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Popular Carlsbad Gelateria Expanding to the East Village

GelatolLove is moving into RoVino The Foodery

Four cups of assorted gelato from Gelato Love Courtesy photo

Paola Richard, the founder of GelatoLove in Carlsbad, is bringing her unique spin on gelato to RoVino The Foodery, the East Village’s large-scale Italian market and restaurant that was established in 2019 by team behind Little Italy’s popular RoVino Rotisserie + Wine. GelatoLove will taking over The Foodery’s gelato counter, with a grand opening scheduled for July 30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Originally opened in 2015 at Carlsbad’s Village Faire shopping center as Gaia Gelato, the company was rebranded as GelatoLove following the 2018 debut of a new production lab and tasting room at the Carlsbad Gateway Center. According to Richard, GelatoLove is the first company in the world to use allulose to sweeten its traditional small-batch Italian gelato. Derived from fruits like kiwis and figs, the lower-calorie sugar purportedly does not have an impact on blood glucose levels.

GelatoLove’s new East Village outpost will offer 18 daily flavors from a rotating list that could range from Carlsbad strawberry and organic lemon to hazelnut chocolate and tiramisu. The shop will also feature a selection of gelato cakes.

In addition to the gelato counter, Richard will oversee operations of The Foodery’s espresso bar which will be a showcase for Barini Coffee, a roaster whose roots in Verona, Italy date back 50 years. Richard says this will be Barini’s very first retail venture in the U.S..

RoVino The Foodery

969 Market Street, , CA 92101 (619) 310-6421 Visit Website

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