Johnny Di Francesco to open gelateria
Pizzaiolo Johnny Di Francesco is adding to his foodservice footprint in Melbourne, launching a stand-alone gelateria next week.
Zero Gradi will open just a few doors down from 400 Gradi on Lygon Street, serving traditional Neapolitan gelato.
“Great gelato should be an everyday enjoyment, and when I am in Naples I eat gelato every day,” said Di Francesco. “The gelato there is unlike any other I have found, anywhere in the world, and similarly to how and why 400 Gradi was originally created, I wanted to bring that to the people of Melbourne.”
The gelato will be churned daily on-site and served in the traditional way, with panna (whipped cream). Less traditional, however, is Zero Gradi’s margherita flavoured gelato. Other menu items include cakes and Italian pastries.