Both Paul's folks and the December 2009 Delta magazine recommended this little gelato shop for its quality and unique flavors.
It was very cold, and slightly sprinkling. I'm not sure what we were thinking. But, it was kind of close; so, we went ahead and hiked to the location. We were saddened to learn that the window of the stand faced outside. There was no way of going inside to eat our ice cream in the heat. We were going to have to walk and eat to stay warm.
The gentleman behind the counter (I think it was the owner) was exceptionally nice, and I have to admit that his attitude sold the product. Being it was so chilly, I might have turned down the ice cream (a pregnant woman turn down food?), but he was very generous with the samples; so, I felt obliged to order something. The creative flavors like lavender just did not sell me. I guess I'm pretty boring when it comes to my choice of ice cream flavors. I was even disappointed with my peanut butter selection. But, it could just be the cold and rain.
Bottom line. I probably wouldn't visit il laboratorio del gelato again on my own. If I were with someone else there. I would stick with straight chocolate (maybe vanilla) and would definitely only eat it in the summer!