What is it? A gelateria using only 100% natural ingredients
Why should I go there? Aside from giving Gelato Messina some healthy competition, this gelato store prides itself on using super seasonal ingredients and shunning pre-made mixes and pastes. Sure, it might mean that two batches of the same flavour are never the same, but that's what makes the gelato at Piccolina all the more exciting. If you want to share the love, order traditional flavoured gelato cakes for the family (tiramisu, tartufo), or share some of their more modern flavours with friends (Wagon Wheel, bombe Alaska).
Piccolina Gelateria is a cute little gelato shop sitting pretty on Smith Street, Collingwood. They’re just up from Gelato Messina, but a little competition never hurt anyone. They don’t have the cultish following of Messina, but their gelato is just as tasty. Plus it’s made in the traditional Italian way and with natural ingredients. All flavours are made from scratch – everything from jam to nut butters to chocolate sauce. They’ve also got four vegan gelato flavours to try: passion fruit, strawberry, lemon and chocolate brownie. If you find yourself in Hawthorn you can also pick up some gelato from their Glenferrie Road store.