With locations in Collingwood, Richmond, St Kilda, Hawthorn and the CBD, Piccolina Gelateria is getting easier and easier to find. Now, the brand has opened a seventh hotspot, at Chadstone.

Housed in the Social Quarter, the shopping centre’s new $70 million dining and entertainment precinct, the sleek kiosk was co-designed by March Studio and Projects of Imagination.

In a departure from previous Piccolina locations, the store is inspired by the unseen inside of a pozzetti (the stainless steel pots used to store gelato) and the cooling coils used to keep them cool. Made of mirrored stainless-steel tubes, the shiny kiosk is impossible not to engage with.

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All the gelateria’s usual favourites, including pistachio, salted caramel and strawberry are here, along with frappe, Nutella on tap and whipped cream toppings. And of course, there will also be a range of dairy-free and vegan options, making sure there’s a scoop for every sweet tooth.

“Chadstone marks the next exciting chapter in the Piccolina journey,” founder Sandra Foti says. “We’re thrilled to offer our south-east customers with a unique destination to experience all our hand-crafted signature gelato flavours and limited-edition specials.”

Piccolina Chadstone
Level 1, The Social Quarter, Chadstone Shopping Centre
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Daily 11am–late