With warm weather on the way, we are looking forward eating obscene amounts of gelato, spumoni, and Italian ices this summer. An nobody does Italian better than Brooklyn! Here in Bensonhurst, we have the best authentic Italian shops right in our vicinity. Live la bella vita and indulge in what the neighborhood has to offer — delizioso!
L & B Spumoni Gardens
– The best of the best is the famed L & B Spumoni Gardens. Since 1939 L & B has been the premiere destination for spumoni and pizza. The location is divided into three sections: the spumoni, pizzeria and the dining room restaurant; they have the best spumoni hands down!
Location: 2725 86th Street
Flavors: Pistachio, Vanilla and Chocolate Spumoni
Prices: $2.75, $3.25 a cup, $5.50 for a pint and $8.75 for a quart
Villabate Alba –
Mangia! Villabate Alba Pasticceria-Gelateria has the best gelato that Bensonhurst has to offer. It was founded in 1979 by the Alaimo family and continues to serve the Bensonhurst community the finest Italian treats, over thirty years and three generations later. You’ll feel like you’re back in the Old Country with these Sicilian treats!
Location: 7001 18th Avenue
Flavors: Strawberry, coffee, nutella, pistachio, chocolate bacio, torrone, stracciatella and many more.
Rimini Pastry Shoppe
– Since 1973, Rimini has been baking fresh pastries and treats every day! They have a variety of pastries, cakes, gelato and cookies. This neighborhood favorite has a wide variety of gelato flavors in the summer time to fulfill your sweet tooth!
Location: 6822 Bay Parkway
Flavors: Chocolate, pistachio, lemon, tiramisu, cookies & cream, etc.
Price: Scoops $2, quart $8 and $15
Savarese Italian Pastry Shop –
For generations, Savarese has been serving famous Italian gelato and ices. In addition, they do pastries and extravagant cakes that are gorgeous. They have over 100 flavors! Including Italian favorites: amaretto, straciatella, zabaione, castagne, bacio and tiramisu.
Location: 5922 New Utrecht Avenue
Flavors: Cappuccino, cannoli, tiramisu, strawberry, zuppa inglese, strawberry
Tasty Pastry Shoppe
– Located on the border of Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights, the Tasty Pastry Shoppe. It’s the tastiest pastry shoppe you ever did step into! They offer everything: cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pastries, cupcake cakes, gelato and they even have a Nutella bar! Added bonus: they offer sugar free, gluten free, low carb and fat free products. In addition, they offer vegan products too.
Location: 8218 13th Avenue
Flavors: Chocolate, cherry, vanilla
Prices: $5 pint