Organic milk from grass-fed cows. Bronte pistachios flown in from the slopes of Italy's Mount Etna. Free-range chicken eggs used the day they're laid. It's safe to say Pitango Gelato is a wee bit obsessive about the ingredients in its frozen treats. At their Fells Point storefront, which opened earlier this summer (802 S. Broadway, 410-702-5828), each gelato is kept in its own lidded compartment to prevent flavors from mixing. And such flavors! We love the simple, eggy indulgence of its crema-flavored gelato, but we're also enamored of the more complex offerings, like a "mojito" sorbet that combines mint and lime into one refreshingly icy treat. All we can say is that obsession tastes great.
A new gelateria is a little bit crazy and a whole lot delicious.
Issue date: August, 2007