Pappalecco – Downtown San Diego


Resto Review: Downtown San Diego’s Pappalecco

These folks seriously know their gelato. After a long tortuous walk to downtown SD, my friend and I finally made it to our destination: Pappalecco, a corner Italian joint that specializes in gelato and coffee. After sampling the different varieties, I settled for the nutella and stracciatella (chocolate chip) gelato, $3.50 for 2 scoops.

Let me tell know, the way this creamy goodness melted in my mouth. The nutella seeped through my taste buds ever so delicately and the stracciatella’s oddly shaped chocolate chips (they were shaped like they froze as they were drizzled into the mix) were semisweet but blended oh so well with the milky and slightly sweet gelato. Perfect texture: silky smooth.

It doesn’t hurt that essentially all the staff are Italian, even speaking Italian to customers and good looking at that. The place has a nice, quaint hipster charm and is what I’ve always dreamt my perfect study spot would look like. Too bad I don’t live in SD.

Score: 4.5/5

– Justin


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