Dolce Gelateria Brings Italy to the West Village

Staff Writer
The shop has 50 flavors of gelato and sorbet
Gelato
Julia Ruxin

All of the gelato and waffle cones are handmade.

Yesterday marked the first ever Sweetness of Life event at Dolce Gelateria.

Guests were able to sample some of their specialty items like the Italian gelato sandwich, which consists of two flavors packed into a brioche bun, the affogato al caffé, made up of vanilla gelato with espresso poured on top, and a classic gelato cone in one of their homemade in house waffle cones.

The space, which reopened July 4th weekend, is held in what was formerly L’Arte Del Gelato under the same ownership.

The small storefront is quaint and unassuming, and is nestled in the heart of the West Village. Over 50 flavors of gelato and sorbet are made by hand in a laboratory in Ridgewood, New York, with all natural ingredients and an authentic gelato-making process.

Dolce Gelateria serves classic flavors like caramel, coconut, Dolce di Latte, and pannacotta, while also serving unique items like Almond Bliss, eggnog, fig, and Rocher.

Their sorbet selection includes flavors like cantaloupe, mango, and peach. 

At the event, some of the guests' favorites were the olive oil gelato, which is made from owner Salvatore Potesito’s olive grove in Italy, and the rice pudding gelato.

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