Ciao Bella was founded in 1983, when they started making authentic gelato and sorbetto, based on an Italian family recipe, in their first Scoop Shop in NYC’s Little Italy. Chef Danilo Zecchin (Ze-keen) has been the heart and creative soul of Ciao Bella for decades. He is an international chef who draws inspiration from his childhood memories of growing up in Torino, Italy, a region known for its epicurean prowess.
Featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, in O and Cosmopolitan magazines, and on Fox Business News, Ciao Bella has become one of America’s most rapidly-emerging brands. Once you experience the taste you will never forget it!
Intensely creative Sorbetto flavors include Sicilian Blood Orange, Wild Italian Strawberry Limonata, Dark Cocoa, and Marion Blackberry Cabernet. Delicious, delectable Gelato flavors include Bourbon Caramel Chocolate, Brown Sugar Caramel and Sicilian Pistachio. Distinctive Gelato Square flavors include Alba Hazelnut Dark Chocolate, Key Lime Graham and Sea Salt Caramel.
Sherbrooke Capital invested in Ciao Bella in 2008.