CORONAVIRUS - CORVID-19 UPDATE
As per Government advice, Gelato Village is now closed to the public. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us and continues to support us over the past few weeks. Follow our social media for the latest announcements about re-opening, as well as some regular posts about Gelato Village and what we do.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUPPORT US HERE'S WHAT TO DO!
GIFT VOUCHERS: We offer gift vouchers that you can buy now and redeem against delicious food and drink at a later date. Drop us an email at ciao(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gelatovillage.co.uk to find out more. They are available in £5 denominations and we also offer presentation cards if you'd like to give them as a gift. You can pay via PayPal or bank transfer and postage is 70p 1st class and £1.90 1st class recorded, which is insured up to £50 value.
BUY US A VIRTUAL COFFEE: Gelato Village relies on a small contribution from the hundreds of loyal customers who were are proud to call friends. In these trying times, that small support is hugely appreciated. You can buy us a virtual coffee on our Ko-Fi page and we hope the strength of numbers will help our tiny business to survive.
Thank you for your understanding and your support
Welcome to Gelato Village
Gelato Village is the product of the passion for food held in the hearts of two Italians. We create a food experience like no other you have had before. Daniele and Antonio are natives of the Piedmont region of Italy which is the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement. Opening Gelato Village in the heart of independent Leicester in August 2014, they are committed to creating true Italian gelato with a unique sense of place. You cannot find this level of quality anywhere else in our region.
Local and Global Gelato
The cornerstone of our gelateria is our milk. From Vine Farm Dairy, this milk is pasteurised, unhomogenised whole milk, from the herd of happy Montbéliarde, Jersey and Holstein cows who graze the grass pastures in Great Dalby, Leicestershire. This is delivered fresh to the gelateria, and you can even pick it up by the litre to enjoy at home.
A sense of place
We believe it is important for everyone to support their local food producers. One of the fantastic businesses we support is The Bee Farmer from Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Without this Leicestershire inspiration, we simply wouldn’t be Gelato Village any more. Our sense of place is also reflected in stock recipes like Alice Hawkins (lavender and white chocolate) and Richard III (fruits of the forest with homemade rose blossom essence) which give a nod to Leicester’s heritage.
Italian artisan gelato and more
As our tagline goes, there is much more to Gelato Village than just delicious minus twelve degree treats! We like to offer you delicious foods that you will not find anywhere else. We were the first venue in Leicester to serve a traditional affogato. We also make waffles from scratch to our own recipe.
If you're feeling thirsty, grab a soft drink from the fridge - all in glass bottles to avoid single use plastic. Or sip on what we consider to be the best espresso in Leicester! It's a unique taste of Italy in the heart of Leicester city centre.
Cafes in Leicester
We have become known for producing fantastic desserts Leicester adores, but we are also very proud of our coffee. We are the only place in the Midlands to work with the renowned Caffe Vergnano. They are one of the best coffee producers in the world. Click here to find out more about our traditional Italian espresso and the other types of coffee we offer.
Our terrace is a great place to sit and watch the world go by as you sip an espresso on a hot day. In the winter, we still welcome you all to come and enjoy a gelato, but we make sure that the gelateria is cosily heated to keep you snug! We open late every night apart from Sunday, so you can always get your gelato fix after you dine elsewhere - just like they do in Italy!