Little Italy is chalk-full of gelato and baked goods to be sure, but no restaurant combines them quite so satisfactorily as Ferrara little Italy. New Yorkers have been killing sweet tooths at this cafe for over a hundred years now, and there is little question as to how this famous bakery keeps its patrons coming back. Bathing customers in a charm only a fifth-generation family business can offer, this little gem on Grand Street will give you the chance to taste the finest Italian treats in lower Manhattan.
It isn’t too hard to spot Ferrara from the street, an awning topped with ice-cream cones is something of a giveaway that you have reached your dessert destination. Inside you will be greeted by wood-panelled walls, checkered tile, and a counter stretching more than half the length of the restaurant itself. You needn’t try to analyze you’re craving before you arrive- once you walk the length of the counter and gaze in at Ferrara’s selection, anything you might have had in mind will surely be challenged by the wide array of delicacies you didn’t even know existed.
We suggest you take the time to be seated and order an espresso while perusing the menu. The gelato is hard to pass up, but the cannolis are equally divine. If you are having trouble deciding, try the trio of miniatures; three mini versions of Ferrara’s yummiest treats. And if that doesn’t do it, there is always the second course to consider…
195 Grand St.
New York, NY 10013
Mon-Sun: 8am – 12am