Like gelato? You'll love these local shops in Ottawa. They are serving up ridiculously delicious gelati that’s well worth a trek to enjoy.

Stella Luna Gelato Cafe

You’re in good hands at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe at any one of its 4 Ottawa locations! The brand was awarded Best Gelato in Canada and Top 3 Gelato Shops in the Americas at the gelato world tour in Chicago in 2016. Owners and master gelato chefs Tammy and Alessandro Giuliani mix old-world techniques and handcrafted recipes with passion. Stella Luna was also included in the Top 100 Places to Eat in Canada by Yelp in 2021 and Ottawa's Best Desserts in 2021.  Their selection of gelati changes daily so you’re always in for a surprise and a treat.

Piccolo Grande Artisan Gelateria

Piccolo Grande Artisan Gelateria uses the finest ingredients available to manufacture authentic Italian gelato in the heart of Ottawa. They even import flavourings direct from Italy. They have been committed to delivering an Italian experience in the heart of Ottawa since 1987.

Amore Gelato

If you want to scoop up some truly spectacular gelato in Ottawa, head to ByWard Market and pay a visit to Amore Gelato. They make their fresh gelati onsite with the best quality ingredients they can find. Many people regard Amore Gelato as the best gelato shop in all of Ottawa!

Malak and Sons

Malak and Sons is a family business that was first established in 1950 in Tripoli, Lebanon. They have spent 60 years refining their pastry, wedding cakes and gelato recipes. They offer a large assortment of high quality, simple fruit sorbet and gelato flavours. While you’re there, be sure to try their Lebanese ice cream, Ashta, in a few flavours. They also offer sugar free flavours on request.

Mantovani 1946

Mantovani 1946 Ottawa is an authentic Italian Gelato café located in ByWard Market.  It offers award winning gelato, pastries and Neapolitan espresso. Their raw ingredients are sourced and imported directly from Italy. Expect classic flavours of gelato and sorbet, plus some truly spectacular Italian options like Sweet Sicilian Almond, Cassata, and Pompeii (Fior di Latte infused with organic charcoal with a raspberry crema and crispy crepe bits). They even offer diabetic friendly flavours.

We hope you’ll pay a visit to these incredible gelato shops in Ottawa this summer!