Be Happy Eat GelatoTM
Handcrafted Gelato & Sorbetto
Gelato is Italian-style ice cream. Our gelato starts with all natural, award winning milk from the Hudson Valley and only the finest ingredients are added to create our gelato & sorbetto (vegan). Each flavor is made on premise in small batches to ensure freshness.
Our chef, Kristina, sources many of the fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmer's market and other top ingredients from specialty markets.
Sorbettos (vegan) are offered daily.
Flavors change seasonally as well as at the creative whim of Kristina.
Affogatos, Espresso Drinks & Tea
Our espresso comes from Italy so you know it is good! We are a full espresso bar serving a variety of coffee drinks and a large selection of tea from Palais des Thes.
We highly recommend an Affogato! It is a small scoop of gelato with a shot of espresso poured over it. Fior di Latte is the classic gelato served but we also recommend our Tahitian Vanilla.
Dolce Brooklyn is a small family business run by Kristina & Pierre. Their teenage daughter also works in the shop and their 6 yr old is known to occasionally help out too!
Kristina, our gelato chef and co-owner, spent years working behind a computer in product and strategy jobs. The time came to get out from behind her computer and extend her passion for cooking/baking into something she could really enjoy. She took a trip to Sardinia one summer and tasted some really good gelato and decided this is what she wanted to do. She always loved ice cream but after tasting real gelato, nothing really compares. She took a course in the States and then went on to Bologna, Italy where an Italian chef extended her knowledge and taught her the proper techniques to make real Italian gelato and sorbetto.
Pierre, co-owner. is a classic entrepreneur and jumped at the opportunity to start this business. He brings with him that entreprenurial spirit as well as years of experience running a company.
Red Hook, Brooklyn
305 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231