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“Everybody here loves our gelato,” he
added. “We’re very excited about this.”
Astoria was the right place to open an
artisanal gelateria because the neighborhood
is growing very fast, D’Ambrosio said,
and because there’s a great mix of families
with kids and young professionals who are
looking for good food.
Plus, while it’s easy to find good, authentic
gelato in Manhattan and Brooklyn,
D’Ambrosio realized that western Queens
was lacking an artisanal gelateria.
“Our goal was to open a gelateria offering
gelato that’s even better than in the
city,” D’Ambrosio said.
Plus, Manhattan is full of tourists who
come and go; D’Ambrosio wanted his
business to become a local staple that residents
return to again and again.
“We say that we are serving happiness,”
he said. “We’ve seen that in the two weeks
that we’ve been open: people are happy
when they try our gelato.”
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