La Cremeria Opening at 178 Mulberry on Thursday

Posted on: May 10th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Little Italy proper is poised to welcome a native Italian business into the neighborhood.  Indeed, Thursday is the official grand opening of La Cremeria at 178 Mulberry Street, a specialty gelato joint owned and operated by 33-year-old Bologna transplant Martino Caciagli.

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Where brown paper obscured the windows but two weeks ago, a clear view of the interior is now afforded to pedestrians.  And gone is the computer printout namesake; in its place, a pair of glass etchings.  Just ignore the scaffolding.  We spoke with Caciagli about his particular brand of gelato and how it compares with other local choices like il Laboratorio del Gelato or Grom.  All frozen fare served at La Cremeria is allegedly prepared with ingredients from the Italian homeland.  Caciagli went on to say that his gelato is essentially a native recipe that tastes creamier than the competition.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

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There are more than a dozen different flavors available, including weekly specials.  However, the price points are definitely on the expensive end of the spectrum – $4.50 for a small cup with one flavor.  Yowza!

Oh, and the retooled retail space doesn’t leave much room for lingering.

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