It only took me two months to find the BEST gelato and sfogliatelle in Sorrento but the wait was worth it for Dolce e Gelato (Corso Italia 183). They are the new kid on the Corso, having only opened three months ago. The gelato is creamy and rich. Just try mixing mente e gianduja in the same cup. Mamma mia, molto delicioso!
A breakfast of cappuccino e sfogliatelle won’t break the bank at €3.50 (approx. $4.40) and you can sit and enjoy it instead of starting the day in that rushed, harried Italian way.
Manager Giuseppe Apreda is ever the charming gelato ambassador and also insisted that I try their homemade ice cream pops on the same visit. Coffee and vanilla ice cream on a stick, covered in dark chocolate and nuts. I can live here!
The best part was when I returned a few days later for breakfast…..no, I was not having gelato at 9am. I was there with the hope of tasting a sfogliatelle, after sampling at every other pasticceria in vain. Dolce e Gelato wins hands down. It was still warm from the oven. The ricotta was as soft as butter and the crust, especially the corners, were a crispy delight. I can still savor it on my tastebuds as I write, along with the “happy” cappuccino made with a smile by barista Davide. Mangia bene.