Through these doors on Las Vegas Boulevard South:

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….standing  in the shadow of both the Olympic Garden strip club (literally) and the Luv-it-Custard ice cream stand (figuratively), lies the best goddamned gelato ever to melt on a Las Vegas sidewalk.

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The brainchild of pastry chef Desyreé G. Alberganti, these luscious concoctions are all made on premises, with all natural flavors, no additives, and a ton of passion — passion (and intensity) you can taste with every silky smooth spoonful.

It is gelato so good that we at ELV think it could soon challenge Luv-it for frozen dessert fabulousness on this little corner of our humble burg. (Truth be told, Luv-it-Custard hasn’t been the same ever since the original owner stopped manning the booth a few years ago. Now, it’s run by a bunch of teenagers and it tastes (and feels) generic.)

There’s nothing generic about AoFG, however, and after one bite of the cioccalato di pepperocino (chocolate spiced with the back-of-the-throat warming glow of peppers), you’ll be tempted to abandon that forlorn little shed around the corner forever.

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Yeah, it’s that good.


1616 Las Vegas Blvd. South #130

Las Vegas, NV 89104


6 thoughts on “ART OF FLAVORS is Open!

  1. I’m done with Luv It. The gelato and sorbet at Art of Flavors are amazing and Desyree is a sweetheart. Be adventurous and sample some of the seemingly odd flavors (sweet corn, cucumber with ginger) – they’ve all been fantastic. I’m so glad she’s in the neighborhood. Bonus: You can wait inside and she takes debit/credit cards (unlike Luv It).

  2. No matter how many flavors are shown in the photos, any essay on Art of Flavors without capturing Desyree’s smile is incomplete.

  3. Just tried that spiced chocolate. Like a party in my mouth but with someone getting beaten up in the back. I would definitely return to try more.

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