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FOOD & DRINK

Piccolina Gelateria Has Opened Its Fourth Italian Ice Cream Shop in Richmond

The Swan Street store also has Nutella on tap, plus a whipped cream machine so you can top your gelato the authentic Italian way.
By Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
December 22, 2020
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By Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
December 22, 2020
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You can never have too much gelato, or too many places to pick up the frosty, creamy dessert — especially when summer is underway. So, following that train of thought, Piccolina Gelateria has opened a new store. If you're keen for a scoop of its handmade gelato, you can now head to Richmond's Swan Street.

Open since Monday, December 21, the new digs expand Piccolina's footprint to four Melbourne shops — because it's already a firm neighbourhood favourite in Hawthorn, Collingwood and St Kilda. In Richmond, you can get your mitts on the brand's desserts, including by the scoop and via frozen gelato cakes. Frappes, thick shakes and shaved ice granitas in three flavours are also on the menu.

Prepare to go a little bit nuts with the chocolate and hazelnut, too. Like Piccolina St Kilda, the Richmond store does Nutella on tap. Fancy some whipped cream atop your dessert? The new shop has its own machine to let you get extra creamy.

The new Swan Street store sports a Hecker Guthrie-designed fitout like its siblings; however, this time it's aiming for a cocktail bar-esque atmosphere. You'll stand beneath a handblown chandelier imported from Europe, sit at custom-made solid walnut benches, and get your gelato served from a front counter that combines grey Italian terracotta tiles with a grey terrazzo stone benchtop. Or, if you want to soak in the location, there's also seating outside.

Piccolina Richmond is now open at 85 Swan Street, Richmond — trading daily (except Christmas Day) from midday till late. 

Published on December 22, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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