A shop specializing in gelato will open within a new complex in Downtown Quincy. Co-owned by Quincy natives, Café Gelato will occupy 1,700 square feet in the new West of Chestnut development, bringing frozen treats and cafe fare to the neighborhood.
The hybrid residential-retail complex sits nearby to the Quincy Center MBTA station, and Café Gelato joins a handful of other restaurants that have signed on to open there, including Fuji and KKatie’s Burger Bar, among other retail entities.
Owners Denise Santini, Giancarlo Baldini, and Daniele Buzza have plans to serve pastries, sandwiches, salads, and coffee in addition to the gelato. "It’s always been our dream to open a café that features artisan gelato and other specialty items set in a dynamic urban location," Santini said in a release. Santini is also behind Casa Razdora, a fast-casual Italian restaurant in downtown Boston.
Buzza, who is from Italy, will make the gelato onsite, putting his time training under a gelato master to good use for the Quincy neighborhood. The cafe is on track to open in January 2017.