Thursday, July 10, 2014

Charlotte Eats: Va da Vie Gelato

After a rooftop (all-American) lunch at JJ's Red Hots on the Fourth of July, Mark had the genius idea to stop for a sweet treat on the way home. Va da Vie opened about 8 weeks ago and we have been anxious to treat ourselves.  I am not a gelato professional, and am definitely not an expert, but this stuff is the real deal. During my family's 2007 trip to Italy, gelato was a daily indulgence and the gelato I enjoyed at Va da Vie was as fresh and authentic as any I had while in the Motherland. 

I had a scoop of Lemon Ricotta and Mark doubled up with Stracitella and Bacio, all of which were incredibly delicious. Will was a huge fan as well. What a good little Italian baby!

Va da Vie is locally owned, and the gelato is made from scratch daily. Best of all, the owners source local ingredients. This gem of a gelato shop is located in the Park Road Shopping Center in a small building on the edge of the large parking lot.


  1. I think I just read an article about this in Charlotte Mag (maybe? Or one of the other local pubs). Anyways, I was eyeing that lemon ricotta flavor on the wall, glad to hear it was delicious. The perfect treat to keep cool these days.

  2. mmm gelato!! my favorite desert ever! Anna Dusek