Located in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Sugarhouse neighborhood, Dolcetti (“treats” in English) serves up some of the best gelato I’ve ever had the pleasure of devouring. I’ve never been to Italy, but I’m 95 percent confident that Dolcetti’s gelato is better.
The actual shop is quirky and inviting, It embodies the spirit of Sugarhouse: granola, historic, quaint and very, very tasty. Which means there are “I Spy” tables, subway tiles, bistro chairs and chandeliers. It’s the Anthropologie of gelato shops.
Now to the gelato. Oh, the gelato. I know this is a cliche phrase, but it truly is out of this world. You know when you eat something that you know isn’t #Whole30 and you don’t regret it one bit? That’s how it feels to consume this gelato. It is a guiltless and freeing experience.
I do have one complaint: they don’t make my favorite flavor (coconut sticky rice) every day (insert crying emoji). However, their other flavors are delicious and I still leave happy. But this coconut sticky rice gelato! GUYS. It has actual rice in it. It’s insane but it works. It’s creamy but not rich. It almost tastes like it *could* be healthy. Because anything with coconut milk is basically a super food, right? That’s what I’m telling myself.
This last week I visited Dolcetti with my older sister. They unfortunately didn’t have my favorite flavor so I settled (btw, you can’t “settle” at Dolcetti–everything is amazing) on half browned butter banana and half caramel walnut brownie gelato. Dolcetti goes above and beyond the plain, vanilla flavors (ha … get it? vanilla? no? okay). Both flavors were unique and delicious. The browned butter added this nutty, caramelly flavor to the banana ice cream. And when I realized there were actually pieces of real brownies with walnuts in the caramel-swirled gelato, I legitimately got excited. Dolcetti clearly doesn’t settle at mediocrity.
If you haven’t made your way to 9th and 9th in Sugarhouse, start driving there ASAP.
902 E 900 S | Salt Lake City, Utah
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday thru Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.