Eccolopops Brings Authentic Italian Gelato, Pops to Downtown Miami (and Our Dogs Too)

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Coconut gelato made fresh each morning.
July has just begun, and everyone in Miami can't seem to shut up about how hot it is. We get it -- it's miserable outside. That means you have to get creative. When the A/C isn't enough, what's a guy or gal to do?

It just so happens that a frozen-pop shop opened last Thursday, right in time to cool us down.

Filippo Tavazzani, age 31, is 100 percent authentic Italian, and so are the products sold in his new downtown Miami store, Eccolopops. An admirer of the American dream since his youth, Tavazzani finally realized his goal of starting a business in Miami with the opening of his shop.

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Tavazzani with his Jack Russell terrier, Milo.
"When I visited Miami in 1999, it was love at first sight," he says.

He moved here permanently in February and set out to create an authentic gelato experience that stays true to Italian gelato methods. "It's hard to make gelato the way it is done in Italy because several products from Italy are inaccessible here in the U.S.," Tavazzani says.

The taste of the product is valued above all else, and everything is handmade in the back of the store. There are no added preservatives or flavoring, and Tavazzani himself makes the gelato base every day. Bonus: Vegans can enjoy anything on the dairy-free menu.

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"Right now there are 24 flavors of popsicles in the store, including staples like coconut, raspberry, and peach," Tavazzani says.

Classic gelato flavors like coconut, raspberry, and chocolate are sold in cups for patrons looking for a traditional experience. Ordering a small cup of gelato brings two scoops for $4.50, while a medium cup costs $5.50 and a large costs $7. Meanwhile, each pop in the store is sold for $3.20, tax included.

Location Info

Eccolopops

150 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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Valerio SG
Valerio SG

Farò di sicuro un salto prima di partire!:) Filippo Tavazzani

Valerio SG
Valerio SG

Filippo Tavazzani !!!!! Complimenti!!!

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Jennifer Ugarte
Jennifer Ugarte

Cool! Man, i need to be able to eat all the new stuff in Miami and NOT gain weight! LOL.

Paty Damera
Paty Damera

Jennifer Ugarte Yanessa Escandell Rivera and they have vegan option! Tell Jackie! Lol

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