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Alotta Gelato - CLOSED

619 N Bullard St, Silver City, NM 88061-5410
+1 575-534-4995
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
13 Jun 2015
“Gone! Owner retired & couldn't sell business”
31 May 2015
“Alotta Gelato is Closed Permanently”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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619 N Bullard St, Silver City, NM 88061-5410
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 14 June 2015

We were looking forward to this delicious place, but found it recently closed. Locals hope a new owner will reopen!

Thank pepper13420
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2015

As mentioned in a earlier review, we did in fact sell the business. A new restaurant will be opening in our original location in the months ahead.

Reviewed 1 June 2015

Visited Alotta Gelato twice during Memorial Day weekend 2015. The business was flourishing with lots of customers. The owner explained that he was retiring on Memorial Day after many years with little rest. The gelato was very good. On their final Sunday open, the local...More

Thank Crpl_D
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2015

Yes, we have indeed permanently closed Alotta Gelato. Thank you for coming by. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers who have supported us these 11-plus years!

Reviewed 20 May 2015

Just read in the paper today May 19,2015 that the wonderful gelato joint will be closing down for good. The owners are retiring after eleven years . Boo Hoo! I will miss it.More

Thank e p
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2015

Closing? Yes. Going broke? No. As the article said, we're retiring. The shop continues to show a modest profit-- and we've given away more in cash and in-kind donations than we have taken in profit. Money is not the issue-- the 70-plus hour weeks are....More

Reviewed 16 May 2015

Gelato that is the way I remember from my youth, smooth, sweet, bursting with flavor. There is a variety of flavors, anyone a great choice.

1  Thank Wine2go
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2015

I am happy that I conjured up happy memories. Thank you for sharing that with us!

Reviewed 10 May 2015

Very friendly and accommodating owner. Huge selection of flavors. Excellent quality and more than adequate size servings.

1  Thank Churchwoman
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2015

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit-- thanks!

Reviewed 26 April 2015

Very disapointed, don't waste your money there, it's highly rated but I wonder why, we tried six kind of ice cream and they all tasted average to mediocre. The guy at the counter was grumpy too. Avoid.

Thank Koulou
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2015

Oh, well-- even Grumpy still got a kiss from Snow White. Thank you for your (minority) opinion.

Reviewed 13 April 2015

While we enjoyed our delicious gelato, Mitch filled us in on a lot about the town of Silver City, which we appreciated!

1  Thank GailDStorey
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2015

Thanks for coming by!

Reviewed 9 April 2015

The gelato is frosty and not the best that I have had. The service is amazing. However, I would not waste the calories. Sorry.More

Thank TravelingFool88005
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2015

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our gelato. I'd like to point out that if at any time after placing your order you find that it isn't what you hoped for, for *any* reason, we'll happily replace it, or give you your money...More

Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

I have never seen so many flavors of gelato in one place! And they were all delicious. We had the mango and raspberry, which also taste awesome together. The owner really knew his business, and about other gelato places around the state. Very friendly and...More

1  Thank ELKsquared
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2015

Thanks for writing about us! We're currently carrying about 35 flavors, some of which rotate depending on the time of year. If you think that's a lot, check out La Casa Gelato in Vancouver, BC-- they have 218 flavors available every day and have created...More

Reviewed 26 March 2015

Silver City is a cute, small, quiet town. You wouldn't expect to find a great gelato place here! I was very impressed by both the product and the people working there. You can tell they care about their business, their gelato, and their customers. Highly...More

1  Thank Rachel B
MitchHellman, Owner at Alotta Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2015

Thanks for the review. I'm glad that you were pleasantly surprised to find a shop like ours in our small town-- in Silver City, one learns to expect the unexpected! ;)

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 4
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 N Bullard St, Silver City, NM 88061-5410
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City
  • Phone Number: +1 575-534-4995
  • E-mail
Description
New Mexico's oldest gelato shop, serving home made gelato (Italian ice cream) and fresh-baked desserts. Featured in Fodor's, Frommer's, Moon Guides, and Travel section of the NY Times! Located in Silver City's historic Arts & Cultural District, Alotta Gelato is open 7 days a week from Noon to 9:00 PM (Sun-Thu), or Noon to 10:00 PM (Fri-Sat). Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, and we can pack your purchase 'to go.' Ask about our dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free flavors. Find us on Facebook!
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