Restaurant Spotlight: Nado Gelato by Bottega Italiana

August 13, 2015Spotlight Review

It may be September but the heat hasn’t faded. And what better way to beat the heat than to indulge in authentic Italian gelato at Nado Gelato by Bottega Italiana in Coronado? You might know it as “Nado Gelato” but regardless of the name, that doesn’t change the amazing flavor of this high-quality gelato. Nestled away on Coronado Island, this place is a favorite for anyone with a sweet tooth.

They take their gelato seriously at Bottega Italiana – locally-sourced, fresh ingredients, and no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Their fruit flavors are only made during their season and the color you see in those gelatos? They come from the actual, natural ingredients. You won’t find fluorescent neon colors here, something we can appreciate! They have one very prominent goal and that is to produce the highest quality gelato.

Bottega Italiana: “To honor this commitment to you, we make a point to avoid corn syrups, artificial colorings, flavorings and preservatives. Our fruit flavors are made only during their season, and the color in our gelato comes from the natural ingredients. No bright green pistachio or fluorescent yellow banana in our stores. When it comes to flavor and color, our gelato is strictly “come as you are.”

So many flavors!

One of the most common questions is “what is the difference between gelato and ice cream? Well, that is a great question. Gelato actually has about 60% less fat and calories than American ice cream – making this frozen dessert rich in flavor but low in fat. Okay, we’re convinced – to the gelatery!

Image source: Yelp by Hugh N.

Image source: Yelp by Hugh N.

This is just one of the many places you can experience on Coronado Island, along with the famous Hotel Del and many other parts of San Diego History. Join us on a Bite San Diego Coronado walking food tour to get a little taste of this island cuisine.


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