Despite the rather audacious dual claim of frozen custard and Italian pizza specialties, Gema Pizzeria succeeds in pleasing all critics, thanks to refined, traditional, and extremely tasty fare, which is mostly made from produce bought at nearby Jean-Talon Market. Because of the pizzeria's location in Montreal
's Little Italy
, it would not be wise to make false Italian food claims, and luckily, Gema Pizzeria is authentic. The decor, undertstated yet upscale, is welcome in the otherwise kitschy area. The Impasto pizza has become the menu favorite, but you can't really go wrong. But keep some room for dessert: You don't want to miss out on homemade frozen custard.