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Gelato place Pamina is first course of new fare at former Sammy’s Noodles space

BY KAREN REMPEL | We’ve all been wondering what is going to replace the Sixth Avenue institution Sammy’s Noodle House, which closed at the beginning of the pandemic due to an impossible rent increase.

It’s taken a few years, but the team behind the West Village restaurants Alice and Osteria 57 are ready to debut the first chapter of their new project: Pamina Dolci e Gelato — a gelateria and dessert shop at the corner of Sixth Avenue and W. 11th Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village.

The new group of eateries will open along this stretch of Sixth Avenue, which is part of the Greenwich Village Historic District. (Courtesy Pamina)

Pamina will open on July 15 on what hopefully will be a perfect summer Saturday for cool sweet treats.

Pamina will serve artisanal Italian-style gelato following the philosophy of the group: using only natural ingredients that you can pronounce and dairy ingredients sourced from local farms. The gelato creations, which will include some plant-based and vegan options, as well, will be more than just “flavors”: The group has developed special recipes for each gelato, sure to surprise and delight us all.

Pamina is the first of several offerings that the group will open in this space. You may have seen the sign going up for Travelers Poets & Friends. More wonderful surprises are in store.


  1. Julianne Julianne September 5, 2023

    Everything at Pamina Dolci e Gelato is so delicious…from the gelato, to the freshly baked banana bread and brioche, to the marmalade from Sicily. Another wonderful addition to the neighborhood and another home run from the Alice and Osteria 57 team!

  2. Mihoko Mihoko August 27, 2023

    Thank you for reporting on Travelers Poets & Friends. Every time we pass by, we are wondering what that place is going to be. We were hoping for a diner, since we lost two popular diners in the neighborhood, but we will wait for what’s next with open heart.

  3. David R. Marcus David R. Marcus June 26, 2023

    These guys are great and this will be an excellent addition to our neighborhood.

    Bravo to the Osteria/Alice partners.

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