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Our Story 

Leonardo and Silvia | Dolce Salato Pizza and Gelato | Fort Lauderdale
Baldi Family Best Pizza and Gelato Fort Lauderdale Florida Dolce Salato

Dolce Salato is the result of more than 20 years of experience in the retail and wholesale business of making and selling fresh artisan gelato and real Italian pizza.

We are Leonardo and Silvia Baldi and we came to US for the first time, as tourists, in 1999.

We instantly fell in love with the country and South Florida in particular.


When we returned to Italy, we sold our business shares and applied for an investor visa.

In 2002, the Gelatodream store opened in Las Olas Blvd.

Gelatodream was the first gelato store in Broward County and quickly became a success!

Soon thereafter, came our second store, Ciao Café’, where not only gelato but also pizza, panini, salads and Italian coffee were offered.

Then in 2012, another great opportunity.

The opening in KEY WEST of our new Duetto Pizza and Gelato with the assistance

of our cousin Giancarlo, an Italian pizzaiolo by trade. The business was a success!

The great combination of daily homemade gelato and traditional Italian pizza has been proven a winner.


Our Clients love our store and the freshness and authenticity of the product and the service.  

We eventually sold it (it is still doing great today..) and in 2015 we came back to Fort Lauderdale and chose the lovely Wilton Manors as the start of our new adventure based on the success of our previous retail and wholesale operations.

We love our job, we love serving good food in a friendly atmosphere.

The most gratifying aspect of our business is to see our place filled with people of every age, race, gender and beliefs sharing our tables while having great time eating pizza and gelato.


This is the America we got to know and love ! 


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Leonardo Silvia and Giancarlo in Key West  Founders of Duetto Pizza and Gelato.jpg
Dolce Salato Italian Family
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