14 years ago, a suave Italian 😉 came to Malaysia and made Malaysia his home.
Like all others, he seeked the comfort of his country’s cuisine & FORTUNATELY for us, he did NOT open ANOTHER Italian restaurant.
Instead, he creates with his hands..lovely creamy gelato, the way he knows how, the way he recalls they were like in Italy & as authentically as possible despite being 9700km away from home.
Dr. Massimo Minecci started Gelatomio (aptly named My Gelato), from a humble 12 flavours shop to currently a gelati-empire boasting 60 flavours with outlets in Time Square, Subang Parade, Pavilion KL, Penang, Melaka and Johor.
He supplies approximately 70 major hotels and restaurants in KL which includes Shangri-La, Le Meridien, Pan Pacific, Prince Hotel, Hilton, G Hotel, chinoiz and espressamente.
Massimo’s secret to his success? HARDWORK (what else?) & top grade ingredients; only the best are chosen, and most of them are imported from Italy to preserve the authenticity of his gelati.
His gelati adheres to stringent Quality Control, where the toppings/nuts & CHOCOLATES are imported from Italy, and the FRUITS used for Gelatomio fruits-based gelati are sourced from the best countries that produces them.
I love Gelatomio ‘s Mango (the flavours of the fruit are really intense) & I find the Soy-apple to be a lovely sourish-sorbet gelato.
The DARK CHOC (Regular – RM6.60) is rich & creamy (NO MILK added!) and the Black Sesame (GOMA) (Regular – RM6.60) is one of the best I tasted so far. I started to compare it to other Japanese restaurants’ version, till Dr Massimo grinned & said he supplies if not ALL, 70% of the gelati in the Japanese eateries in Malaysia!!!
Actually, prior to this session, I sampled Gelatomio’s gelati before ( in April, as per the date of picture taken). I had the Crunch & Rum (RM6.60) then.
As soon as I put a spoonful in my mouth and swooshed it around with my saliva, I thought, “….hmmm…NICE.” :yes:
The Crunch & Rum is delightfully ALCOHOLIC :good: :good:
The Gelatomio Pavilion KL added a new feature that his other outlets do not carry: the cold stone. Aptly called ‘Gelatomio on the Rock’, you can choose your favourite flavours to be ‘fried’ together with your favourite toppings on the cold slab.
I had alcohol on the rocks before but ice cream on the rock?? :unsure:
below: The cold stone.
So cold that you can see a layer of thin ice on the surface.
2 different bowls at the side of the “work space” holds MELTED white & dark chocolate. Massimo ladles a spoonful of melted chocolate onto the slab & spread it out thinly. The liquid chocolate cools & forms a paper thin layer.
For our chocolate “bowl”, Massimo mixed both white & dark chocolate.
An order of Gelatomio on the Rock is RM 19.80 where you choose 2 flavours of gelati – (ours was Macadamia & Double Choc) & 2 toppings to be mixed with your gelati. If you wish to have it served to you on a chocolate bowl, ADD RM2.00. Additional toppings are RM1.00 each.
The lucky bunch of us enjoyed: (anti-clockwise frm top left)
Gelatomio on the Rock – Macadamia & Double Choc gelato with Oreos, chocolate crisps & chocolate chips imported from Italy. :good:
Gelatomio on the Rock – Strawberry Cheesecake, Blueberry cheesecake gelato with apple pie fillings (made in house), figs & chocolate chunks (all imported).
Rum & Raisins, Orange Cointreau & Crunch & Rum – the ALCOHOLIC gelati bowl. :good:
All of Gelatomio gelati is 93 – 97% FAT – FREE ! (hence my title – License to Indulge 😉 ). For their Fruity range, it is only water, sucrose, fruits added (and of course whatever it is that is needed to make it set). No cream or milk.
Another option: The Platter (RM16.00) which is great for sharing & also to prevent the gelati from being mixed up once it melts.
For our platter that day, Massimo chose Coffee (rich aroma & taste of coffee), Berries (made from Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries & raspberries, & as expected was sweetish sour), white chocolate ( smooth & not overly sweet), & Calamansi (sorbet-like & extremely refreshing! This one really perks up the tastebuds!).
I “Liked” Gelatomio on FACEBOOK !!! Have you?? :heart:
With so many flavours offered by Gelatomio, you can be sure to find one that you’ll enjoy. I would personally recommend Dark Choc, Sesame, Calamansi, Crunch & Rum, Coffee & Mango!
Gelatomio, Level 4, Pavilion KL (in front of Forever 21).
Pavilion, Times Square, IOI Mall & Subang Parade.
Dataran Pahlawan – Melaka, City Sq – Johor & Gurney Plaza, Penang.
Gelatomio on FACEBOOK.
TQ to sweet Mei Ying for the invite & Dr. Massimo for having us! *hugs*