor's, Frommer's, Moon Guides, and Travel section of the NY Times! Located in Silver City's historic Arts & Cultural District, Alotta Gelato is open 7 days a week from Noon to 9:00 PM (Sun-Thu), or Noon to 10:00 PM (Fri-Sat). Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, and we can pack your purchase 'to go.' Ask about our dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free flavors. Find us on Facebook!
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