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Bottega Gelateria

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Published March 4th 2019
Bottega's Gelato is made fresh, from scratch - every time
Bottega Gelateria has opened its doors in the heart of Henley Beach, west of the Adelaide CBD. After walking along the beach, you can come up from the shore for an artisan made gelato with flavours that'll send you straight back to your holiday in Italy.

Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach is THE place for traditional gelato in Adelaide, South Australia.
Image supplied by Sarah Lawrie.


This place has been in high demand, with owner Adriano Macri, saying they went through 120kg per day of gelato during their opening weekend back in January 2019.

Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach is THE place for traditional gelato in Adelaide, South Australia.
A single scoop will set you back $6. Image supplied by Sarah Lawrie.


There are 7 permanent flavours to choose from as well as specials lovingly crafted from seasonal and local produce. Expect to see flavours such as Gawler Pistachio (our favourite!), Hazelnut Piemonte and Dutch Chocolate.

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The lemon sorbet being hand crafted in 'Effe' the gelato machine. Image by Sarah Lawrie.


Vegan sorbet (sorbetto) options are also available. Both the Lemon and Strawberry options will set your mouth watering. Perfect for those wanting a refreshing, lighter option on those super warm days.

Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach is THE place for traditional gelato in Adelaide, South Australia.
Image supplied by Sarah Lawrie.


Handcrafting each flavour from scratch adds a new level of flavour if you haven't had the opportunity of trying 'real' gelato before. The nuts are roasted and created into a paste in-house, and you'll even see the lemons or other ingredients around the shop or being processed in the back room.

Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach is THE place for traditional gelato in Adelaide, South Australia.
Image supplied by Sarah Lawrie.


You'll notice the words 'Noi lo facciamo davanti a tutti' above a large window at the back of the store, which translates to 'We do it in front of everyone', so kids and adults alike can watch all the behind the scenes action. There's even a gelato machine built into the front counter known as 'Effe'.

Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach is THE place for traditional gelato in Adelaide, South Australia.
Both cone and cup options are available. Image supplied by Sarah Lawrie.


With cone selections - it was great to see a gluten-free and kids option available. You can also ask for a dark chocolate coating on the inside, or top with whipped cream for a decadent twist.

Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach is THE place for traditional gelato in Adelaide, South Australia.
Image supplied by Sarah Lawrie.


If you can't decide on one flavour, you can select up to three scoops or flavours per cone or cup.

Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach is THE place for traditional gelato in Adelaide, South Australia.
The Award-Winning Salted Pecan and Maple Syrup gelato. Image supplied by Sarah Lawrie.


We were lucky enough to also try the Award-Winning Salted Pecan and Maple Syrup gelato - Adriano's speciality recipe that he learnt from his mentor, Canadian Gelato Maestro James Coleridge. If you can get your hands on a scoop of this, it's a definite winner in our books.

Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach is THE place for traditional gelato in Adelaide, South Australia.
Bottega Gelateria at Henley Beach. Image supplied by Sarah Lawrie.


No matter where you are in Adelaide, this place is worth the trip for any of the artisan flavours on offer.

Buon appetito!
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Why? You won't find artisan gelato anywhere else, unless you hop on a plane to Italy.
When: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun - 2.30pm til 10pm, Fri, Sat - 2.30pm til 11pm, Mon - Closed.
Where: 249a Seaview Road Henley Beach, South Australia, Australia
Cost: $$
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