MostBest Chicago | Gelato

It could take you hours to decide which gelaterias are truly the best. Don’t waste your time—MostBest knows the Top 3.

You may think gelato is just a fancy Italian word for ice cream, but don’t be mistaken. This rich, creamy delight is in a league all its own.


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True to the style of their Italian forefathers, only the finest and freshest ingredients (some imported directly from Italy) are used to create daily batches of authentic and classically flavored gelatos. A delightful bonus is their recently incorporated gelato-equipped Vespa. If you happen to cross paths with their little yellow Italian scooter-turned gelateria cruising around West Town, flag it down for a creamy and delicious treat!

We Love Their: Blood Orange, Chocolate Hazelnut

2034 W Division St
(773) 227-7333


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All of this spot’s exceptionally unique flavors are crafted masterfully using artisanal processes and made fresh daily in small batches. While they stick to traditional methods, Black Dog aspires to create new flavor combinations. The menu is also rotating, providing a new experience every time. Chef and owner Jessica Oloroso knows what people like, and it shows in every bite.

We Love Their: Goat Cheese Cashew Caramel, Butterscotch Bourbon Pecan

859 N. Damen Ave
(773) 235-3116


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Each batch of gelato at Paciugo is made fresh daily using the finest ingredients from around the world. Their gelato typically contains 70% less fat than ice cream and has no trans-fats or high fructose corn syrup. They offer about 30 flavors daily, but they have more than 300 recipes that include traditional favorites in addition to more adventurous flavors. If you’re looking for a tasty treat, do yourself a favor and give Paciugo a try.

We Love Their: Sweet Potato Organic Maple Syrup, Black Pepper Olive Oil

3241 N. Broadway St.
(773) 248-8433