A new family-owned cafe on St. Claude Avenue brings the much-admired New York bagel to the Marigny, a local rarity that one of the owners personally transports from New York City, in addition to homemade gelato, Italian ice, paninis and more.
Raffaele Iorio, his wife Roseann, and his daughter Rosaria opened Nola Mia Gelato Cafe last month, taking over what used to be a vintage music store and venue next to the Allways Lounge and steps from other late-night music destinations Hi-Ho Lounge and Siberia. The family serves a handful of brightly-colored Italian ices, 18 flavors of gelato, and pressed paninis with fillings like mozzarella and tomato, chicken cutlets, and prosciutto, as well as the bagels - while supplies last.
Nola Mia Gelato is among other developments to its area of St. Claude Avenue, which just saw a Starbucks open next to Robert’s grocery store, the iconic Gene’s Po-Boys go up for sale for $5 million, and the closure of longtime beauty supply store Beauty Plus after owners said they found out rent would triple.
Nola Mia Gelato Cafe is open daily from around 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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