“Gioco

In the Freezer

“Gelato, sorbet and granita flavours run the gamut from seasonal fresh fruits to popular essences including coffee and chocolate or liqueurs such as vin santo, marsala, limoncello, or even grappa. Each bite packs a wallop of sensory stimulation, a celebration of the primary ingredient undisguised by additives or cloying, heavy ingredients that mask the original flavour. Though lower in fat, often with no more than 6 to 7 percent butterfat, gelato has much more flavour than ice cream. This is because fat tends to coat the mouth, blocking the experience of the fresh natural flavour. In addition, the best gelaterie use full-flavoured seasonal products, maximising the essence of the main ingredient. Another reason for the intense flavours is that gelato is kept at a warmer freezing temperature. The consistency is dense and velvety, with less air beaten into it. The softer texture glides through the mouth, and because it is not so cold, the taste buds do not become numb with freezing, but are open to accept more of the flavour…”

- Pamela Sheldon John

Gelato

  • Amarena Cherry
  • Armagnac & Raisin
  • Amaretto
  • Bacio
  • Baked Apple
  • Banana
  • Banana with Chocolate, Hazelnut & Wafer Ripple
  • Black Cherry & Kirsch
  • Blueberry
  • Calvados
  • Cannolo
  • Caramel
  • Caramel & Salted Peanut
  • Cassata
  • Cassata with Ricotta
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Fondant
  • Chocolate & Halva
  • Chocolate & Candied Orange
  • Chocolate & Chilli
  • Chocolate & Hazelnut
  • Chocolate, Hazelnut & Wafer Ripple
  • Chocolate & Pepperberry
  • Cinnamon
  • Citrus & Vanilla
  • Clotted Cream & Berry
  • Coconut & Black Sesame
  • Coconut & Pandan Leaf
  • Coffee & Cardamom
  • Crème Fraiche
  • Earl Grey
  • Espresso
  • Fig & Roasted Almond
  • Fior di Latte
  • Gianduia (Chocolate & Hazelnut)
  • Gingerbread
  • Goat’s Cheese & Olive Oil
  • Gorgonzola
  • Halva
  • Hazelnut
  • Honey
  • Japanese Green Tea
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Liquorice
  • Macadamia
  • Mascarpone
  • Mascarpone & Fig Vincotto
  • Mascarpone, Fig & Almond
  • Mascarpone, Pear & Walnut
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Mocha
  • Nougat
  • Palm Sugar with Caramel Ripple
  • Passionfruit Ripple
  • Panettone (S)
  • Parmiggiano
  • Peanut Bombe
  • Pear
  • Pedro Ximenez
  • Pistachio
  • Raspberry
  • Roasted Almomd
  • Salted Caramel
  • Salted Caramel & Spiced Ginger Biscuit
  • Strawberry
  • Tiramisù
  • Torrone Sicilian
  • Turkish Delight
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Violet
  • Whisky & Raisin
  • White Chocolate
  • Yoghurt & Berry
  • Zabaglione
  • Zabaglione & Rum Babà
  • Zuppa Inglese (Trifle)

(S) Seasonal

Sorbet

  • Almond Milk
  • Apple & Vietnamese Mint
  • Blood Orange (S)
  • Blood Orange & Prosecco (S)
  • Blueberry
  • Capsicum & Chilli
  • Celery
  • Champagne
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Cucumber
  • Green Apple
  • Honeydew (S)
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Lemon & Lime
  • Limoncello
  • Lychee
  • Lychee & Mint
  • Mandarin (S)
  • Mango
  • Milk Mint
  • Nectarine (S)
  • Passionfruit
  • Passionfruit (Seedless)
  • Peach
  • Peach & Amaretto
  • Pear
  • Pineapple & Star Anise
  • Pink Moscato
  • Plum (Blood) (S)
  • Nougat
  • Pomegranate
  • Prickly Pear (S)
  • Raspberry
  • Rhubarb
  • Rockmelon (S)
  • Rosewater
  • Sheep Milk Yoghurt
  • Tomato
  • Vanilla
  • Verjuice
  • White Chocolate
  • White Peach

(S) Seasonal

Semifreddo

Semifreddo – which in Italian means “half cold”- is a specialty frozen dessert not exactly like gelato or sorbet. It has it’s origins in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, where it is used in the celebration of the New Year. The main difference between semifreddo and other frozen dairy desserts is the quality and the quantity of the ingredients, the smooth and delicate texture, and the fact that it is not quite as cold as ice cream thus explaining it’s nomenclature. Gioco semifreddo consists of a foundation formed of a cream base which is infused with select flavours and ingredients, and zabaglione. An Italian meringue is then folded through this mixture to form the basis of a great semifreddo. It is at this point that we fuse this traditional mixture with our handmade confections to produce an innovative combination of flavours.

Amaretto

Brittle almond praline strewn throughout an almond liqueur cream.

Caramel & Honeycomb

Light caramel parfait with honeycomb scatters.

Chocolate & Hazelnut Praline

Hazelnut cream with highlights of chocolate and hazelnut ripple.

Chocolate & Spiced Rum Babà

Hand made brioche drenched in a spiced rum syrup and submerged into a dark chocolate semifreddo.

Coffee & Almond Biscotti

An aromatic coffee presence complemented with oven roasted almond biscuits.

Diplomatica

Sponge cake doused in Alkermes liqueur and centred around roasted almond and vanilla bean semifreddo.

Limoncello & Millefoglie

A refined balance of lemon liqueur, whisper of puff pastry and a hint of lemon preserve.

Mixed Berry

A mixture of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries blended through vanilla zabaglione.

Nougat

A medley of pistachio, hazelnut and honey with subtle overtones of vanilla and orange.

Panettone

Traditional Christmas leavened bread with raisins and candied orange immersed in hazelnut semifreddo with chocolate pieces.

Pistachio & Hazelnut

Hazelnut sponge encased in layers of pistachio and hazelnut semifreddo.

Tiramisù

A subtle blend of Marsala wine and coffee semifreddo layered with sponge finger biscuits immersed in coffee liqueur.

Torroncino

Dark chocolate parfait speckled with homemade torrone and pistachio.

Gelato & Sorbet Cakes

Cassata

Vanilla and ricotta gelato with cinnamon, candied fruits, chocolate shards and Genovese sponge cake doused in Alkermes.

Cherry Chocolate Coconut

Layers of cherry and chocolate atop chocolate sponge cake, toasted coconut and chocolate ganache.

Neapolitan

Sheets of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate gelato crowned with torched Italian meringue on a sponge cake base.

Coconut & Mango

Asian inspired arrangement of coconut, mango and coconut speckled with black sesame.

Mascarpone & Raspberry

Raspberry sorbet sandwiched between mascarpone gelato.

Chocolate & Hazelnut

Almond sponge cake and chocolate ganache coated with chocolate and hazelnut gelato.

Lemon, Mango & Raspberry

A perfectly matched variety of sorbets intended to capture the essence of each individual fruit.

Passionfruit & Yoghurt

Ying and Yang – Modestly sweetened sheep milk yoghurt paired with fior di latte gelato rippled with passionfruit.

Chocolate & Blood Orange

Velvety chocolate sorbet with a citrus burst of blood orange sorbet.

Portion Control

Gelato filled Mini Cannoli
  • Tiramisu
  • Bacio
  • Sicilian Torrone
  • Stracciatella
  • Chocolate
  • Espresso
  • Amarena
Tartufo

Spiced rum ganache encased in hazelnut gelato and dusted in Dutch cocoa.

Gelato Sandwiches

Don Pippo

Spiced ginger snap biscuit and caramel ripple gelato.

Comare Mela

Moist chocolate and nougat biscuit with amarena gelato.

Compare Pepeneru

Chewy almond, candied orange and pistachio biscuit boasting a centre of fior di latte and vanilla bean gelato.

Luisella

Cannolo dough discs sandwiched between Sicilan cassata alla ricotta gelato.

The Grand Poobah

Brittle chocolate and almond meal biscuit with chocolate and hazelnut gelato.