About Us

It starts with passion...

At Gelateria Gondola in Chatswood, we don’t just make gelato. We create it. We spend our days dreaming up new flavours and tastes to excite and entice our customers, searching out the finest, natural ingredients to produce a gelato that’s second to none. Our artisan gelato and sorbets are hand-crafted daily in small batches following traditional methods to ensure the highest quality and flavour. And our vertical gelato maker is one of the few in Australia. Come and try our fresh gelatos and sorbets and taste the difference. One mouthful and you’ll be hooked.

From gelato master to you

In our open kitchen in Chatswood, customers can watch our gelato masters in action and see the art of gelato-making first hand. From Pistacchio Siciliano to Panna Cotta e Fichi, our gelatos and sorbets are hand-made with love using only the purest, natural ingredients and a vertical gelato maker. We’re constantly tweaking and experimenting to bring our customers the freshest gelatos and sorbets bursting with intense flavours and melt-in-your mouth goodness. Come and see our gelato masters at work and try the authentic taste of artisan gelato. It’s gelato, the way it’s meant to be.

Our story

The Gelateria Gondola story began back in Italy where, as a young boy, Luca Zanini, dreamed of one day owning his own gelateria. His passion for food grew with him and he trained as a chef in IPSSAR Maffioli in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. His qualifications took him around the globe where he gained experience in some of the world’s best restaurants in Stuttgart, Germany; London, UK and; Tenerife, Canary Islands. Luca spent a gap year as a gelatiere in Germany where he mastered his skills and further grew his dedication for gelato making. He eventually came to live in Sydney, Australia where his long held dream of creating authentic artisanal gelato was realised with the opening of Gelateria Gondola in Chatswood. Many awards later, Luca is happy to be sharing his childhood dream with the world.

The owners of Gondola are former Italian and a la carte chefs. I’ve also had the good fortune to eat in many of there restaurants. These guys cook some of the best seafood and home style Italian food I have ever tasted. So.. I was extremely excited to try the Gelato at Gondola when they finally opened. The flavours I’ve had are Pineapple Sorbet, Pistachio, Vanilla Madagascar and Hazelnut. They also let me taste many of the other flavours.All I can say is that they are absolutely amazing.I will definitely be going back!!!

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Flavours

gelato

Zucca e Amaretti

Roast pumpkin and almond biscuits

gelato

Yogurt, Pesca e Noci

Yogurt, walnut and peach

gelato

Yogurt Ciliege

Yoghurt with sour cherry

gelato

Vaniglia Madagascar

Madagascan vanilla

gelato

Te Verde

Green tea

gelato

Taro

Taro

gelato

Strudel di Mele

Apple strudel

sorbetti

Sorbetto Cioccolato

Chocolate

sorbetti

Sorbetto al Kumquat

Kumquat sorbet

gelato

Sesamo e Noci

Black sesame and walnut

gelato

Rabarbaro e Macadamia

Macadamia and rhubarb

gelato

Prugne, Pinoli e Uvetta

Plum, pine nuts and raisins

sorbetti

Pompelmo

Ruby grapefruit

gelato

Pistacchio Siciliano

Pistachio from Sicily

gelato

Pere e Cioccolato

Pear and chocolate

gelato

Passionfruit and Mascarpone

Passionfruit, marscapone

gelato

Panna Cotta e Macadamia

Panna cotta with macadamia toffee

gelato

Nocciola Delle Langhe

Hazelnut from Langhe in Italy

gelato

Moralampone e Lavanda

Boysenberry and lavender

gelato

Mocha

Chocolate and coffee

gelato

Millefoglie lamponi e cioccolato

Vanilla raspberry, chocolate chips

gelato

Menta e Cioccolato

Mint with chocolate chips

gelato

Mele Cotogne e Spezie

Quince and spices

gelato

Mela Cotogna e Macadamia

Quince and macadamia nuts

sorbetti

Mango Frutto Della Passione

Mango and Passionfruit

gelato

Lychee e Cacao

Lychee and cacao

sorbetti

Limone Sicilia

Sicilian Lemon

gelato

Lamington

Lamington

gelato

Kumquat and Ginger

Kumquat, ginger

extra

Gelato Cake

Gelato cake

sorbetti

Frutti Di Bosco

Mixed berry

sorbetti

Fragola

Strawberry

gelato

Fior di Jersey

Jersey cow milk

gelato

Fichi e Fava di Cacao

Figs and cocoa nibs

sorbetti

Espresso

Coffee

gelato

Crostata di Mirtilli e Sciroppo d’Acero

AAA

gelato

Cranberry

Cranberry

extra

Coffee

Di Lorenzo espresso coffee

gelato

Cocco, Cioccolato e Biscotti

Coconut, chocolate chips and biscuit

gelato

Cocco Lampone e Menta

Coconut, raspberry, fresh mint

gelato

Cioccolato Belga

70% belgian chocolate

gelato

Cassata Siciliana

Cassata Siciliana

extra

Cannoli

Cannoli

gelato

Caffe Mascarpone

Coffee and mascarpone

gelato

Boysenberry, Lavender e Crumble

Boysenberry, Lavender, Crumble

gelato

Banana Nutella

Banana and Nutella

gelato

Arancia Rosso Modicano

Blood orange, Modicano choc chips, pastry

gelato

Arachidi, cioccolato e caramello

Peanut butter, choc chips, caramel

gelato

Arachide, Cioccolato e Banana

Peanut Butter, banana, choc chip

gelato

Apple Strudel

Baked apples, cinnamon,spice & pastry

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