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A Super Cute Bakery Lands in Downtown Gretna & Freret Gets a Gelateria

Start the week of at these new dessert spots

Amore Bakery and Cafe opens in downtown Gretna

FRERET— Helen Freund reports that Uptown has a new spot for gelato with the opening of Piccola Gelateria. The cafe serves Italian coffee, 18 seasonal flavors of gelato— lemon mint, pistachio, tiramisu— along with a menu of piadina (flatbreads) and plans for crepes. Status: Officially open at at 4525 Freret St., Sunday & Tues-Thurs, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Frid-Sat, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Facebook here. (954) 618-8141. [Gambit]

WESTBANK— Super cute Amore Bakery and Cafe hits downtown Gretna from pastry chef and Brocato’s/Hotel Monteleone alum Sage Spicuzza and family, Todd Price reports. Italian and French pastries, Coast Roast coffee, beer, gelato and plans for beignets, zeppoles and light lunch fare to come. Status: Officially open at 307 Huey P. Long Ave., Tues-Thurs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri-Sat, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (504) 322-2122. []