Ice cream lovers, get excited, because the Scott’s Addition location of Gelati Celesti opens to the public today at noon! And if you stop by on opening day, you might be treated to something special… 😉
The new shop is located at 1400 N. Boulevard, at the corner of Boulevard and Norfolk Street. It has all the ice cream you’ve come to know and love, along with industrial, yet inviting feel we’ve come to expect in Scott’s Addition. This is the fourth and largest location to date.
We had a chance to check out the sweet new digs at a preview event last night, and even Governor Terry McAuliffe was there to celebrate the success and growth that Gelati Celesti has experienced since opening in 1984.
We couldn’t resist doing an ice cream taste test so we could share a few of our favorite flavors with you from the menu. We’re also pretty excited about the retractable garage door, which was open on this unseasonably warm February night.
Most Popular Gelati Celesti Flavors
1. Chocolate Decadence. The number one best seller for the past 30 years, comparable to brownie batter.
2. Just Ask. White Chocolate-based ice cream mixed with creamy peanut butter and oreo chunks.
3. Salted Caramel. It’s just like it sounds!
Meg’s Favorite Gelati Celesti Flavors
My favorite Gelati Celesti flavor of all time is Just Ask, but I decided to branch out for the purpose of this taste test – M
1. Mango Sorbetto. Straight up mango, as fresh as it gets! As delicious as this tasted in February, I know it will taste even better on a hot summer day.
2. Buskey Hard Cider. I love hard cider so much I had to try this flavor, and it’s amazing how much the flavor came through! If you’re a cider fan, give this one a try.
3. Baklava. I thought I would like this one, I just didn’t know how much! Now if we can just get the Richmond Greek Festival to serve it at this year’s festival.
Kelsey’s Favorite Gelati Celesti Flavors
1. Don’t Ask. When I saw this on the menu, I couldn’t help but ask about it. Made with chocolate decadence ice cream, Golden Oreos and peanut butter, it’s basically the opposite of Meg’s all-time favorite Just Ask.
2. Praline and Cream. My all-time favorite Gelati Celesti flavor is cinnamon, but it’s seasonal and wasn’t on the menu. This was the closest flavor they had to cinnamon and I loved the added crunch from the praline.
3. Coffee and Cream. This coffee ice cream is for the latte lovers out there. It is not nearly as strong as the Dark and Dark Blanchard’s flavor ice cream or the Ironclad coffee flavor — although both are also delicious.
You can visit the new Scottt’s Addition location of Gelati Celesti Monday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
What’s your favorite ice cream from Gelati Celesti? Tell us in the comments below!