Stop by Gelateria Bella Roma, and there are three things you can count on: You will taste delicious Italian gelato, you will be greeted by the owner, and the gelato will be fresh and made in the shop.
Or more simply, as one Italian customer proclaimed, “Mmmm. It’s just like back home.”
“We’re not some big conglomerate or a chain or franchise,” says store manager Bali. “We are family run, family operated, and all the ice cream is made in small batches, right here, every day.” Dad Sam, son Bali and cousin Manjit are putting in seven days a week to make sure everything is perfect and to welcome you with a smile.
The Perfect Gelato
The perfect gelato, for those who don’t know, should never be hard like American ice cream or soft like frozen yogurt. It should be perfectly creamy and smooth. Filled with deep, rich flavors and served at a temperature that melts on the tongue.
For Manjit, who made gelato for 15 years at a well-known gelateria by the Tivoli Fountain in Rome, gelato is an art.
The Perfect Setting
“We love Sunnyvale for the diversity of cultures, and for the community. Everyone has been very welcoming.” says Bali. “We looked for nearly two years for just the right spot, the right size, a place with a lot of foot traffic, people of all ages. It’s great when people stop by to say they are glad we chose to locate here.”
The location at 127 S. Murphy took some time and preparation to have things perfect for the May opening but Sam said “it was worth the wait”. He added that it may have taken longer than expected but the other Sunnyvale merchants and the city were very helpful.
So stop by, welcome the new business owners and try a scoop or two, or maybe a milkshake. Several dairy-free and vegan options are available. Check out
Gelateria Bella Roma on Facebook or call at 669-246-5051.
Now is the perfect time to indulge in a delicious taste of Italy in downtown Sunnyvale.
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