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San Jose's 3 best spots for low-priced Italian treats

Sweet Gelato Tea Lounge | Photo: Smruthi S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on February 19, 2020.

Craving gelato?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable gelato sources in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Sweet Gelato Tea Lounge

photo: jeanne c./yelp

Topping the list is Sweet Gelato Tea Lounge. Located at 979 Story Road, Suite 7084 in East San Jose, the spot to score bubble tea, gelato and coffee is the most popular cheap gelato spot in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,109 reviews on Yelp. The gelato spot also offers Japanese mochi, sorbet and both fruit and milk tea.

2. Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream

Photo: Jonathan E./Yelp

Next up is East San Jose's Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream, situated at 999 Story Road, Suite 9072. It's an outpost of the national chain. With 4.5 stars out of 373 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score gelato has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. Look for flavors like mango, pistachio and Thai tea. Take-home pints are also available.

3. Dolce Sicilia

photo: alfredo m./yelp

North Willow Glen/Gardner's Dolce Sicilia, located at 1165 Lincoln Ave., Suite 110, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Italian spot, which offers desserts and gelato, five stars out of 88 reviews. Stop by the cafe for cannolis, limoncello mascarpone cake, apricot cookies and more. There's also a variety of coffee drinks on offer.


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