In keeping with the invasion of restaurants from Texas’ other major cities, a sweet new import from Austin plans to land in Clutch City next year.
Dolce Neve, an authentic Italian gelato shop, is currently working toward opening its first Houston outpost at 4721 N. Main Street. According to Dolce Neve co-owner Marco Silvestrini, you may have Greenway Coffee’s David Buehrer to thank for bringing some of Austin’s best gelato to H-Town.
“Our good friend David Buehrer, owner of Morningstar, Blacksmith and Greenway, is one of our regular customers and was always asking when we would open a shop in Houston,” says Silvestrini. “The opportunity presented itself in the same shopping center as Morningstar so we couldn’t pass this opportunity to have David as a neighbor and be part of the Houston community.”
Open in Austin since January 2014, Dolce Neve (Italian for “sweet snow) is owned by Silvestrini, his sister Francesca, and her fiance Leopoldo Ferrarese. The shop juxtaposes traditional gelato flavors (think pistachio and stracciatella) with more modern interpretations like ricotta honey and pistachio, mascarpone-coffee, and chocolate crowned with candied orange peels.
Dolce Neve is expected to land in Houston in early 2017. In the meantime, get thee to Morningstar and say thank you to David Buehrer.