Ciao Bella Gelato at New Town Coffee House

newtownThis new takeout joint on 31st St. just north of 30th Ave. would be pretty unremarkable, except for the fact that they sell Ciao Bella gelato–about eight flavors, by the scoop, for $1.50 a pop. Although it’s not quite as fresh as it ought to be (I wonder if I’m the only person who buys it), it’s still a vast improvement over B-R around the corner.

Also, they have a sign I really like, for its retro flair. But I suspect the owners of the place don’t consider it retro.

And on the ice-cream tip, rumor has it that a new sweets place will be opening on Ditmars, from the guys who brought us Tupelo and the lovely Sparrow bar. A very delicious NYC-made ice cream will likely be available there.