Yes, it’s true! We heard about it a little while ago, but scarcely dared to believe it. Finally, this weekend, we drove up to Clay Terrace in Carmel to check out Gelato Da Vinci ourselves. And it’s twoo, it’s twoo! Perhaps not up to Florentine standards, but perfectly passable gelato, right here in Indiana. How exciting is that?
We had to try the chocolate, of course, as that’s our standard. Not the best we’ve had, of course, but not the worst, either (and this is compared to gelato around Italy, so “not the worst” is actually pretty high praise). We also tried the rose (not as intense as Fenoccio’s, but not bad at all), the “love affair” (Tia Maria and coconut) and the “Italian kiss” (bacio, which is basically nutella). But the standout was the creme brulee. Excellent! Definitely a flavor to go back for.
Afterward, we tried a scoop of the blueberry sorbet, mostly out of curiousity, and it was okay, but if I hadn’t seen the sign, I might have guessed it was raspberry.
Clearly we’ll need to go back for further research–though if anyone knows of any other gelaterias in Indiana, please share!