Updated: May 1
Craving Unbearable Sweetness from the heart of Italy? Well look no further! Be sure to check out Downtown Oakville's newest hot spot that serves everything from Italian Gelato, Pastries to Paninis and Pastas - and even doggy gelato (these frozen treats are a family recipe dating back many generations!). And if you're looking for a cup of the finest Italian coffee, cappuccino, espresso or an affogato (one or two scoops of gelato laced with a shot or two of espresso) they've got you covered! Located at 312 Lakeshore Rd E., Il Gelato di Carlotta brings a taste of Florence straight to our beautiful Downtown. So don't forget to pop in to Il Gelato di Carlotta and meet Carlotta, Lolita and Lucia and their amazing team on your next visit Downtown!
About Il Gelato di Carlotta
The Gelato-making tradition in the Cattani family of Florence, Italy, dates back several generations. We love delighting our customers with new flavours. Our goal is to indulge our patrons with ingredients that charm even the most discerning palate. A creaminess that only handcrafted gelato can deliver, made from traditional ingredients. New flavours are periodically introduced based on the season. However, we try our best to be consistent with our most popular flavours.
How and why did you decide to pursue your business?
After moving to Canada, Carlotta Cattani, President and Director of Production and flavour development of Il Gelato di Carlotta, was determined to bring her passion and know-how for authentic Italian gelato to Ontario. In 2013, Carlotta, her husband and her two brothers, opened their first location at 59 Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. After extraordinary success, Il Gelato di Carlotta opened another location in Niagara-On-The Lake, Niagara Falls, Port Dalhousie, multiple locations in Toronto, and now Downtown Oakville!
What are you most passionate about in your business?
As master gelato makers from Florence, we take gelato seriously. Il Gelato di Carlotta embodies the essence of what Italian gelato really is - Florentine gelato craftsmanship, combined with top quality ingredients, creativity and genuine love for gelato. We are humbled and overwhelmed at the positive response of the thousands of clients who stream into our stores, the locals who return time and again, and those who continue to buy our gelato cakes and pastries all year round.
What do you LOVE about Downtown Oakville?
We couldn’t be happier with the enthusiasm, courtesy, and acceptance from the great citizens of Oakville who have impeccable taste!!
Il Gelato di Carlotta is located at 312 Lakeshore Rd E. For more information, please visit their website.