Cool Down at Hot Italian

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Hot Italian has taken its New York state of mind to the next level with the introduction of streetside gelato and sorbetto, a welcome sight on a sun-drenched Sacramento day. The 13 gelato varieties—think 31 flavors transposed—include Madagascar Vanilla, Tiramisu and Chocolate Orange. Two fruity sorbettos (today’s options: Cantaloupe and Strawberry) round out the mix. All are $3 for cone or cup, and for another buck you can have your cool, creamy treat spread on a pastry roll, sandwich style.

Look for the sliding glass takeout window next to the restaurant’s front door on 16th Street. Ciao!

Hot Italian: 1627 16th St., Sacramento; (916) 444-3000; hotitalian.net