Bacio di Latte, some of the yummiest gelato in town.
Located at the Westfield Century City mall Bacio di Latte is the most sophisticated gelato shop I've ever been too. The history of store is simple. Two brothers from Italy, Edo and Gigi, want to open a gelato shop in Italy and spread it world wide. On a volunteer trip to Brazil Edo realizes there are no ice cream or gelato shops anywhere. He comes back to Italy and tells his family thats where he wants to open the first shop. He then begins his intense training on gelato. How its made, the way to flavor it, and how to store it. With a donation from their father the brothers go to Sao Paulo and open up their first shop, then the second, then the third. Now, with 70 plus shops they have come to the USA.
The Santa Monica Location has over 20 flavors. I was lucky enough to try them all! My favorites were all the chocolates and hazelnut flavors plus the lemon. It was sweet and super tart at the same time. All the gelato is available 2 ways on a cone (sugar or in house made waffle) or in a cup (several sizes available). If you get a cone, you can only choose 1 flavor. If you get a cup you can choose up to 3 flavors to try.
Did you know that Gelato is not made with cream? Only milk is used in the ingredients. Its all about the temperature that the gelato is kept. Its lower than Ice Cream. This is what gives it its beautiful texture and creaminess. Which means its lower in fat and calories!!!
May 2019 Update. There is now a new Bacio di Latte at Fashion Island in Newport Beach!
Bacio di Latte
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1790, LA, CA 90067
Located in the Westfield Century City Mall
The food at this restaurant was provided complimentary or at a discounted price, however all opinions are 100% mine. A free meal does not buy a good review.