Angelo Brocato, a family business that has dished silky gelato and traditional Italian sweets since the turn of last century, is a Mid-City icon. Steeped in old world charm, this is the place for anise biscotti, espresso-laced tiramisu or house made cassata cake. The gelato is the stuff of dreams, studded with pistachio, shot through with caramel, oozing dark chocolate. Then there’s the granita, Italian ice bright with fruit like local satsumas and watermelon. It's the perfect way to chill on a hot summer’s day. Shapely Italian beauties smile behind the counter, expertly piping ricotta to order into cannoli shells. Pair them with a dark espresso from the shiny copper machine, and all is right with the world.
Angelo Brocato, 214 N. Carrollton Avenue, 504.486.0078, angelobrocatoicecream.com