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Il Gelato di Carlotta

Unbearable Sweetness

From the heart of Italy

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.

Artisanal Gelato


We firmly believe that pure taste is equally derived from pure ingredients. As such, we do not use preservatives, hydrogenated oils and fats, genetically modified ingredients, or chemicals used in emulsifiers and stabilizers. We source our ingredients first hand from the best suppliers worldwide -  our hazelnuts come from Piemonte and pistachios from Bronte, Sicily, alphonso mangoes from Bombay, coconuts from Sri Lanka, strawberries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries and other locally grown produce from the Niagara region... We can proudly say quality is our secret.  

Gelato and Beyond


Il Gelato di Carlotta offers coffees, sorbettos, gelato cakes, gelato sandwiches coated with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, pistachios, hazelnuts, or pure coconut flakes, or the same but on a stick, what we call Stick-O gelato!

In addition, we also carry Italian panini in a variety of delicious flavours and gourmet pasta.

Gelato Vs Ice-cream

Gelato is healthier than ice cream. Compared to traditional American ice-cream, Artisan Italian gelato has 1/3 of the fat content and calories, as well as 70% less air. Gelato is creamier than ice cream due to the presence of much smaller ice crystals that are generated by its production; gelato is served at a warmer temperature that let taste better the flavors. Ice cream is made with ingredients designed for lengthy storage. Artisanal Italian gelato, on the other hand, is produced fresh daily, it is sold directly to the public, and it’s available in a large variety of flavors, always based on fresh ingredients with no artificial colors, flavorings or preservatives. For this reason it’s important to maintain a clear distinction between Artisanal Italian Gelato and ice-cream as they are very different products.

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