Something You Should Eat: Belgian cookie gelato from Labriola Cafe

June 7, 2011

I usually just go for the pizza, or maybe a sandwich; I've even come to love the powdered sugar-dusted coffeecake. But for some reason, the gelato at Labriola Bakery and Cafe in the Oak Brook Promenade is also worth noting. On a recent visit, they had a few tempting flavors. You know, the usual stracciatella (chocolate chip) or nocciola (hazelnut), and there's nothing wrong with those. But we were encouraged to try one of their relatively new flavors - Belgian cookie. What I thought was going to be a sugar bomb, turned out to be an almond-y creamy treat on a warm, late Spring afternoon. Mangia!