I tried L'Arte Del Gelato (75 7th Ave South). Actually I was on my way to Cones when saw this new place. 2 flavors in a small cup is $3.95, a bargain compared to Grom. This location has been open only 1 week and still smells of paint and tile work. The service was good. And the gelato flavors I tried were quite good. The cherry vanilla gelato was delicious, and the dulce de leche was a real standout. They claim to make the gelato fresh daily, whatever they are doing is fine by me because the product is quite creamy and delicous--and fair priced. I have been a Cones fan for years, but I must admit, the texture at L'Arte beats Cones in creaminess and overall fresh clean taste. Though, Cones has more unusual flavors. I wish L'Arte opened on the UWS instead of Grom, L'Arte is better and cheaper. In sum, I highly recommend L'Arte Del Gelato. I will return--often.
75 9th Ave (15-16 St) or 75 7th Ave S