100 Favorite Dishes: No. 43 -- Gelato Cup from Sonny's Gelato Café

As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 43: Gelato Cup from Sonny's Gelato Café

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Tyler Krome
From left to right: Nutella, Maple Walnut and Stracciatella gelato

Sonic has capitalized on their catering to cars logic. Some Dairy Queens even have walk-up windows only. Ice cream is a novelty, of course, but what place can you find the sweetest gelato and still drive away with dessert in your hands, without even taking off your seat belt?

Sonny's Gelato Café in Boca doesn't just shell out more than three dozen flavors of gelato, they serve it up in a drive thru. If you aren't in a rush, you can grab a cup of Nutella gelato, sit outside on the plastic furniture, and listen to a middle-aged man sing in Italian and play the accordion. It may sound like nonsense, but really, it's a superb Friday night. Even Sylvester Stallone has been rumored to treat himself to Sonny's when he's in town.

With more than 40 flavors made locally - including Nutella, Maple Walnut and Stracciatella (pictured) - Sonny's not only has the quantity to show off their gelato greatness, but has even had their taste of our Best Of accolades, winning "best gelato" in 2007. Solidifying their rock-solid reputation with years of sticking around east Boca doesn't hurt, either.

Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 44: Tuna Tartar from Canyon Southwestern Cafe
No. 45: Banana Praline French Toast from the Hurricane Cafe
No. 46: Paneer Makhani from The Palace 
No. 47: Bruschetta Pizza from Pizza Fusion
No. 48: Falafel Sandwich from Falafel Bistro
No. 49: Philly Cheese Steak from Philly Steak Sub Shop
No. 50: Bizcoche de Maiz from Maracas
No. 51: Rotisserie Chicken from Publix
No. 52: Encebollado de Pescado from Cafe Paraiso
No. 53: Fish Tacos from Kahuna Bar & Grill
No. 54: Lobster Corn Dogs from Rok:Brgr
No. 55: Gazpacho from John G's on the Beach
No. 56: Black & Blue Oysters from Shuck-N-Dive
No. 57: Latin Macho Burger from Latin Burger
No. 58: Dover Sole from French Corner Bistro & Rotisserie
No. 59: Cider Doughnuts from Chef John Carlino
No. 60: Breakfast in a Pot from Tom Sawyer Restaurant and Pastry Shop
No. 61: Fried Jumbo Shrimp from Betty's Soul Food
No. 62: Pastrami Sandwich from Primanti Bros.
No. 63: "Monster" Hoagie from LaSpada's Original Hoagies
No. 64: Truffled Chips from YOLO
No. 65: Black Skillet-Roasted Mussels from Timpano Chophouse
No. 66: Fish Sandwich from Lazy Loggerhead Cafe

No. 67: Fresh Tomato Pizza from Pizza Time
No. 68: Seafood Salad Sandwich from Le Tub
No. 69: Wings from Lefty's Tavern
No. 70: Sake Flight from Wild East Asian Bistro
No. 71: Croque Monsieur From Croissan'Time
No. 72: Mushroom in Tin Foil at Marumi Sushi
No. 73: Tapas Sharing Platter from Johnny V
No. 74: Cherry Crunch Donut from Dandee Donut Factory
No. 75: Brussel Sprouts from Cafe La Buca
No. 76: Linguine Vongole from Il Bellagio 
No. 77: Housemade Charcuterie from Market 17
No. 78: Crab Benedict at the Downtowner Saloon
No. 79: The Aileen Special from Undergrounds Coffeehaus
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
No. 82: Pulled Pork Sliders from Gratify American GastroPub
No. 83: Fagottini al Tartufo Bianco e Nero From Apicius Ristorante e Enoteca
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger



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Location Info

Sonny's Gelato Cafe

2151 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant


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Sonny's Gelato was a must when I was going to school in FAU. Have your tried their cinnamon gelato? And they have white chocolate and Nutella too. Nuf' said.

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