I recently was told of this new gelato location that not many people knew about.
I was contacted by one of my subscribers that there was this secret gelato location located in a restaurant on the Itasca country club property.
The person also goes on to tell me that this is the best gelato I will ever have the opportunity to try. I was definitely intrigued and made my way to this elusive gelato spot to check it out for myself.
The name of this gelato pop-up is called Undici Gelato in Itasca.
I first needed to find exactly where this secret gelato pop-up was located. Through social media, I was able to speak with the owner Antonella.
I was informed that the gelato shop was located in the restaurant Fox and Turtle on the Itasca country club grounds.
I sat down with owner Antonella and spoke with her about her gelato pop-up. I also was going to be able to experience all the flavors of her gelatos via her unique gelato flights.
I went during the afternoon on a weekday. The location is not hard at all to find. I parked in the Itasca country club parking lot. I walked through the Fox and Turtle restaurant doors. I went down the stairs to the restaurant and there is the gelato shop.
I have presented two beautiful gelato flights that can be ordered by anyone. It was not special to this occasion. The flights consist of four unique gelato flavors that are a good portion.
My first taste was of one called Gianduia Crunch which had a chocolate flavor, the most wonderful creamy texture. It was hands-down one of the best gelatos I’ve ever had in my life.
I continued down the line of the gelato flights. The flavors range from unique, such as some garnished with delicious Italian pizzelles, to refreshing fruit sorbet. I was shocked that this place was not all over social media and how good and unique all these flavors were.
I could comfortably say hands-down this is the best gelato I’ve ever had in my life. I wanted to get to know the owner better, so we sat down and talked about how she came up with these unique concepts. I also wanted to know about her passion for gelato that can obviously be tasted in her creations.
The owner of this unique gelato shop is Antonella. I learned that she learned her craft under famous chefs in Los Angeles, but due to personal reasons, she moved back to the Chicagoland area.
We talked about family and it is very evident in the small space that she operates in that family is very important to her. The space where her gelato shop is located is adorned with pictures of her family and friends that are close to her heart.
I also learned that Antonella does so many charity functions for first responders. This place was not just about the best gelato I’ve ever had in my life. This place was really something special because the owner is a fantastic person not only a great chef.
This place needs to be visited and the gelato needs to be tasted to experience what I experienced. I cannot tell you how fast you need to go here and enjoy her delicious gelato creations.
The flavors are too unique to detail in this food review; they must be tried in person.
Undici also has a full latte menu with other homemade desserts to try.
I give a rare rating of 10 out of 10 to Undici gelato in Itasca.
Definitely go check them out and tell them Chicago Food King sent ya.
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