Pandolfi now open, serving Palazzolo's gelato

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Gelato worth navigating Edina's back alleys.
A sweet new shop, Pandolfi, has opened at 50th and France in Edina, just east of Mozza Mia--but only accessible from the alley side, next to the parking garage.

The shop offers dozens of candies and chocolates, and even has a cotton candy machine. For nostalgic types, Pandolfi sells Snoopy Sno-Cone machines and a tabletop version of the arcade "claw" game.

The Hot Dish stopped by this week to try the shop's Oprah-endorsed gelato:

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Local mompreneur Jeanne Riha can be seen staffing the register, often with the help of her daughters, who can offer a suggestion for which of the 24 flavors of Palazzolo's gelato to choose.

From the few flavors we sampled, the gelato seemed on par with some of our other favorites, scooped at places like Fat Lorenzo's and Amy's Classic Confections. The cup pictured, mascarpone/caramel/pistachio (with a decorative-but-edible sugar-cone wafer), is a good place to get started.

Pandolfi Candy Gelato and Gifts
3904 West 50th Street (enter from alleyway)
952-928-3000
www.pandolfico.com
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

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HollyW
HollyW

Very average gelato, almost like regular ice cream than gelato.  The stracciatella tasted like cookies and cream, and the triple white chocolate was way too sweet.  The coconut wasn't good either, and my husband's triple chocolate was adequate but gooey.  We gave up and went to Jackson's instead.  bleh.  And overpriced, since it's in Edina.   Stick w Fat Lorenzos or Jacksons.

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