I really, really wanted to mention Mario's Gelati. Hands down, one of the best makers of gelato that I have ever tasted. The texture is so smooth and the gelato has the perfect balance in that it is not overly sweet or heavy.
And the flavors? PLENTIFUL. I have such a difficult time picking one flavor to enjoy while we are there. This last visit, I enjoyed Nocciola which is hazelnut flavor. Out of this world and it is apparently imported directly from Piedmont, Italy. So very good and creamy.
There are also flavors there that I have never seen before. I've seen green tea before but durian or black sesame gelato? These folks are on it.
I actually sent them an email asking if there are any restaurants or stores that sell their products here. They have distributors as far as Calgary and Winnipeg but I think they need it here in Edmonton too! I'll update this post if I hear back from them.
Less than a block away from the famous Olympic Village, their fantastic glass-front building is a definite must stop for me and my family.
Mario's Gelati Ltd.
88 East 1st Avenue,
UPDATE: Email received from Mario's Gelati: