The reviews on this ice cream parlor, giving it a rating as the #1 restaurant in New Orleans is beyond my comprehension. We went based on these reviews, and we were disappointed in the adventure. Yes, the ice cream is OK, not the best I've ever had, but it's fine, the service is OK, the bakery items were average, the atmosphere also average. When fellow reviewers give it a "must visit" rating, it naturally brings in visitors. I am not against Angelo Brocato Ice Cream Parlor, I'm just being realistic for the sake of travelers who depend on Tripadvisor.
It's a long drive from the French Quarter for an ice cream cone so get out your electronic map, and it's an even a longer drive when the gelato is more or less average, parking is minimal, and there's very little to see in the area of Angelo Brocato;s.. It's a small ice cream parlor in what may be a vintage building, but surely not a tourist attraction.