As part of Austin’s ongoing takeover of Houston’s restaurant scene, the Capitol City’s best gelato is finally ready to make its Houston debut.
Announced via release, Dolce Neve will officially kick open the doors at 4721 North Main Street in the Heights later this week. As Eater reported last year, the Austin-based gelateria has been in the works since last August, and was originally slated to make its debut in January. It is known for its creative takes on the traditional Italian frozen treat, along with gelato popsicles, sandwiches, and sorbets.
The gelato at Dolce Neve comes with a serious pedigree. It’s crafted by Francesca Silvestrini, who studied the craft at Italy’s Carpigiani Gelato University, an actual college where chefs can learn how to make the finest gelato. Later, Silvestrini worked for Gelateria De’Coltelli, described as one of Italy’s most famous gelato shops.
Houstonians have Greenway Coffee’s David Buehrer to thank for Dolce Neve’s expansion to Houston. The coffee guru is a huge fan of Dolce Neve’s gelato, and will be able to easily walk and get a fix at the shop, which is just a stone’s throw away from Buehrer’s popular breakfast spot Morningstar Coffee & Donuts.
Dolce Neve is set to open its doors on Thursday, March 30. The shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.