Piedigrotta Bakery in Little Italy now has homemade gelato in a variety of flavors. It’s been a long time coming, says Bruna Iannoccone, who owns this wonderful space with her husband Carmen, also the shop’s baker. But she finally has a gelato machine.
Bruna says she plans to offer about 22 flavors. She just got back from spending two weeks in Italy and is excited about her product. I stopped by this afternoon and had a latte (one of the best in town) and a pistachio gelato. Other flavors include vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut and mango.
But the next time I go (probably tomorrow), I am going to follow Bruna’s advice and get an espresso with a dollop of vanilla or chocolate gelato in it and swirl the flavors. It sounds like the perfect drink to savor at one of the wood tables, surrounded by cases of fragrant baked goods and Italian music in the background.