I’m jumping on the bandwagon — a bandwagon that’s been full since this place opened. Located in Downtown Las Vegas next to Viva Las Arepas, Art of Flavors is a small shop by Desyree Alberganti that produces house-made gelatos and sorbets that have forced many to forget about the once popular Luv-It Frozen Custard a short distance away. Their selection of gelatos and sorbettos, made daily, is excellent. Check out Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to see what their daily flavors are. The water-based sorbetto is light and smooth with the pina colada flavor yielding bits of coconut and prominent pineapple and rum flavors just like the drink. The rocky road and cookies and cream gelato were much sweeter and creamier, perfect for warm Vegas days. To truly appreciate what they have to offer, check out truly unique flavors such as sweet corn, avocado, and pear and gorgonzola.
— Review updated: July 12, 2016 —
The interior has been upgraded, but the product isn’t as good since the departure of Desy Alberganti. They still have some unique flavors like gorgonzola/balsamic, rosemary goat, roasted carrot caraway, apricot bay leaf clove, and red chili flake cocoa but the texture isn’t as silky and creamy as the old recipes. They tend to melt quickly.
After trying several samples I opted for a small ($4.99) of mesquite corn and grandma’s moonshine apple pie with almonds. The sweet corn flavor was a nice change of pace, with bits of corn worked into the gelato. The idea of it may seem odd, but it was executed fairly well. The apple pie was dominated by almonds. Too many in my opinion.
Art of Flavors is still a decent spot to go if you’re in the area, but no longer the king of the gelato hill.
1616 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104