Local Flavor: Dolce & Gelato – Pensacola

My husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary this past Saturday. We enjoyed lunch out and decided to head to downtown Pensacola for dessert.

There are plenty of places to enjoy at treat there but given the scorching temperatures we’ve been experiencing, gelato seemed like a logical choice. So, we decided to give Dolce & Gelato a try.

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Located in the heart of Historic Pensacola Village, this quirky eatery is a fun place to stop and enjoy a treat.

The animal print sign and the friendly little gnome greeting you at the door are just a taste of what you’ll find inside.


The décor inside is straight-up kitsch. From the lip-shaped bar stools to the boa wrapped lattice work, the interior is fun, funky, and off-beat.


However, the best part was the gelato. There was a nice selection of flavors to choose from and the decision wasn’t easy. In the end, I went with Mexican Chocolate and my husband chose the Salted Caramel.

The Mexican Chocolate was delicious…and spicy. I’ll admit I had a hard time reconciling the cool creaminess with the burning sensation that followed, yet I couldn’t stop eating it.

My husband’s Salted Caramel was wonderful as well. A good Salted Caramel is always a treat.


Dolce & Gelato offers more than just gelato. You’ll also find coffee, flatbreads, a selection of wine, and more.

While there is plenty of seating inside, there are also a couple of tables outdoors where you can take in the sights of Pensacola Village.

You’ll definitely want to check Dolce & Gelato out if you’re visiting Pensacola.

For more information visit the Dolce & Gelato website.

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Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at frugalandfocused.com where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.