Piccolina Gelateria Collingwood
296 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC
Piccolina Gelateria, one of our favourite Melbourne gelaterias, has opened its new flagship store on Smith Street.
Owner and gelato aficionado Sandra Foti began the Piccolina journey in 2015, driven by a passion for authentic Italian fare and time-honoured traditions. It has since grown into one of Melbourne’s favourite artisanal ice-creameries, complete with Italian imported machinery and 100 percent natural ingredients. Think chocolate sauce, ganache, caramel and jam, crafted from scratch on-site, nut butters churned before your eyes and fruity flavours being chopped, squeezed and sliced just moments before it becomes gelato.
Collingwood’s Smith Street shopfront has been designed by Hecker Guthrie, an award-winning studio that has catered for kitchen bar seating and special events in this one sweet venue.
How fitting that Collingwood’s new home of 100 percent natural treats is opening its doors just in time for summer – and no matter how sweet your sweet tooth, the LuxBite x Piccolina ice-cream cake with hazelnut, milk chocolate and Nutella gelato, hazelnut praline and crunchy puffed rice, drenched in melted dark chocolate and topped with roasted nuts and gold leaf, will certainly suffice.
Piccolina Collingwood is now open from midday till 11pm every day. Pop past to check out the new digs or stop in for a scoop or two, whatever way you’ll be left feeling sweeter than ever.