Assorted Housemade Gelato ($8)

Chocolate, Caramel, Basil, Orange cream, Vanilla

bettola gelato

My thoughts: After such a disappointing entree, I thought it best to end on a sweet note–pun intended.  So the menu is a little deceiving. You get a choice of 3 of the assorted gelato listed. I chose chocolate, caramel, and basil. I ate the basil first, which was a nice transition to desserts from such a hearty meal. When I moved on to what I expected to be my favorite–caramel–I was shocked with another unfortunate disappointment at Bettola. This was not caramel at all, but rather coffee. A really abrasive, and slightly burnt, coffee. Reminded me of a chicory gone wrong. I couldn’t stomach eating the entire portion of it, and decided the chocolate may be worth the calories. The chocolate was rich, creamy, and decadent. After such a heavy winter-like entree, I couldn’t handle it. I should have just chose basil x3.


Overall, I don’t see what the hype about Bettola is all about in Birmingham, but will return again to try their pizza and give it another shot.


2901 2nd Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
205•731•6499–> site printed on their menu, but isn’t active…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s