Piccolina‘s largest store is on the eat street of Smith Street Collingwood – and despite the strong competition from Gelato Messina it’s holding its own with a well-loved brand of authentic Italian gelato.
The bold green awning catches your eye as you wander inside to marvel at the bank of pozzetti tubs on the green tiled benchtop.
The Hecker Guthrie-designed interior is a cooling mix of cream and green and the brickwork makes for a perfect backdrop for your gelato Instagram selfie.
My go-to? Their nut flavours – whether in classic or vegan form. They roast their own nuts (imported from Italy) and then mix with high-quality ingredients without any artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives. They are justifiably famous for their pistachio. It’s the pure flavour of pistachio, distilled into a smooth and creamy concoction.
I think Piccolina is one of the best gelato and ice cream stores in Melbourne and I reckon Melburnians must feel the same as they keep expanding the number of stores to keep up with demand. Now that there’s a Piccolina in Melbourne’s north, south and east….surely the next store is going to be in Melbourne’s west? We can only hope!
For a limited time you can sample a gelato mochi collaboration by Piccolina Gelateria and Richmond bar restaurant Future Future. The little dessert mixes Italian and Japanese flavours in a fun bite-sized package!