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about

creating happiness one scoop and smile at a time

To those seeking a unique and creative treat, Dave's Gelato is the creator of authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto that you will remember, because each scoop comes with friendliness and fun. Our small batch gelato and sorbetto is handcrafted in Columbia Falls, Montana using traditional Italian methods with fresh, local, and internationally sourced ingredients. It’s a fusion of flavors inspired by the mountains of Northwest Montana and regions throughout Italy. We serve our gelato and sorbetto within 3 days after its made, so it's always fresh and tasty.

Shelled and unschelled pistachios

what is Gelato?

The word gelato in Italian means ice cream, but it's different than American ice cream.

  • Gelato contains less cream (fat) and more milk than American ice cream.
     

  • Gelato has less air whipped into it than American ice cream. This creates a rich and dense texture.
     

  • Gelato is served at a warmer temperature than American ice cream. A warmer serving temperature means greater taste.
     

  • Gelato is made and served fresh.

what is Sorbetto?

Sorbetto is the Italian word for sorbet.

  • Sorbetto is a dairy-free option to gelato.
     

  • Sorbetto is made from fresh fruit. In Montana, we select the finest cherries along Flathead Lake and of course, delicious huckleberries hand-picked from local mountains. We use filtered water to make our sorbetto.
     

  • Like gelato, sorbetto is served at a warmer temperature than American sorbet. A warmer serving temperature means greater taste.
     

  • Sorbetto is made and served fresh.

A cup of pisctachio gelato
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Schedule and Locations

Where to Find Our cart

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Look for the blue and white gelato cart at Depot Park in Whitefish, across from the Whitefish Amtrak Station. We will serve fresh gelato and sorbetto flavors of the season. Flavors also compliment the festival's German cuisine.

September 24, noon - 11:00 pm

September 30, 5:00 - 11:00 pm


Depot Park

510 Railway Street

Whitefish, MT 59937

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We will be at Flathead Valley Community College for their benefit event supporting student scholarships. The event takes place in the new Wachholz College Center.

November 5, 6:00 pm


Wachholz College Center, FVCC
795 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901

Flavors - Sept. 24

Choose up to 2 flavors per cup

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Lemon
sorbetto (dairy free, GF, Vegan)
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Orange
sorbetto (dairy free, GF, Vegan)
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Pistachio
gelato (GF)
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Pumpkin Spice
gelato (GF)
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Apple Cider
gelato (GF)
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Maple Syrup & Bacon
gelato (GF)

Thank you! We'll be in touch.