We are diehard gelato gunkies and have driven all the way to Petaluma for the good stuff and we were thrilled to find the best of the Bay right in our own negihborhood. It is Gelato Firenze right on Lakepark in the Grand Lake/ Lakeshore district of Oakland.
They have strsight up genuine Italian gelato and sorbetto that could have easily come from any shop in Florence or elsewhere in Italy. They have over 30 flavors and also make soy versions.
I had a large (up to 4 flavors) with Rum Raisin, Mocha, Butterpecan and Chocolate. Can I tell you I almost died and went to heaven?
The Owner is a sweet gal named Ashley who really loves what she does and was totally open to feedback and even my recipe for homemade caramel sauce as she is experimenting with that flavor.
Please try to go to this great find. It's a welcome addition to the area.