Johnny Di Francesco to open gelateria

14 April, 2016 by
Danielle Bowling

Pizzaiolo Johnny Di Francesco is adding to his foodservice footprint in Melbourne, launching a stand-alone gelateria next week.

Di Francesco operates pizzerias 400 Gradi (Brunswick and Essendon) and Gradi at Crown,which have been certified by the AVPN as offering traditional Neapolitan pizza.

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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.”

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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.

 

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