Italian gelateria opens in Miami’s the Axis

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Gelato Nostro, the gelateria by the owners of Italy’s La Scintilla chain, opened its first U.S. branch in Miami’s Axis condominium over the weekend. According to the South Florida Business Journal, the new, 1,600-square-foot eatery is the first retailer to open in the ground-floor Axis space at 1111 S.W. First Avenue, though it will soon be joined by a gym with a bar next door. Three more Gelato Nostro locations are also on their way for South Florida: in Midtown Miami, in either Coral Gables or Coconut Grove and in the Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. “Miami has such an eclectic people, most of them from Latin America and Europe, and they appreciate good-quality stuff,” said Oscar Piccolo, one of the owners. La Scintilla has eight locations in Italy. [SFBJ]