Location: 1357 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
La Paloma has been around since 1967, so it’s pretty much the OG gelateria in the GTA. You can’t argue with that type of history; they’re obviously doing something right (though I recently panned Johnny’s Hamburgers, which has also been around since 1967, so I guess you can argue with that type of history).
Anyway, it’s good. It might not be the best gelato in the city, but it’s definitely not the Johnny’s of ice cream.
On my most recent visit I had the Sicilian pistachio. It tasted like they were using pistachio flavouring or even other nuts in there (something about the flavour was a bit off), and it was a bit too sweet, but it’s still quite satisfying.
It helps that the texture is great, with a nice creamy richness. It’s definitely above average.