HOT: Piccolina, Collingwood

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.

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The bold green awning catches your eye as you wander inside to marvel at the bank of pozzetti tubs on the green tiled benchtop.

Piccolina Collingwood

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.

Piccolina Collingwood

The gelateria offers the same high-quality Italian-style gelato you can find in their Hawthorn and St Kilda stores, as well as a tempting array of gelato cakes.

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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.

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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!

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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