<strong>Bottega Gelateria</strong>
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Bottega Gelateria

Dutch Chocolate, Madagascan Vanilla¬†and Hazelnut Piemonte. If just the sound of those gelato flavours has you salivating, then do yourself a favour and check out Bottega Gelateria. Opening their doors to the glistening Henley Beach, Bottega serves up a concise 16 flavours, each handcrafted fresh in store daily by artisans that believe gelato is an art. Taste some of Adelaide’s top gelato at Bottega Gelateria ASAP!

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249a Seaview Rd, Henley Beach, SA 5021

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There’s a reason Gelatissimo has quickly become one of Australia’s favourite gelato stores. With unique flavours such as sticky date pudding, Vietnamese coffee, and American jam donut (featuring bits of fresh donut), Gelatissimo truly stands out from the vanilla, strawberry and chocolate of its competitors. And, with gelato cakes, desserts, milkshakes as well as take home packs, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy these titillating gelato flavours in many shapes and sizes. So scoop up a bite of exquisite gelato at Gelatissimo in Adelaide!

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Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

<strong>Gelato Bello</strong>
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Gelato Bello

Say ciao to the fine folks at Gelato Bello, one of Adelaide’s best traditional Italian artisan gelato shops. A low-key gelato venue, the bello in their title refers to the scrumptious, creamy gelato that is served daily to the Glynde community since 1996. Using traditional ingredients and methods from Italy, you’ll be sure take a bite out of authenticity with a visit to Gelato Bello!

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87 Glynburn Rd, Glynde, SA 5070

<strong>Hokey Pokey</strong>
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Hokey Pokey

In the sparkly suburbs of Stirling sits one of the best gelato shops in Adelaide Hills, Hokey Pokey. This small family-owned artisanal gelato shop sells ice creams, chocolate, truffles and confectioneries, with each treat and scoop having been lovingly handcrafted. Unique flavours like watermelon and spearmint, golden plum, and cape gooseberry gelatos are just as creamy and delicious as they sound. If you’re looking for the perfect treat after a yummy dinner, check out Hokey Pokey in 2024!

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Shop 5/33 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling, SA 5152

<strong>Live a Little Gelato</strong>
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Live a Little Gelato

For those after the best vegan gelato in Adelaide, make Live a Little Gelato your first stop. Housed in bustling Bowden, Live a Little Gelato serves up organic vegan gelato and baked goods handmade daily that match any dietary requirements. So whether delicious vegan gelato, Portuguese tarts or some of the best cinnamon scrolls in the state, Live a Little Gelato is sure to add a little sweetness to any occasion.

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5 Third St, Bowden, SA 5008

<strong>Ovo Gelato</strong>
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Ovo Gelato

Described as the ‘perfect late night dessert saloon’, Ovo Gelato is one of the best ways to spend a night out on the town in Adelaide. Offering customers 20 alternating flavours to taste from, including pumpkin pie and spiced pear as well as keto, vegan, and gluten friendly options, everyone can enjoy a bite of these delicious flavours! So, if you’re ever in the mood for a late-night snack with friends, or even a special someone, do yourself a favour and visit Ovo Gelato, one of the best dessert venues in Adelaide.

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10/3 Jan St, Newton, SA 5074

<strong>48 Flavours</strong>
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48 Flavours

Award-winning, artisanal gelato that is made fresh daily. That’s all you really need to know about 48 Flavours, one of the best gelato shops in Adelaide. A family-owned gelateria with three venues across the city, each offers over 100 flavours, with everything from classic vanilla to Apple Pie Crumble to Turkish Delight. If you’re needing another reason to visit, with constantly rotating flavours there will always be something new instore for you to try!

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Various Locations.

This article was first published on June 07 2023. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on March 14 2024.