Gate Residential has signed an agreement to bring Café Gelato to West of Chestnut in downtown Quincy.
Café Gelato is a specialty restaurant that will feature artisan gelato, premium coffee, and an assortment of fresh sandwiches, pastries and salads. The agreement adds another addition to the urban lifestyle amenities at West of Chestnut – a 169-unit luxury apartment community located just steps from the Quincy Center MBTA station.
“We’re thrilled to announce that Café Gelato will open its first location at West of Chestnut in the heart of downtown Quincy,” said Denise Santini, co-owner of Café Gelato. “It’s always been our dream to open a café that features artisan gelato and other specialty items set in a dynamic urban location. We’re excited that Café Gelato will complement the other outstanding amenities at West of Chestnut and become a part of the growing and vibrant downtown that is Quincy Center.”
Café Gelato is co-owned by Denise Santini, Giancarlo Baldini and Daniele Buzza who live in Quincy. The 1,700-square-foot café will feature artisan gelato made onsite in an open-concept lab by Buzza, who is an ice cream maker from Italy. Buzza trained under a gelato master in Italy and perfected his craft there. Café Gelato offers fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, pastries and other items. The café is expected to open in January 2017.
Santini also owns Casa Razdora, a fresh, made-from-scratch Italian restaurant in downtown Boston that serves a delicious selection of Italian home cooking rooted in tradition.
“Café Gelato, with its unique menu and fresh ingredients, will be a tremendous addition to West of Chestnut and downtown Quincy,” said Kyle Warwick, a principal in Gate Residential – developer of West of Chestnut. “We’ve developed a strategy to bring the very best amenities to West of Chestnut, and Café Gelato, along with Fuji and KKatie’s Burger Bar, will offer a premier onsite dining experience for West of Chestnut residents and other visitors to Quincy Center.”
Other establishments occupying space at West of Chestnut will be Japanese fusion restaurant Fuji, KKatie’s Burger Bar and Orangetheory Fitness. The new restaurants and fitness studio are key components of Gate Residential’s overall strategy to bring a premier mix of retail, dining and outward-facing lifestyle amenities to the West of Chestnut community they are creating in downtown Quincy.