Gelato fans of Coral Gables and throughout Miami have a reason to get excited now that Amore Gelato Art Caffè located at 153 Giralda Avenue is open for business. Created by husband and wife team Robert Klemm and Gail Sosby, Amore Gelato offers customers a gourmet experience in cuisine as well as the chance to peruse and purchase photography along the walls of the caffè. Klemm, who is a professional photographer, is responsible for curating the caffè visual decorum. Upon entering I discovered nothing short of a gallery ranging from pieces taken at Miami’s own Gold Coast Railroad Museum to a variety of scenic photographs taken during trips to Italy which Robert sites as being a joint passion for both he and his wife.
Early on when talking to Robert Klemm it becomes clear he is not just an artist for his photography but also for the specificity towards the craft of making gelato. He breaks it down by explaining to me the butter fat percentage difference between gelato and ice cream. He goes on to point out that the organic cane sugar used in the sweetener process, which is cut with another sweetener called Stevia, provides for a much healthier choice when choosing gelato over ice cream. “You eat gelato warmer than ice cream,” he tells me. “With ice cream you have a lot of toppings. In gelato the flavors are just so intense you don’t need any toppings.” It stands to reason that Robert knows what he is talking about. He has been making gelato for the past two years. Both he and Gail have attended schools in Los Angeles and in the state of North Carolina. He has also worked in various gelaterias in cities in New York and Arizona.
I was invited to try lunch before sampling the gelato which takes little convincing on my part. While perusing the menu Robert suggested I sample the soup selection. He provided me three soups which included a taste of butternut squash, tomato bisque and cream of mushroom. The butternut squash was the equivalent of having a dessert. Both the tomato bisque and Cream of Mushroom were delicious and savory. In the end I chose a bowl of cream of mushroom. After the soups I ordered a Cobb Salad as my appetizer which was a perfect starter and then onto the main course of a Panini Turkey BLT which was also delicious. Robert emphasized that the quality of the food is a healthy choice for a healthy crowd. “We use really fresh vegetables for the salads and we do our own turkey breast and chicken. Nothing processed.” He goes on to mention that now the caffè has its beer and wine license and will be doing happy hour on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays. “We have bellini’s, that’s what I want to do.” He describes the Italian Cocktail for me, a combination of Prosecco with peach sorbet or in Robert’s case, peach gelato. After hearing this I began anticipating my return to Amore Gelato Art Caffè on one of the aforementioned days.
After lunch we proceeded with yet another taste test this time the gelato. Robert was kind enough to provide a sample taste of each of the flavored Gelato’s. I sample the lot and realize that the flavors that stand out most for me are almond, hazelnut, and amaretto. The experience confirms what Robert spoke of to me regarding the flavors of gelato being intense but not overpowering. I made sure to not let any go to waste.
Amore Gelato Art Caffè is in the epicenter of what I believe to be Coral Gable’s food scene. It’s location is perfect for attracting a variety of clientelle. Being a new member of the Coral Gables Restaurant Row, the caffè has already had a chance to participate in Giralda Under The Stars this past January and plans to participate in the event again by taking their tables and chairs onto the street February 5. Save the date for February 5 and keep in mind Amore Gelato Art Caffè on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for bellini’s.
liolmosJanuary 25, 2016 at 9:02 am
I really want to taste the exotic flavors, mainly the mushroom. Also the use of Stevia, is a great reason to go there!!!
ezajchenkoJanuary 25, 2016 at 11:04 am
The amaretto gelato was really good. It wakes you up like a shot of caffeine. And I have to say the Cobb Salad was out of this world good.
NhiJanuary 25, 2016 at 10:40 am
Wow, looks amazing! I love the atmosphere of the restaurant, and gelato is right up my alley. I want to visit!
PaolaJanuary 25, 2016 at 10:33 pm
Gelato is right up my alley too! :)
Camille (@JoinMeInMiami)January 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm
I am a big gelato lover! This looks like a great place to check out.
PaolaJanuary 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm
There are so many gelato places but I love that this one has a photo gallery. Definitely worth checking out.
hotpinkshrinkJanuary 25, 2016 at 7:01 pm
Sounds like it would make a great lunch date spot!
SabrinaJanuary 26, 2016 at 11:52 am
I ate their food yesterday! The Mediterranean Chicken wrap was very tasty. Unfortunately I had to take it to go, but I’m looking forward to stopping by for gelato and looking at the photo gallery one of these afternoons.
Teresa Gail SosbyJanuary 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm
What a great article! Thank you so very much!
We hope to see you again real soon!
Grazie & Amore!
Amore Gelato Art Caffe
EliJanuary 31, 2016 at 12:18 pm
Hey Gail! I’m definitely coming by Amore. For the past few weeks I’ve been on Dad duty and haven’t had the time to make it out on the evenings. I’ve gotta make it out for happy hour one of these days. See you soon.
GailFebruary 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm
Super – we will be on the lookout! This coming Friday, instead of Happy Hour, we will participate in Giralda Under the Stars. It is a blast. If you can, that would be a great evening for fun, but of course I will be super busy and not able to chat. Next week I will be in Philadelphia, but Robert will be here.