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About us

The taste of Italy wherever you are

Our mission is to teach people around the world the true value of authentic Italian gelato.

Heritage and tradition

Unico is an idea sparked from a visionary Italian family for which gelato is more than just a simple dessert.

The journey started when Elena Manfroni joined forces with her husband, Gianluca Vitali, and Leonardo Ragazzi, owner of the award-winning gelato parlour in Bologna – Cremeria Funivia.

With more than half a century of experience, in 2015, Elena, Gianluca, and Leonardo opened an artisanal gelato parlour in Bromley, London. The store quickly took off and grew, also thanks to the support of the Italian football legends Gianfranco Zola and Roberto Di Matteo, who invested in our company and contributed to its expansion in Central London, Milan and Lisbon.

Freshness & Quality

Our shops are equipped with top-tier internal laboratories that guarantee the whole homemade production process, which takes place daily.

Quality and freshness are our key driving factors reflected in the choices we make along our supply chain. We source our ingredients from both local farms and our motherland, like Sicilian pistachios and Piemontese hazelnuts.

Additionally, we offer products suitable for Vegans and Celiacs, with gelato flavours free of dairy, gluten, and other top allergens.

    Our twin across the ocean gelato&co

    Dreaming to expand across the globe, we made room for our sister brand with stars and stripes: Gelato&Co. The brand sparked from the union of the award-winning Tuscan gelato maker, Stefano Franceschi, and Unico founder, Gianluca Vitali.

    Now counting 8 stores across North and Central America (2 shops in Cayman, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Panama, Naples, Denver, Houston), as well as many more foreseen to open soon, Gelato&Co shares Unico’s mission: becoming the ambassador of authentic Italian gelato.

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    © 2022 Unico Gelato & Caffe Ltd

    VAT: GB-205420555
    75 High Street BR11JY Bromley - London

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