Rustic café and gelateria with brick walls, reclaimed-wood tables and counters, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of downtown Asbury Park’s food and arts district. Patrons can also dine al fresco at a counter or at red metal tables.
Lola’s was formerly Casa di Dolce, a popular gelato spot. After a renovation, owner Scott Mizrahi reopened the space in 2015 with a menu expanded to include savories.
Gelato remains the main attraction. Employees encourage sampling of the 24 flavors of creamy, house-made ice cream. Order a medium or large cup to make room for two flavors, or opt for a waffle cone. Drink options include eight specialty cocktails, boozy milkshakes, coffee and tea cocktails, and dessert martinis. Beer, wine and bourbon are also available. Foodwise, there are five panini, three salad boards and three cheese boards. Melted mozzarella overflows the crunchy bread in the prosciutto and peppers panini. The fresh mozzarella salad board adopts the colors of the Italian flag. Tomato and cheese wedges lie atop a bed of arugula. A balsamic drizzle tops off the shareable dish.
Can’t get enough gelato? Take a pint or quart to go. Call to order 6- or 12- inch gelato cakes.Click here to leave a comment
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- Cuisine Type:American - Italian
- Price Range:Inexpensive
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