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    La Divina Gelateria

    EAT

    3005 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    504-342-2634
    www.ladivinagelateria.com
    Hours: Mon-Thu 7am-10pm; Fri 7am-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm

    La Divina Owners Katrina and Carmelo Turillo fell in love with gelato while living in Florence, so much so that they brought the frozen treat to their New Orleans home in 2007. Five years and three shops later, the couple hired Chef Mia Calamia to lead production. What happens when you let a chef loose in a gelato shop? Scoops of interesting flavors like Beet-Lime and Goat’s Milk Pepper. Calamia not only churns out creative gelato flavors, but her über creamy (downright divine) gelatos and sorbets have the texture, mouthfeel, and balance of an Italian masterpiece—all without the aid of powders and bases. Try her sundae specials with homemade cookies and compotes made from local produce. And for diners who don’t think ice cream constitutes a balanced meal, La Divina also serves Italian espresso, sandwiches, and salads.

    Recommended Dishes:
  • Sweet Corn Gelato and Butter-Pecan Cookies
  • Beet-Lime Sorbet and Goat's Milk Pepper Gelato

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