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Sweet Scoops Where to Find the Top Gelato in Adelaide

Sweet Scoops: Where to Find the Top Gelato in Adelaide

Craving for a taste of frozen bliss? Well, you’re in luck. There’s gelato galore in Adelaide, with shops like Gelato Bello and Gelatissimo serving scoops of creamy and sweet goodness.

These spots are just the tip of Adelaide’s gelato iceberg, though. Here’s the lowdown on the coolest gelato joints in town!

Gelatissimo Gouger St

Address: 101 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8211 7774

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 12 pm to 10 pm
  • Fri – 12 pm to 10:30 pm 
  • Sun – 12 pm to 10 pm


Gelatissmo is a paradise for gelato aficionados, boasting a diverse range of both OG and quirky flavors.

Patrons can delight in traditional favorites such as choco, pistachio, and cookies and cream.

There are also innovative concoctions like sticky date pudding, Vietnamese coffee, and American jam donut gelato infused with actual bits of fresh donut!

In addition, Gelatissmo goes the extra mile with offerings like their 95% sugar-free chocolate, providing guilt-free indulgence. Their vegan peanut butter is also complete with velvety waves of peanut butter ripple, appealing to the vegan crowd.

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home for a taste of Gelatissimo’s gelatos. They can deliver their decadence to your doorstep!

48 Flavors

Address: 78 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 7073 5751

Operating Hours:

  • Tue to Thu – 12 pm to 10 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 12 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sun – 12 pm to 10 pm


The award-winning 48 Flavors’ gelato experience is next level, as they flex a mind-boggling menu of over 100 flavors, from classic to experimental.

Their prized flavors include pear and Gorgonzola gelato. This dessert is a fusion of Gorgonzola cheese, organic figs, and toasted walnuts.

48 Flavors also has the delectable caramelized fig and honeycomb panacotta, our team’s go-to gelato here.

Those steering clear of gluten should opt for their black sesame gelato, while vegans can rejoice with their tangy and refreshing blood orange gelato.

And hey, if you’re on the lookout for halal-certified treats, their honeycomb and banoffee gelatos have your cravings covered.

For your birthday bash, consider snagging their larger gelato cakes. They’re perfect for parties!

They can bring their famous 48 flavors to private gigs such as birthdays.

If you want to win prizes like gelato cakes and take-home packs, join their Club 48 program.

Ovo Gelato

Address: 10/3 Jan St, Newton, SA 5074

Contact Details: 0412 969 469

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Fri – 2 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fri – 2 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sat – 12 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sun – 12 pm to 9:30 pm


At Ovo Gelato, the dessert game is on point, especially for your late-night cravings.

With a rotation of 20 fresh and daily-made flavors, they have a sweet lineup for different preferences. Classic dairy faves here are vanilla, hazelnut, and pistachio, while vegan wonders include raspberry, lemon, and mango.

This spot also has sensational combos like a gluten-free chocolate fudge brownie crowned with strawberry gelato and their drool-worthy waffle stack—two waffles crowned with vanilla bean and bacio gelato!

Ovo Gelato’s modern and mellow space is perfect for date nights. For Valentine’s Day, though, couples should expect crowds, as this dessert spot tends to get pretty busy during this time.

Live a Little Gelato

Address:  5 Third St, Bowden, SA 5008

Contact Details: 0412 932 230

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed – 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Thu – Closed
  • Fri – 5 to 9 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


Vegan indulgence comes with Live a Little Gelato’s treats. This buzzing Bowden spot has a bold approach to dessert, offering unique options that are completely plant-based, like vanilla, hazelnut, and raspberry.

The vegan decadence doesn’t end with their scoops too. They have a giant gelato cookie sandwich cake with strawberries and matcha that is perfect for groups who only consume vegan sweets.

But if you’re looking for a standout favorite, their sticky date with pear and vanilla bean gelato takes the crown.

Familiarize yourself with their pick-up and delivery dates.

You can book Live a Little Gelato for events like birthdays and weddings.

Hokey Pokey

Address: Shop 5/33 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling, SA 5152

Contact Details: +61 8 8330 0291

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 11 am to 5 pm
  • Sat – 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sun – 10 am to 4 pm


Hokey Pokey is a cozy, family-owned joint serving up artisanal gelato near the bustling Quercus Corner Park.

Don’t let their small space fool you. Their unique picks like watermelon and spearmint, golden plum, and cape gooseberry gelatos pack quite a punch.

They also have the gold medal-winning Belgian milk chocolate gelato. But if you lean toward the dark side, their Belgian dark chocolate stracciatella (another award-winning flavor) won’t disappoint.

Head to their Facebook page to see what events or flavors they’re cooking, especially if a holiday like Christmas or New Year’s Day is on the horizon.

Gelato Bello

Address: 87 Glynburn Rd, Glynde, SA 5070

Contact Details: (08) 8336 9799

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 12 pm to 10 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 11 am to 11 pm
  • Sun – 11 am to 10 pm


The unassuming Gelato Bello has been dishing out creamy, heavenly gelato to Glynde locals since ’96. What sets them apart is they continue to uphold traditional Italian recipes and techniques, ensuring every scoop is as legit as it gets.

One of their hits is the enchanting blend of chocolate gelato infused with hazelnuts. The velvety texture dances with the richness of hazelnuts, giving you that perfect nutty crunch in every bite.

We also love their Bailey’s Irish Cream swirling in a creamy gelato base, with scorched almonds adding that extra oomph.

You can hire their gelato carts for huge events or simple get-togethers.

Bottega Gelateria

Address:  249a Seaview Rd, Henley Beach, SA 5022

Contact Details: (08) 7080 7625

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 1:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Fri – 1:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sat – 12:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sun – 12:30 pm to 10 pm


It’s hard to pass on Bottega Gelateria’s beachside bliss and premium gelatos. Here, the classics are total knockouts, with their Dutch chocolate gelato and Tahitian and Madagascan vanilla gelato as the best-sellers.

For those opting for a plant-based treat, the vegan chocolate gelato, with its almond milk base and homemade chocolate paste, is a smooth and creamy delight worth diving into.

Another top pick is their lemon sorbet, a refreshing gelato made with Adelaide Hills’ natural spring water, freshly juiced lemons, and lemon zest—all blended with their homemade sugar syrup.

Surprise someone you love with a Bottega Gelateria gift card!

St Louis 

Address: 19 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8212 2621

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 7:30 am to 10 pm
  • Fri – 7:30 am to 11 pm
  • Sat – 9 am to 11 pm
  • Sun – 9 am to 10 pm


St Louis brings European gourmet scoops to the Adelaide gelato scene. One standout is their Frangelico affogato, a total game-changer featuring French vanilla gelato soaked in fresh espresso and generously splashed with Frangelico liqueur.

You can also score and lick unique combos. Our faves are the strawberry gelato with Belgian waffles drenched in pure melted chocolate and berry coulis and the French vanilla gelato on a thin vanilla crepe drizzled with Nutella and strawberries.

Download their app to score benefits such as discounts and the latest menu updates.


Address: 18/20 Forster St, Ridleyton, SA 5008

Contact Details: (08) 8346 5195

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


When it comes to Australian-made premium gelato, Gelista is one of the top spots. This award-winning gelato shop sources ingredients directly from farmers, ensuring their flavors hit the highest notes of freshness and quality.

First up on the flavor train is their irresistible blood orange and dark chocolate gelato. This special fusion of dairy and fruit bursts with citrusy flavors and deep chocolatey goodness.

We also can’t forget the peanut butter with a chocolate caramel swirl, a champion at the prestigious Dairy Awards. This is a luxurious blend of creamy peanut butter and scrumptious chocolate caramel.

Make your event extra special by booking Gelista’s carts. You can reach them via the phone number listed above.

You can make your own recipe or follow the ones suggested by Gelista!

Sweet Life Gelateria

Address: In Aldinga Arts Eco Village,167 Port Rd, Aldinga, SA 5173

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – Closed
  • Fri – 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Sat – 12 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Sun – 11 am to 5:30 pm


Sweet Life Gelateria is a laid-back and majestic gelato shop surrounded by blooming flowers that add an Instaworthy backdrop to your gelato experience.

Fans love their 100% pure Italian pistachio gelato, a super soft, creamy, and nutty treat.

They’re also masters at combining childhood nostalgia with dessert perfection. Enter their milk and cookies gelato, using delicious Fleurie Milk Company that encapsulates the joy of dipping cookies in a glass of milk but in gelato form!

Don’t forget to bring your kids. Beyond the gelatos, they might also enjoy playing at the cubby house of Sweet Life Gelateria!
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