Gelati by d’Asporto, 3/11d Murray Street, Yarraville.
As if we aren’t spoiled enough in the inner west for ice-cream and gelati … along comes Gelati by d’Asporto.
Under the auspices, of course, of the namesake pizza/pasta/Italian joy restaurant just around the corner and – also very much part of the same family business – another eatery at Rifle Range shopping centre and the fabulous kiosk at Williamstown Beach.
The new gelati shop is all smiling business and no fuss – just ice delights and a couple of standing/leaning tables to enjoy them.
Given the plethora of eating – and coffee – options in Yarraville village, this streamlined approach makes all sorts of sense.
I make my first visit, as a guest (see full disclosure below), with high expectations that are easily met and even surpassed.
Prices range from $4.80 for a single scoop and upwards – pretty much regulation gelati prices, in other words, but on the excellently cheap side given the quality at hand.
My twin scoop deal for $6.80 strikes me as a fine deal.
The flavour line-up (see below) is agreeably concise.
My first-up selections …
Mascarpone and fig – creamy, heavenly.
And mildly flavoured, as is usual with this ingredient combo.
Bacio – really, really superb.
Largely thanks to the inclusion of wonderfully crunchy hazelnuts.
I pay another visit the next day and go for the choc mint – and it, too, is lovely.
Will we be back?
Over and over and over …
Opening times are 2-10pm Mondays-Thursdays and 11am-10pm Fridays-Sundays.
(Consider The Sauce enjoyed Gelati by d’Asporto as a guest of the management and we did not pay for our sweet treat.)