A dollar well spent

crisan gelato case

A hard choice.

Crisan's $1 scoop of gelato is back.

We recommend the tiramisu flavor.

That is all.

Find It

197 Lark St
Albany, NY 12210


Hooray!! One scoop chocolate, one scoop coconut, here I come!

Too bad the weather isn't at all matching up with gelato/ice cream season...

yeah right! go for the pistachio!
also, the girl that works there is pretty cute.

If the weather doesn't make you think of gelato (though honesty, everything makes me think of gelato, which can be unfortunate in more... initimate... moments), I highly recommend the double espresso with a scoop of your favorite flavor, as long as that flavor is chocolate.

Not to be a naysayer, but last year right at the end of the season, I ordered a hazelnut gelato. It tasted like bleach. Something was very off. It was only the second time I ordered gelato from Crisan. I will be back, but I will be wary of the bleach flavor.

*jumps up in the air and runs in place for three full seconds before taking off in the general direction of Lark Street*

Now, this is news.


Is this northern Italian gelato (milk based) or southern Italian gelato (water based)?

I was thinking about going for a run after work and then I saw this. Thanks a lot guys...

I can think of a few people I would like to see ingest bleach. I'll definitely remember this info in the future.

does anyone know if Crisan makes their gelato completely from scratch? or do they use some sort of premade mix? I was under the impression it came from a mix, but perhaps I'm wrong. personally, i think i prefer A Cone of Your Own gelato (despite its pricey-ness).

I love the passion fruit! OOH IT’S SO GOOD!!

curious: I don't know if anyone in the area makes their own gelato (well, except me, but that's what comes with having the ice cream bowl for one's KitchenAid). I would wager a small sum that they all come prepacked from some distributor.

I have never been there. I should make it a point to go. I still haven't had my spring time ice cream/gelato fix! Can you believe that!?!

@B - I'm quite sure Aromi d'Italia on the corner of 155 and Western makes their own. I believe the ingredients come from Italy.

Good to know charley! I'll have to check it out!

Thanks for the heads up - we went there last night. We had a lovely urban evening in the 'hood. Bongiorno's (sp?) on the patio, then walked up for gelato, then talked to neighbors on stoops on the way home. Yeah nice weather!

Unfortunately A Cone of Our Own went out of business a few months ago.

when i was in crisan today i noticed that new hours have been posted...new closing times listed as 8:30PM and, maybe 9 something or other...i cant remember exactly.

what?? no more 9:58PM sprints up the street to get my sugar fix on hot summer nights, dashing through the door just before the clock ticks 10? darnnn.

that's ok. my love for crisan goes on and on....

For those who are curious: Yes, Crisan makes their own gelato.

According to Crisan's website, they make their gelato "from scratch using Meadow Brook dairy products." Had their gelato for the first time tonight, pistachio, it was lovely.

Also, factor in inflation. I believe the single scoop is $2 now. Still worth it.

Sadly, inflation has affected even our beloved gelato. It's $2 per scoop now.

P.S. I highly recommend a scoop of the chocolate, hazelnut or honey (which they almost never have, and it's insanely good) in their espresso. So much sugar. So much caffeine. So goddamn good.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

International Tuesday at The Low Beat

How many of you out there went to Valentine's in Albany when it was still around? Raise your hand. (**cups hands over brow bone, squints,... (more)

The state is looking for someone to design murals for the ESP food court

The state Office of General Services is looking for a New York State artist to paint murals on four walls of the recently renovated food... (more)

Morning Blend

Race for governor + The Cuomo campaign's response to Cynthia Nixon entering the race for the Democratic nomination: "Governor Cuomo has delivered more real progressive... (more)

Who owns this street, grinder pumps, just-arrived email, a school expansion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Cynthia Nixon is running for governor

It's official: Cynthia Nixon is running for governor. She's lining up a challenge to Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary. That's her announcement video embedded... (more)

Recent Comments

Washington Avenue definitely needs more than one lane in each direction, but that doesn't mean it can't be redesigned. They can reduce the size of the lanes, add a median, and add a protected bike lane where the shoulder of the road now lies. I agree, however, that the entire Harriman loop would have to be redesigned and that includes those over-passes, so this would be an extremely expensive undertaking if they want to do it right. But there could be significant development on the land that is now wasted by asphalt that could offset that cost and bulk up the tax base for the city.

Cynthia Nixon is running for governor

...has 3 comments, most recently from Danielle Sanzone

Who owns this street, grinder pumps, just-arrived email, a school expansion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

...has 3 comments, most recently from Mike

787 is sticking around for a long time, but if you want to change it the time to start is now

...has 4 comments, most recently from Anonymous

Studying the future direction of Washington Ave

...has 14 comments, most recently from Mk

A good home inspector?

...has 17 comments, most recently from Sally