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Italian Gelato in Markham Chinese Mall

syoung | Oct 5, 2008 01:08 PM

I did a search but no one seems to have raised this yet but...

Strange as it seems, an Italian gelato and pastry shop has opened up at First Markham Place at Woodbine/Hwy 7. It's called Piazza Gelateria & Cafe, located inside the mall (where you can get pirated DVD's) at the southern-most entrance where the Optical place used to be.

My Italian brother-in-law says it's the real deal as they have a store in Woodbridge as well and they may have the best Gelato in TO! But opening inside a Chinese mall? I don't know. I went there for a look and they were fairly busy on this Sunday afternoon! Didn't buy anything (too cold today for ice cream!) but picked up a brochure and found they have a website as well: http://www.piazzagelateria.com/.

Has anybody tried this place or the one in Woodbridge?

Kind of risky to open an Italian Gelateria & Cafe inside a mall where 98% of patrons are Chinese... probably as ballsy and GRANDiose as opening a dim sum restaurant in Etobicoke! ...sorry Bokchoi! ;-)

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