Gelato Franco

  • After 20 years of making gelato elsewhere, Franco Riservato decided that just like every little Italian village has its own Gelateria, Marrickville deserved one too.

    Franco purposely chose to have an open kitchen so customers can see what goes into his traditional gelato. As soon as you walk in you’re surrounded by bananas, mangoes and the other fresh fruit you’re about to enjoy. 

    You also get an immediate sense of the whole Italian food culture and why produce is so important. Franco creates a southern style gelato, more rustic and in tune with his heritage. His Mum cuts up the mangoes and his Dad squeezes the lemons. It really is a family affair.

    Franco fell in love with the craft of gelato straight away. He finds the juice and the smell of the sugar and the cream when it’s warming irresistible. As do an amazing mix of Marrickville customers – ranging from the Greek grandmothers to families with their excited young kids. 

    Franco loves Marrickville. He says,

    ‘People here are just so warm and welcoming. That’s sort of what my gelato is about. It’s rustic and approachable, but not ‘showy’. Marrickville is quite realistic and down to earth, so we fit in here well.’

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