The 10 Best Gelato Places in Pennsylvania!

Gelato is Italian ice cream, similar to American ice cream in some ways but also distinct. Made with milk instead of cream, with less air allowed to incorporate, the result is generally fuller and more impactful than its American iteration. Though it’s Italian, American gelaterias are increasingly popular and extremely delicious. Lucky for us, some of the best gelato in the nation can be found in Pennsylvania. Load up the kids, a date, or just your appetite, and embark on a grand tour of Pennsylvanian gelato! 

1. Capogiro Gelato Artisans, Philadelphia, PA

Capogiro serves all forms of Italian deliciousness, but their gelato really puts things over the top. With ingredients sourced at their prime (think macadamia nuts from Hawaii and coconut milk from Thailand), and thoughtful combinations like cilantro lime and champagne mango, this Philadelphia location is a winner worth visiting. 

2. Gemelli, West Chester, PA

Gemelli is absolutely adorable, and just so happens to scoop up some of the best gelato in the state. With almost everything, including toppings, made in house from local, organic, seasonal ingredients, this West Chester location delivers decadence of the highest caliber. Whether you stop in for a treat, order a dreamy gelato cake for a special occasion, or take an incredible gelato-making course (complete with take home pints), Gemelli is one of the sweetest spots in state. 

3. Mercurio’s, Pittsburgh, PA

Whether your tooth is feeling sweet or savory, Mercurio’s is the place to be. Excellence achieved in both pizza and gelato, both as fresh and flavorful as the other. With more than 200 flavors in constant rotation (from blueberry muffin to birthday cake), each visit is sure to be both delicious and unique. 

4. U’ll Scream, Transfer, PA

A seasonal treasure, U’ll Scream is mini but mighty, serving up some of the best gelato in state. Uncover one of our best kept culinary secrets, and be sure to try the butter pecan while you’re at it. 

5. Cocco’s Gelateria, Primos, PA

With ingredients sourced both locally and in Italy, Cocco’s is an authentic gelato experience in the heart of Pennsylvania. Whether you choose gelato or sorbetto (Italian sorbet), this Primos location delivers delight, every time. Stop in for a scoop, or order a cake for that special occasion! 

6. Sweet Scoops Gelato, Centre Hall, PA

Offering gelato, soft serve, and frozen yogurt, Sweet Scoops is a great way for everyone to get just what they want. From Italian originals like Stracciatella, to decidedly American delicacies like Peach Tea, the flavors and quality at this Centre Hall shop are tough to beat. 

7. Dave’s Deli & Gelato, Bethlehem, PA

You may not expect incredible gelato from a deli, but Dave’s is on scene to shake things up. Pop in for a sandwich and a scoop, or simply treat yourself with some heavenly dessert, whether you eat in shop, take a pint home, or special order a cake or pie. 

8. Pop’s Italian Ice, Philadelphia, PA

Originally a South Philly pushcart, Pop’s has certainly come a long way. Now with two locations in South Philadelphia and Havertown, Pop’s is serving up iconic Italian ice and gelato to generations of smiling faces and hungry bellies. 

9. Amendola Deli-cious, Scranton, PA

Anther deli scooping up some serious gelato, Amendola sets the pace on Scranton’s dessert scene. An equally impressive food menu makes this a palate pleaser for even the pickiest crowd, and family ownership offers up some of the best service in state.  

10. Pizzeria Stella, Philadelphia, PA

With rotating flavors made from a top-secret family recipe, Pizzeria Stella is a must eat for gelato fanatics in the City of Brotherly Love. Stop by for an authentic Italian meal, or just enjoy a scoop or two of some of the best gelato around. 

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