Just in time for the scorching summer months, the new Gelateria Toscana at the Italy pavilion in EPCOT is a welcome new addition.
The menu includes a variety of gelati and sorbetti, plus floats, “gelati creations”, pastries, boozy frozen drinks, beer and wine, coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Two scoops of gelati in a cone or a cup will run around $8, with floats and creations going up to $11.75.
Chrissy on our team tried out a few of their offerings today. Here’s what she had to say.
I ordered the Amerena Cherry gelati in a cup, the Coppa Delisia (strawberry, vanilla, cookies and cream, with strawberry sauce and whipped cream), and the Cannoli al Cioccolato (cannoli filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate, and candied orange). Because hydration is so important, I also got a Sanpellegrino Aranciata (orange). The line was very short today, but there were some first day jitters — I received my cherry gelato three times, but the strawberry sundae was delayed while the gelato melted. I have no doubt that they’ll improve their systems as everyone gets used to everything.
The cherry gelato was thick, rich, and sweet, and it was certainly enough to share. I’m a big fan of orange soda, and so the Sanpellegrino was a great way to get that flavor without any additional sweetness. The cannoli was delicious, with just the right amount of contrast between the crunch and the creamy filling.
The biggest surprise was the strawberry sundae. Compared to the gelati, it wasn’t very sweet. It certainly was enormous, but truthfully the better option is to go with the scoops of gelati. Two scoops by themselves feel like a better value, and the whipped cream detracts from the amazing gelati flavor. If you’re truly craving a sundae, remember that you’re not too far from Beaches and Cream — go there for the sundae and stay here for the gelati.
We’ll be back to try more of the treats this summer (hello frozen sangria!) , but we are so excited to welcome this new location.
Does anything on the menu sound appealing to you? Let us know what you think in the comments.