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About us

Gelato is not just a way of life for the Papas, it runs through our veins. Our roots can be traced back to our home in Sicily, Italy, where we’ve been making gelato for more than 40 years.

Despite living half a world away in Melbourne, Australia, Lilly – the head Papa of our Preston gelateria – took a trip to visit the family in Sicily, making gelato with her cousins, way back in 1996.

Armed with the traditions passed down from her Sicilian famiglia, Lilly’s knowledge was taken to the next level when she studied under one of Italy’s great gelato masters at the International Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Piedmont, Italy, learning the art of balancing gelato from scratch – the holy grail of gelato knowledge – and now Gelato Papa is here to share the best in gelato with a modern twist!