Melbourne venue Piccolina Gelateria is set to launch its second venue on 14 October. The new addition is opening its doors in Collingwood approximately two years after the first store landed in Hawthorne.
Dedicated to all things gelato — from popular Piccolina flavours to events, guest chef dinners and cooking classes — the purpose-built flagship store boasts a 250sqm footprint.
Designed by award winning studio Hecker Guthrie, the store will include kitchen bar seating for special events. Projects of Imagination have designed playful packaging in theme.
Piccolina Gelateria’s selection of authentic Italian gelatos are made using techniques passed down to owner Sandra Foti by her father and perfected over time through study and research in Italy.
Carpigiani machinery has been imported from Italy to churn the 100 percent natural gelato made using precise quantities of fresh, high quality and local ingredients.
All Piccolina Gelateria ingredients are prepared onsite daily by a team of experienced pastry chefs and gelato makers, with new recipes and flavour combinations tried and tested in the ‘Piccolina Laboratorio Naturale’.
Chocolate sauce, ganache, caramel and jam are created from scratch using raw ingredients, fresh nuts are roasted and ground daily into butter, while fruit is zested and squeezed for the selection of gelato flavours from traditional Lemon, Classic Chocolate and Stracciatella to the more adventurous Lemon Curd Crumble and Sheep’s Ricotta & Fig Jam.
Piccolina Gelateria is open everyday from 12pm to 11pm and is located at 296 Smith Street, Collingwood.