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By Libby Curran
December 07, 2018
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Pidapipo Gelateria CBD

The Melbourne gelateria's third store has CBD-exclusive granitas and sundaes.
By Libby Curran
December 07, 2018
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In early 2018, cult-favourite gelateria Pidapipo celebrated the launch of its new Degraves Street store, off the back of its first two sweet successes in Carlton and Windsor.

Pidapipo stands out for many reasons, but a physical different to other Melbourne gelato shops is that you don't actually see your scoop until it's sitting in its cone, in your very own hand. Lisa Valmorbida, the owner of the Pidapipo, brought in a stainless steel Italian-built pozzetti fridge — meaning literally under the lid — where the gelato is kept hidden away at an optimal temperature so you know you're tasting the gelato at its best.

The CBD store showcases Pidapipo's signature range of traditional flavours and inventive creations, from the dreamy dulche de leche to the black sesame. And it's also home to a few exclusive, CBD-only additions, including four granitas in flavours like raspberry and blood orange. We know you're already thinking about after-work snacks.

One of the new CBD-exclusive additions, launching on Sunday, December 9, is Pidapipo's new range of (super nostalgic) sundaes — or coppa gelato. Set to feature permanently on the menu, the sundaes are $11 each and come in four different flavours: Banana Split, made from fior di latte gelato and topped with a cherry (of course); a strawberry- and whipped cream-heavy Ultra Fragola; a diner-style Malt Crumble with salted caramel gelato and caramel sauce; and the Classic — with chocolate gelato, fudge and nuts.

To launch the new range, the CBD store will be kicking off a new Sundae Sessions event series. From 2–6pm on Sunday, December 9, head in store for sundaes with a side of live art and music.

While the sundaes are only available at the CBD store for now, Pidapipo is hoping to launch them at the Carlton and Windsor stores in 2019.

The new Pidapipo is located at 8 Degraves Street, Melbourne. The free gelato will be available from 12–3pm, and the store is open from 12–11pm daily. For more info, visit pidapipo.com.

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