Lot O’ Gelato: Casa Gusto Opens On Avenue A

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Casa Gusto has now opened on Avenue A, selling Venchi chocolate, macarons (look out, Macaron Parlour), and eight flavors of gelato, all imported from Italy. Christine Huynh, who previously ran a business importing greeting cards with her husband, says she is a major food lover, and has always dreamed of opening a shop where she could sell exactly what she likes to eat.

Asked if she was worried about potential “dessert overload” in the neighborhood, Ms. Huynh, a Staten Island resident, said people have different tastes and preferences, and the quality of her sweets will make her stand out.

Casa Gusto will be open from noon to 9 p.m. during the week, and until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. When the weather warms up, Ms. Huynh plans to open later and expand her gelato selection.

Casa Gusto, 199 Avenue A, near East 12th Street.