La Divina Italian Cafe opens B.R. location Nov. 8

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - La Divina Italian Café opens for business on Friday, Nov. 8 at 3535 Perkins Road Suite 360 in the new Acadian Village Shopping Center.

Cafe hours are 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday.

La Divina is committed to producing delicious, artisanal Italian food, gelati and sorbetti in a sustainable business environment.

The La Divina concept takes advantage of all natural, local and organic products whenever possible.

La Divina is the only place in the state of Louisiana to make gelato using traditional artisan Italian methods, from scratch without pastes, powders or bases.

Carmelo and Katrina Turillo opened the original La Divina in New Orleans after the couple lived in Florence, Italy, where they fell in love with the Italian passion for the simple, wonderful pleasures of everyday life.

Baton Rouge native and life-long resident, Lance LeBlanc is opening the new location.

La Divina's other locations are on Magazine Street, St. Peters in the French Quarter and on the Loyola University campus during the school year.