Because we haven't had enough updates recently. Today is 03/07/2020. Due to the new Leicester-specific lockdown we asked our customers if they were residents or key workers in the city and most of you said no, so we have decided to close for the time being. Our gelato will be available from No 8 Deli in West Bridgford this weekend, and we are working on making delivery and click & collect available as soon as possible. Watch our social media for the most up to date information.
Click and Collect now available
Follow this link to access our online ordering system. Submit payment online and choose a convenient time to collect your order. Skip the queue and enjoy a tidy discount on gelato and cold drinks!
We offer gift vouchers that you can buy now and redeem against delicious food and drink at a later date.
They are available in £5 denominations and we also offer presentation cards at £0.25, if you'd like to give them as a gift; postage is £0.76 1st class and £2.06 1st class recorded, which is insured up to £50 value.
You can pay the total amount of items + postage via PayPal
We kindly ask not to use the 'Buyer Protection' option as we will incur high fees. Thank you.
You can also add your personalised message for the gift card and delivery address from within PayPal or email them to us at ciao(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gelatovillage.co.uk
CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19 UPDATE
We have re-opened for takeaway services only. We can accommodate up to four customers at a time on the premises, observing 2m social distancing. Card payments only please, contactless preferred. We are not offering waffles and cones at this time, but you can purchase cups of gelato, takeout boxes (0.5 and 1kg sizes - up to four flavours in each) as well as hot and cold drinks and other retail items like the Bee Farmer honey and chocolates.
We are trialling 12pm to 6pm opening, Thursday to Sunday at the moment, however this is subject to change as we test the water and see what demand and footfall is like in the city. We ask you to continue to be patient and we will also endeavour to be as flexible as possible as we try to find our new normal.
A very special thank you to everyone who supported our Ko-fi or bought gift vouchers during lockdown.
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!