At the Westfield Century City, competition for frozen desserts is tough amongst the six contenders, including Eataly’s Il Gelato. Located on the first floor of the vast Eataly complex, Il Gelato makes fresh gelato daily, using milk from the highly acclaimed Straus Creamery.
There always seems to be a line at Il Gelato, even though their flavors are not enticingly displayed. Instead you’ll find shiny lids, leaving you up to your imagination as to what they might contain. With 30 flavors to choose from, not being able to see them made selecting a little more difficult.
A single scoop costs $4.80. Unlike Bacio di Latte, you’re limited to just one flavor, although the serving is slightly more generous.
The mango sorbet was bursting with freshness and tasted like pureed mango in sorbet form.
My daughter was a little salty because she wanted to go to Bacio di Latte, but I dragged her over to Eataly instead.
Her chocolate chip gelato was a bit on the firm side and contained dark chocolate chunks, which she didn’t like (fool). Even though she finished the entire cup, she insisted that she did not enjoy her gelato. Yeah, right.
Still it’s hard to Il Gelato to live up to the visual splendor of the gelato display at Bacio di Latte (which also lets you select up to three flavors for a single). Plus the lines over at Bacio di Latte are much shorter than Il Gelato. So while the crowds continue to descend upon Eataly, I’ll be over at Bacio di Latte.
Location – Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 90067
Website – https://www.eataly.com/us_en/stores/los-angeles/la-counters/la-gelato/
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes