Benvenuti da Giovanni’s Gelato

Since opening our flagship store at thecentre:mk in August 2013 Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato has become known for it’s authentic Artisan Gelato in Milton Keynes. Giovanni’s is a family run business and has proudly served over 100 flavours of hand-made Gelato, Sorbetti and Frozen Yogurt, including freshly baked Belgian Leige Waffles, Gelato Shakes and Sundaes all made to order by our team of Gelatista’s. Our Gelato is served from our unique award-winning Gelato truck, a treat for your eyes as well as your taste buds. With an indulgent dessert range of new and exciting flavours introduced by our gelato chefs weekly, you will be spoilt for choice.


Here at Giovanni’s we are passionate about our love for Gelato. We have been honoured to receive many prestigious awards, amongst them an OPAL for best Retail Mall Unit in the UK along with an AVVA Annual Visual Victory award in the USA in 2014. In 2015, Giovanni’s won Best Independent Retailer of the year by MKBAA (Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards) which was truly magnificent achievement. 2016 brought further recognition for our quality of gelato. Our authentic Sicilian Pistacchio Speciale and Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter gelato each scooped a Great Taste Award and was received from The Guild of Fine Foods. These awards are a testament to the company’s success, as we grow from strength to strength we continue to develop new flavours and deliver a true artisan gelato experience to our customers everyday.


At Giovanni’s we view Gelato as a special experience, from production to delivery. Giovanni’s chefs stay true to Italian tradition in their creation of authentic Gelato paying close attention to detail. Our Gelato is passionately hand crafted daily to produce lovingly made luxurious flavours certain to excite all tastes. Each individual unique flavour is carefully balanced through sourcing only the finest ingredients using nature’s own natural colours and flavours, never compromising on taste. Both classic and contemporary flavours are included in our seasonal menus, which are ever growing!

What makes Gelato Special?

Giovanni’s Gelato is a superior product in comparison to ice-cream, why you may ask? Gelato contains on average 50 – 60% less fat! Gelato, although much creamier and flavorful than ice-cream actually has fewer calories. Vegetable fat, which is the usual choice for ice-cream is substituted for dairy fat, which poses as a far superior fat content.

Further, Gelato has a much higher density than ice cream. Ice-cream manufacturers add air to ice-cream as it nearly doubles the quantity of their product without increasing costs. Unlike ice-cream, very little air is added to our Gelato resulting in a higher quality product with a rich and creamier taste. In order to enhance taste, Gelato is also served slightly warmer than ice-cream, this helps bring out each individual flavour for you to savour for longer.