While living in Florence, Italy, Katrina and Carmelo fell in love with the Italian passion for the simple, wonderful pleasures of everyday life. The epitome of this lifestyle was the leisurely evening stroll, the passeggiata, when the whole city poured into the streets to see friends and neighbors. Often, the evening was capped off with a scoop or two of Italian ice cream, gelato.
Inspired to bring this experience to New Orleans, the Turillo's traveled across Italy and studied the artisanal method of making gelato and sorbetto from scratch.
Despite delays caused by Hurricane Katrina, La Divina Gelateria opened on February 26, 2007. La Divina is the only place in the State of Louisiana to make gelato (or ice cream for that matter) from scratch without pastes, powders or bases - and you can taste the difference!