i know i haven’t gelato-blogged in approximately one million years, but this is BIG news and i just have to share: Florence’s best gelateria has arrived in NYC. that’s right, Vivoli is here. i’ll give you some time to jump up and down in excitement about that. go ahead, i’ll wait.
okay, we good? so maybe you’re wondering how this wondrous news come to light? well, i just opened up my daily Tasting Table email which i usually don’t even have time to glance at, but the word “gelato” caught my eye. upon reading that glorious word, Vivoli, i gasped quite audibly, and knew i had to share the love. so here we are.
i first tried Vivoli in the summer of 2001, when my family was visiting my sister, who was studying abroad in Florence at the time. i wasn’t a gelato expert at the time, but i knew it was something special, and all trips to Florence since then have been complete with the Vivoli experience. so what i’m trying to say is, this is super exciting. maybe… just maybe NYC will finally have better gelato than Philadelphia. now how about that.
there is however one small catch. Vivoli… is inside Macy’s. as in, midtown. ughhh. i was just there two days ago buying a mattress! if only i had known. still, that must be some kind of sign. of what, i’m not sure, but i do know that wading through the tourists is gonna be totally worth it and i’m going to get myself back there just as soon as i can. i’ll let you know how it goes… maybe.