Excellence comes when passion and tradition catch modernity.




Best of Phoenix, Best of The Valley, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Multiple Winner, and much more...







Alberto Della Casa (Modena, Italy) and Letizia de Lucia (Chieti, Italy) began in early ‘90s their careers in Italy as food market analysts and consultants for international firms, industrial food groups, national and international public agencies; and international industrial food consulting companies. They also expanded their careers in research and data analysis, product development, food safety, and publishing, as journalists for international specialized newspapers and magazines.


Following their passion for Italian food excellence and after 20 years in the food market analysis, in 2008 they moved to Arizona with an inspirational goal; educate Americans on what really means “Made in Italy vs. Italian Sounding food”.


During consulting activities and food market analysis, they realized that there was not an offer of real Italian gelato in Arizona, especially in Scottsdale, their new hometown. Therefore, following their passion for gelato, they decided to “change career” and invest in the artisanal gelato production, knowing that passion, knowledge, and hard work are key for business success. They took several training courses at the Carpigiani Gelato University, in Bologna, Italy; they were trained in Chieti by worldwide known “Maestro Gelatiere” Massimo Barbetta, Italian Champion of Artisanal Gelato. On February 14, 2012, they opened Cool Gelato Italiano, a multiple times award winner in the gelato category, including Best of Phoenix, Best of The Valley, and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.







Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, into the Scottsdale Mall next to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA), a hip and happening arts and culture mecca.



Cool Gelato Italiano is made of arts and crafts, authentic, all natural, artisanal gelato and sorbet freshly made from scratch on site. It is a perfect healthy balance, where chance has no role to play.


Artisanal high quality gelato requires attention to details, to the whole process, and the constant monitoring of ingredients. There are no short cuts to reach success. Cool Gelato Italiano never compromises on ingredients, using the excellence of the worldwide agriculture and food industry.


On top of that, a deep knowledge of ingredients, and production process; the curiosity leads us to research. When we say research, we mean new ingredients, new raw material combinations, developing new flavors, as savory flavors, and new production techniques. “Excellence comes when passion and tradition catch modernity”.




“I tried six flavors and they were all first-rate. Four of them were stand-out superb, rich and intensely flavorful”.

by Howard Seftel - Arizona Republic Restaurant Critic


“Each flavor is a scoop of luscious indulgence in a colorful cup. The only thing missing is the bow”.
by Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 


"You needn't cross the pond to indulge in a bit of Italian splendor. There's a lovely, wildly talented couple from Italy who make gelato for their cozy shop near Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and spend their days welcoming people who make time to enjoy it". 

by Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 


"The selection changes from day to day, so you'll find a fresh flavor to explore each time you visit. The Bronte Pistachio PDO is a revelation: Cool Gelato Italiano is one of the few places that makes it with real Sicilian nuts".

by Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 


"Some people turned to Stanley Tucci's Searching for Italy TV show as an escape this year, but we found a far simpler way to beat the doldrums and bring a little bit of Italy into our lives. We just slipped inside Cool Gelato Italiano, where friendly faces and fabulous flavors make you forget all about the heat and the hustle". 

by Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 


"If you're fortunate enough to try authentic gelato in Italy, you'll probably spend the rest of your life looking for a similar version in your hometown. Phoenicians can stop searching, because Cool Gelato Italiano is in their backyard".

by Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 




7373 E Scottsdale Mall #125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-3100


For private parties, corporate events, catering services and wholesale business, please contact: - (480) 941-3100



Friday: 1PM-9PM

Saturday: 1PM-9PM

Sunday: 1PM-7PM
Monday - Thursday: closed

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