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 Caffè 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 at St. Martins 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! Our evening times are a great way to get your gelato fix after you dine elsewhere – just like they do in Italy!