16 Oct Piccolina, Collingwood
Piccolina has opened their flagship store in Collingwood just in time for summer. It’s got quite a different look from their original Hawthorn shop, featuring a terrazzo floor and exposed brickwork that are a homage to the history of the building and the historical architectural style of Italy. It’s also much larger than Hawthorn in terms of both standing room and kitchen space, which helps with the production of their cakes and gelati for the two locations. It’s long and narrow, and if you go towards the back you can take a seat on a bar stool. Feel free to watch the masters create those sweet goodies in the kitchen.
All of Piccolina’s sorbets and gelati are made from scratch from natural ingredients. So far my favourite is the Ferrerolina – a special with hazelnut and chocolate crunch that I hope becomes a regular. My other picks are Hazelnut and the Better Than Nutella, which also happen to be part of The Ferrerolina Rocher cake.
With the opening of Piccolina, Smith Street-goers are now spoilt for choice when it comes to getting their gelato fix.
Disclaimer: I was invited to the launch of Piccolina Collingwood as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
296 Smith St
Collingwood, VIC, 3066
(03) 9866 2122