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our story


La Cremosa is a truly Italian Gelato Brand born in Rome and growing in South Africa. The Brand was started by 3 friends, David, Sandro and Mauro, thanks to more than 40 years of experience of David's family in the gelato business at La Fonte della Salute in Trastevere, Rome. The 3 friends decided to bring to South Africa a piece of Italy, starting a brand new company with the goal of making the best artisan ice cream around.

La Cremosa's adventure started in September 2014, when the first batch of ice cream was made in Newtown and sold at the Maboneng market on a hot Sunday. After receiving a great feedback from customers, La Cremosa opened its first branch in Dainfern Square and since that moment the production has never stopped. Come to experience a real taste of Italy!

Rome, 1981
Johannesburg, Today

A tradition born in 1981

Our  story began in 1981 in Rome when Roberto, David's father, started a small gelato shop destined to become one of the most famous and successful ice cream shops in the city during the 80's and 90's. That shop is where we used to play, eat gelato and dream about the future. During more than 30 years Roberto developed a unique know-how that has been handed down to us to bring you something completely different and authentic.

We were taught that only by choosing the best quality fruits, chocolate, nuts and milk we would have made an amazing ice cream.

We make our ice cream using proper ingredients and technical processes that have been improved and tested for decades.


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