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Just (Italian) desserts at the Galleria

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Head up to the second floor of the Galleria, take a quick turn around the corner from the entrance to Nordstrom and all of the sudden, you are in Italy.

Well, you are actually in Cafe Dolce Gelato, but it's the next best thing.

Houston food writer Amber Ambrose recently visited the cafe to find out what makes it special.

"We import many of our ingredients from Italy.  They are all organic and unique to Cafe Dolce Gelato," owner/general manager Josh Collier said.  "My mother's side of the family is Italian and we met a couple of guys from Sicily who knew the gelato business and that gave us the opportunity to do this."

Collier takes at least one trip to Italy each year and on his last trip, he visited the farm in Sicily that grows the almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios they import for their gelatos.

"We also import a unique product: a pistachio pesto that we use to make our chicken panini," Collier said.

The cafe strives to give its customers an authentic southern Italian experience with both its desserts and cafe food.

For more information on the cafe, go to:

www.cafedolcegelato.com

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