First place winner of the 2012 Florence Gelato Festival, Bella Gelateria offers gelato and dairy-free sorbetto daily in artisan batches from scratch. The gelateria opened in June of 2010 and quickly captured the authentic gelato market using old-world handcrafted techniques and making all the gelato at home in the gelateria. Working with local farmers and growers, Bella Gelateria uses only the best local and global ingredients, so all flavors are in season and rotated daily. Their gelato is well under 8% fat compared to the average ice cream, so you can eat healthier – or more of it. Some of the most popular flavors include black sesame, earl grey, salted hazelnut, lavender, toasted pecan, and dark chocolate. Bella Gelateria is also home to a true Italian coffee shop that uses the famed Milano coffee beans, and they use only real chocolate for their hot chocolates. Bella Gelateria has become a hot spot for people looking for artisan gelato and an experience of the kind of quality that can be found in Italy.