Pagoto has moved! Our favourite place for Greek-style gelato is now slap bang in the middle of Eaton Mall – right in the centre of the Oakleigh dining action.
Our friendly hosts, Gerry and Netka, now have a much smaller space than the old place in Portman Street. But Gerry still makes all the gelati onsite, at the back of the store, and they still whip up fresh waffles. At the time of our visit, there was only room for 16 gelato flavours on display, but a new freezer cabinet was on its way, which will provide heaps more choice.
No seating inside, but seating in Eaton Mall will be coming (awaiting permits).
Pagoto – which is Greek for ice cream – produces all the usual gelato flavours, using top quality ingredients. But unique to Pagoto are its traditional Greek flavours. Like watermelon and fetta (awesomely good), chocolate baklava, galaktobouriko, and visino (gorgeous sour cherry).
And like any good gelateria, Pagoto’s menu changes regularly, highlighting an extensive repertoire of flavours.
The gelato comes in cups or cones, as well as tubs to take away. Or on top of those freshly made waffles for an extra indulgence.
Benny chose ekmek. This is a traditional Greek dessert with layers of cream between kadaifi (shredded pastry), topped with pistachios and drizzled with honey. Gerry has substituted his vanilla gelato for the cream, and Benny loved it – definitely the star flavour of the day.
I adore Pagoto’s mastiha (mastic), but felt obliged to check out some of the non-Greek flavours for a change. My pick was pistachio gelato paired with a dark chocolate sorbet. All good, but next time I’m going back to the Greek specialties.
Pagoto Gelato & Waffle House
7-9 Eaton Mall
Oakleigh Vic 3166
T: 0418 301 333