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Angelo Brocato's Ice Cream & Confectionery Restaurant Review: They must be doing something right at Angelo Brocato's, because this palace of sweets dates to 1905. The interior will likely remind you of an old ice cream parlor, although it has had several facelifts and survived a couple of major hurricanes. On the front door, a small brass plaque marks Katrina's waterline, the storm's only reminder. The ices, gelati, traditional Italian cookies and old-fashioned atmosphere reflect New Orleans' strong Sicilian heritage more palpably than perhaps any other establishment. Standard Italian ice flavors join such specialties as grapefruit, Louisiana strawberry and satsuma. We like the ice cream fashioned from Italy's Baci hazelnut chocolate candy and the classic tri-color slices of spumoni. About that line outside the door: the wait is worth it, and you’ll always meet some interesting folks.