I love Mulberry Street. My great-grandfather was born there in 1916, back when it was truly an Italian-speaking neighborhood. Most of the Italians have since moved up and out to Long Island or New Jersey, but there are still plenty of spots where you can step out of Little Italy and into the old country, and M’O Il Gelato is one of them.
Finding gelato in New York – real gelato that is rich and creamy, the way it’s made in Italy – is hard to find. Marco Vighi, a pastry chef who has spent years making artisanal gelato, spends his time perfecting and developing new flavors back in Italy, and flies back and forth to New York several times a year to introduce them.
When my European friends visit New York, this is where I take them. Especially if you don’t have the stomach for America’s huge, sugary-sweet dessert portions, M’O Il Gelato is for you. The mint chocolate chip isn’t artificially colored green – it’s 100% natural with no artificial flavor, colorings or preservatives
Special tip: Order the hot panino with frozen Nutella gelato.