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).
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.
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.
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.
The Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.
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