Giovanni’s Gelato partners with Mum to Mum UK

Giovanni's Gelato partners with Mum to Mum UK

It is with great excitement and delight that we announce our collaboration with Mum to Mum UK. Being a family run business we are all about family and understand the importance because it provides love, support and a framework of values to each of its members. From their first moments of life, children depend on parents and family to protect them and provide for their needs. Parents and family form a child’s first relationships. This collaboration will enable all Mama’s, Papa’s and Nonni to experience a family fun day at Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato with plenty of special offers.

Let the Fun Commence: This Easter from Monday 26th March – 1st April Bambini will receive 1 FREE topping when customer quotes the following to their Gelatista “GELATOTIME”! From 2nd April – 8th April buy one of our Irresistible Belgian Leigè Waffles and get the second one half price!

We would love to hear from you, please email us at or alternatively fill in one of our feedback forms at The Centre MK and hand it back to a member of staff. Happy Easter to all at Mum to Mum MK!


Giovanni’s Gelato supports The National Autistic Society

 Giovanni's Gelato supports The National Autistic Society!

Join us this World Autism Awareness week 26th March – 2nd April 2018 where we will be donating £1 for every scoop of Vaniglia Gelato sold!

We need your help to raise money and awareness for The National Autistic Society. We have come a long way in raising autism awareness but there’s still more to be done until everyone understands autism. We need the public’s support to raise vital funds for The National Autistic Society so they can continue running campaigns like Too Much Information, training and sharing knowledge with professionals working with autistic people, and so much more – and that’s where you come in, so come on over and buy your scoop of Vaniglia Gelato or order in the comfort of your own home or office via Deliveroo.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mums are amazing aren’t they? Who else would do your washing, cook you delicious Sunday dinners, pick you up every time you fall, be a constant shoulder to cry on and still fuss and worry about you long after you’ve grown up and left home?

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday 30th March – a little reminder for you!), we thought we’d celebrate by wishing all mums a Happy Mothers Day. We are offering FREE Gelato to all the Mama’s out there. Purchase 1 Gelato and receive the 2nd FREE from 2pm – 3pm.

Terms & conditions apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer/discount. Does not include the additional price of special flavours. Only one scoop is redeemable with this offer. Please ask in-store for any further details.


Introducing New Dutch Mini Pancakes!

Yes that’s right, Mini Pancakes (Poffertjes) are a uniquely Dutch delicacy and they have arrived folks! We’re on a mission to share them with the world, they are made fresh before your eyes with an expert flip of the wrist! You can now indulge in our new Pancake menu starting 15th October. Enjoy them with a tasty range of toppings, which include Nutella, Canadian maple syrup, cinnamon sugar and whipped cream. For the perfect combo why not include your favourite scoop of Gelato? There soooo delicious but don’t take our word for it! Only available in-store at centre:mk.


Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato announces sponsorship deal with Milton Keynes Lightning

Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato announces sponsorship deal with Milton Keynes Lightning

It is with great excitement and delight that we announce our sponsorship with Milton Keynes Lightning Ice Hockey Team. Our partnership will enable all MK Lightning fans to take advantage of our fantastic 30% OFF on match days throughout the 2017-2018 season. Both Giovanni and Pucky (mascot of MKL) will be joining forces on and off the ice, so look out for them on your next visit at Planet Ice and Giovanni’s CMK.

Carmelo Gristina, Managing Director of Giovanni’s Gelato commented: “I have been a fan of MK Lightning for the past 3 years so I am delighted and very proud to announce that we are sponsoring the club this season. This joint partnership brings a number of exciting opportunities. The team’s recent success has been a fantastic achievement and I congratulate them on qualifying to the Elite league, it’s a great time for the club and fans. We will be cheering on the team and wishing them all the best for the season ahead. Let’s go Lightning!”

Commercial Manager at MK Lightning, Sarah-Jane Smyth said: “We are delighted to be working with Giovanni’s Gelato. Gelato and ice hockey are a perfect match. Carmelo and myself have a number of joint ideas to put in place over the season, which I’m sure the fans are going to love!”


Giovanni’s Scoops Great Taste Awards


It brings us great joy to announce two of our most loved flavours have each scooped a Gold Star at this years prestigious 2016 Great Taste Awards by The Guild of Fine Food. The judges, from all corners of the food world, blind-tasted our product and here’s what they had to say about our Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Gelato “Very appealing idea and an alluring appearance. There are some wonderful textures going on: a lovely crunch from the peanut butter, chunks of brownie and smooth ice cream. The flavours are very well layered and deliver a lovely balance, not too sweet. There is a rich cocoa taste as well that gives the ice cream even more depth. Really enjoyable and quality ingredients used”.

Our Pistacchio Speciale Siciliano was also a hit with the judges: “Wow – lovely stuff. Great contrast in consistency and good Pistacchio, nice looking swirl of wafer and plenty of nuts”. Carmelo Gristina our Head Gelatiere and Director commented “My team and I are delighted to have won these awards, the comments and praise we received from the judges on our products gives us the motivation to create even more quality flavours that our customers can continue to enjoy. Great Taste Awards are highly sought after so to win 2 is amazing. Our products are all handmade with pride and passion so it is nice to have our hard work recognised”.


Gift Vouchers


If you want to share our goodness with the people you love, why not treat them to a gift voucher to enjoy here at Giovanni’s Gelato MK? With lots of choice from our award-winning Gelato to our freshly baked Belgian Waffles and creamy Gelato shakes our vouchers are perfect for any occasion! Now available to order at our Flagship Gelateria in Milton Keynes or online here.

Gift Vouchers can be purchased in denominations of £5/£10/£20, for all t&c’s please see reverse of voucher.


Deliveroo Partnership in Milton Keynes


We are proud to announce our new working partnership with Deliveroo in Milton Keynes has started. You can now enjoy ordering your favourite Gelato from the comfort of your home, office or work place. Our special Take Home Tub Kits with a variation of flavours is at your finger tips. So what are you waiting for? Simply click the above to get started!


Destination MK – Members Spotlight


Spring has sprung, and Summer is just around the corner, it’s ice cream weather and where best to sample delicious delights than our very own Giovanni Gelato’s. Not ones to produce just your average ice cream Giovanni’s have introduced yet more interesting and exciting new ice cream recipes to add to their plentiful menu, including Lemon Meringue Cheesecake, Eaton Mess, Chilli Chocolate, Strawberry Yogurt layered with Croissants.

Giovanni’s is proud to announce its feature in the Guild of Fine Foods’ dedicated magazine, Fine Food Digest, April 2016 Edition, which is distributed nationwide to many suppliers and specialist deli’s.

‘If you visit Milton Keynes mall thecentre:mk, you can’t fail to notice Giovanni’s Gelato’s bubblegum pink gelato truck. Now, the family business is launching a wholesale service, supplying Artisan Gelato, Sorbetto and Frozen Yoghurt in flamboyantly decorated napoli containers. Prices start at £5 a litre.’

In addition to their successful marketing campaign, Giovanni’s Gelato also supports the National Autistic Society (NAS) which is close to the heart of Carmelo, their Managing Director, having experienced and watched his young nephew challenge the complications of Austim since diagonisis at the age of 2 years. World Autism Awareness week ran from the 2nd-8th April, and Giovanni’s Gelato took part in a week-long campaign raising a grand total of £168.59 for the National Autistic Society. They would like to say a huge thank you to all of their customers who helped donate during the World Autism Awareness Week.

If you did not already know, Giovanni Gelato offers a 20% discount to all DMK members, so with this in mind pop past and grab yourself an ice cream or stock up your freezer with their tubs! You will find Giovanni’s in the CentreMK just outside of Clarks shoe shop.


Giovanni’s Gelato Fine Food Digest Magazine


At Giovanni’s we pride ourselves on the presentation of our showcase and was so delighted when the lovely people at Guild of Fine Food selected us to be featured in this months Fine Food Digest magazine. Click here now to view the issue. For all wholesale enquiries and becoming a Giovanni’s Gelato partner, please contact our dedicated team via email at


National Autism Awareness Week at Giovanni’s


Our Director Carmelo Gristina holds the charity close to his heart because his nephew is on the autism spectrum. He said: “My nephew who is 9-years-old was diagnosed with autism when he was two. Growing up with autism has proven to be incredibly challenging. Initially, experiencing great difficulty in his ability to communicate and engage in social interactions, affected all aspects of his life. Nevertheless, I have witnessed his continuous progression with great determination to overcome his obstacles and develop. He continues to face the daily challenges of living with autism, setting an exemplary standard with an inspiring positive attitude. With the support of his parents, he is most certainly surpassing expectations and growing up to become a very charming and caring young man. The support The National Autism Society offer to young children and adults is so inspiring it would be great to give as much as we can to help such a fantastic charity”. To help raise both awareness and funding during National Autism Week, which starts Saturday April 2nd until Friday 8th April we will be donating £1 for every scoop of Vaniglia sold for the duration of that week. During this period the staff will also be wearing NAS t-shirts, handing out leaflets and giving away mini flags & stickers to its customers to help raise any much money as possible. So come on down to Giovanni’s and help raise awareness for The National Autism Society!


Milton Keynes Award Winning Independent Retailer


Great news Gelato lovers, we won another award! We are thrilled to announce we have been crowned Independent Retailer at The Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2015. This now makes our hat-trick within only 19 months! ‘At Giovanni’s we are proud to offer a unique service and offering to Milton Keynes, with our innovative approach to the market place we have now built a reputation for quality and service. It has been an exciting period for all the Giovanni’s team and we are very honored to have won such a prestigious award. We shall continue to work hard and create what our customers love the most – great tasting Gelato. (Carmelo Gristina, MD of Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato).


NEW Loyalty Card launches!


Pick up your NEW loyalty card today and get on your way to claiming your FREE TOPPING & GELATO! Simply collect your 5th stamp to collect any free topping and 10 stamps for your free scoop*

*Terms and Conditions apply: Only one stamp per transaction with any Gelato product ordered. Card must be presented at time of purchase. Card only redeemable on toppings and Gelato. One free topping on 5th stamp and one free scoop on 10th stamp. Not including special flavours. Not in conjunction with any other offer. Giovanni’s Gelato is under no liability should cards be lost, stolen or damaged. Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato reserves the right to change, add or withdraw any terms and conditions herein without prior notice.


1st Birthday Celebrations


Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato celebrated its 1st Birthday at The Centre:MK in style this August. A fun filled extravaganza offering its customers free entry to their pop up picnic and play area to enjoy FREE Gelato, face painting, competitions and goodie bags in conjunction with Build-A-Bear Workshop and The Works. Special guests included Giovanni and Bearemy mascots, which partied all weekend to dancing competitions topped off with a special Birthday Cake Gelato which all guests had the chance to enjoy.


Giovanni’s Gelato wins Annual Visual Victories Award in USA


It has been an exciting and successful month here at Giovanni’s HQ and our Gelato truck has come up trumps receiving success across the pond! This is what Suzanne Cayley Judge for the Visual Victory panel USA had to say about our award winning Gelato truck: The truck design created by Giovanni’s Gelato Limited captures attention and transports customers through memory lane. The ice cream truck design and cone-shaped stools totally work in underscoring what the kiosk sells. Appealing to all ages – retro for those who remember the ice cream truck and fun for kids and adults too of today. Love the low profile of the design and the ice cream chairs are ‘over the top’. The matching pink shirts for the staff, puts this one at #1.” The refrigerated case is incorporated into the hood design. The right amount of branding keeps attention focused on the prize. The clean lines and fresh color combination add an emotional tie-in to the product. Serviceability from two sides allows for easier accessibility and shorter queues, a truly a well thought-out design rich in fun and character.


Giovanni’s Gelato scoops OPAL Award


Gelato lovers we are excited to announce within less than 8 month’s since opening at thecentre:mk Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato has won it’s first award! Winning a highly acclaimed ‘Best Mall Retail’ award at the Opal’s run by the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC). Judges at the Opal Awards praised Giovanni’s for ‘a bold and eye-catching design that clearly attracts attention. ‘We are incredibly proud and delighted with the recognition made by the judge’s today and would like to thank all those who voted for us.’ (Carmelo Gristina, MD of Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato). We cannot wait to see what next year brings so watch this space!…


FREE GELATO with Build-A-Bear Workshop MK


We are delighted to announce we have teamed up with Build-A-Bear Workshop in Milton Keynes. As of January 7th 2014 Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato is now an official food partner of the Build-A-Bear Birthday party scheme. Every Birthday Boy and Girl receives a FREE GELATO plus a saving of 15% OFF for all the party with every pre-booked Build-A-Bear party. For all booking details please contact us at for further information.

*Terms and Conditions apply: Offer valid only with pre-booked parties in store at the Build-A-Bear Workshop located on Silbury Arcade at thecentre:mk. Customers must present their Gelato token to their Gelatista at time of purchase which is provided by Build-A-Bear Workshop. Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato reserves the right to change, add or withdraw any terms and conditions herein without prior notice.


Student Discount


Calling all students out there! Claim 10% OFF* any purchase at our award-winning store at thecentre:mk. Simply present your student ID to your Gelatista when ordering.

*Terms and Conditions apply: offer available per transaction and on all items at time of purchase. Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato reserves the right to change, add or withdraw any terms and conditions herein without prior notice.