Angelo Brocato – Local “Guide” Food Review

Italian Ice Cream flavors at Angelo Brocato - Local "Guide" Food Review
Angelo Brocato Ice Cream, Gelato and Italian Ice Flavors

Our blog series continues with Angelo Brocato, a Local “Guide” Food Review. A brief history – Brocato started making gelato and ice cream in Italy before there were even hand cranks! In 1905, Angelo Brocato opened his ice cream parlor in the lower French Quarter, known then as “Little Italy”. These days the shop is located at 214 N. Carrollton Ave. (near the intersection of N. Carrollton Ave. and Bienville Street).

Sweet Treats at Angelo Brocato
Sweet Treats at Angelo Brocato

Angelo Brocato is one of my all-time favorite places for gelato and desserts in the city. I’ve been coming here since the early 1990’s and have enjoyed this place every time. I usually order the lemon ice, it’s the perfect mix between tart and sweet, but I’ve probably tried pretty much everything here and liked it. I’m not a fan of Cannoli, so I leave that alone, although my husband is a big fan. I’m also less crazy about the Swan Cream Puff. The cream part I like, the puff part not so much. The Almond Crescent is great, too, as is the Tiramisu. It helps that Angelo Brocato is pretty inexpensive. 

A sampling of baked good at Angelo Brocato - Local "Guide" Food Review
Assorted Baked Goods at Angelo Brocato

Enjoyable, Family Atmosphere

Also, what makes this place so enjoyable is the vibe here. Lots of people come in groups, and with their families, often multiple generations. You can tell that they’ve probably been coming for many years.  

Angelo Brocato
Angelo Brocato in Mid-City

Location, Location, Location

The place is also easy to find, right on N. Carrollton in Mid-City. For those without a car, Angelo Brocato is at the Bienville Street streetcar stop, the red line that runs between Canal Street downtown and City Park. They open at 10am Tuesday thru Sunday and close at 10pm Tuesday thru Thursday, 10:30pm Friday and Saturday and 9pm Sunday.  Angelo Brocato gets our highest rating ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️.

DISCLAIMER:  We are not epicureans, we are not paid for reviews, we are not affiliated with our review subjects and we are definitely not critics by trade.  We are local tour guides sharing our honest opinions.

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