Italians? In Berkeley?! OK yeah, I know. It’s just so easy though! Although I suppose I should give it a rest, as I didn’t actually go to the one in Berkeley, but the satellite branch in Pleasanton.
It was a cute brick store front with an awning and patio seating area. I managed to not be distracted by the tasty looking selection of chocolates, cookies and other treats in the front of the shop – remember the primary objective – ICE CREAM! Er, gelato. I’m still not exactly sure what the difference is.
Anyway, there was a nice selection of about a dozen flavors, for the most part pretty standard. The one thing that seemed a little unusual was the Toasted Almond with Caramelized Figs – according to the website it’s famous, so maybe a signature flavor? but for some reason I just wasn’t feeling it. I went with coffee. Good solid flavor and nice and creamy.