BROWN DOG GELATO
Gelato, wine, wood-fired pizza, fine coffee, and dogs are just a few of Richard Cargill’s obsessions. He became a fan of gelato early in life, developing a epicurean’s sweet tooth while working in a candy store after school in upstate New York.
Named for his beloved Portuguese Water dog, Richard opened Ollie’s Brick Oven Pizza in 2011 to the delight of Rosarito. With his quest for exceptional pizza and Mexican wine realized, Richard attended Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy in early 2018 and decided it was time to make the very best gelato on earth, right next door to Ollie’s.
In partnership with Ollie Dos, his exuberant Lagotto Romagnolo puppy (Italy’s adorable “truffle dog,) Richard placed the equipment order for his dream gelato kitchen and coffee shop, and somehow managed to get it all shipped from Italy to Baja in perfect condition, which in itself was quite an accomplishment. He remodeled the space next door to Ollie’s, and with all his new toys, began serious recipe research and development, sourcing ingredients, and barista training. Brown Dog Gelato opened it’s doors to a warm Rosarito welcome in October 2018.
In January of 2020, Andres & Alonzo Cruz also attended classes in Bologna at Gelato University. We are very proud of our gelato and our gelateria staff who will continue to develop new flavors and techniques using the very best fresh and natural ingredients.
Our gelato chefs/baristas also know their way around our killer espresso machine. Savor your favorite coffee drinks, chai, Italian hot chocolate, cold brew, with plant based dairy choices, along with fresh house made cinnamon rolls and Belgian Liege waffles.
We invite you to come enjoy all we have to offer on our outdoor dog-friendly patio.