In 2016 Melbourne was introduced to Piccolina Gelateria – an authentic, all-natural taste of Italian gelato – opened by Sandra Foti in the neighbourhood of Hawthorn. The Piccolina craft for Gelato was instilled in the owner through her Italian heritage and her father’s made-from-scratch recipes. Since, Sandra Foti’s passion for traditional Gelato and the Piccolina fan base has led to a North-side sister store in Collingwood and now a sibling by St Kilda’s seaside.
The design gurus behind the Piccolina experience are local est favourites Hecker Guthrie, who have created spaces that echo 1950s Southern Italy. While no two Piccolina stores appear to be the same you’ll soon discover they all share an undisputed Italian ‘La Dolce Vita’.