I was pleasantly surprised by Bovolo. I was illegally parked and rushing in for the gelato, but next time I’m in the area, this is going to be my lunch destination.
There’s a parking lot in back, but even so, on a Sunday in October, it was full. I snagged a menu on the way out and it looks so good. There’s a little section with tables in the back with additional patio tables outside.
This is more of a store with tables rather than a restaurant ... or so it seemed on my dash in and out.
This link has a lot of the menu items ... some changes due to seasonality.
Has anyone tried the zeppole or apple fritters?
Current pizzas not on the link
- Zucca – roasted butternut squash, Black Pig bacon
- The Harvest – fresh figs, roasted red onion, rosemary, gorgonzola, & pine nuts.
As to the gelato ...
This is really one of the top gelato shops in the Bay Area. Reading a lot of Melanie’s posts, it is nice to see how it has evolved. I can’t even imagine how wonderful it will be a year from now.
I had a taste of the peanut butter which had a rich, deep taste, like eating top-notch frozen peanut butter. The taste of ginger was lovely too. I was eyeing the rum raisin, but I was in a seasonal mood ... end of summer / early fall ... so it was the peach prosecco and apple spice.
The peach was lovely, but the apple really was the star. Unlike most apple spice ice cream/gelato, where pieces of apple are folded into vanilla ice cream, the gelato itself was pureed apples with the perfect touch of spice. It is the silky texture of this gelato that is so extrodinary.
Thanks Melanie for all those posts calling my attention to this great place.
Here’s the most recent gelato link I could find with a link to previous gelato posts.
More Gelato Greatness at Bovolo in Healdsburg
A few posts about their house made salami and other food.
Salumi @ Bovolo-Healdsburg
Housemade salumi and antipasti at Bovolo, Healdsburg
Healdsburg's Plaza Farms: Salsiccia Pizza @ Bovolo
106 Matheson St.
(inside Healdsburg's Plaza Farms ... if it wasn’t for the sign in the parking lot in back, I never would have found it since I forgot to bring the address. One half block away from Oakville Grocery and Downtown Bakery )
Tues – Thurs: 9am – 6pm
Fri – Mon: 9am – 9pm