Bella Gelateria – Vancouver
Happy Friday good foodie friends.
Have you tried Bella Gelateria yet? If not, you should.
I love that Maestro James Coolridge and his dedicated staff all seem to strive to remind you of Days gone past and encourage us to taste, take a breath and enjoy flavors that are crafted from local ingredients and culinary wonderment to create that “culinary smile and eye squint” as you savor the notes dancing across your tongue.
When you meet Maestro James and listen to the excitement when he talks about his creations you quickly realize his true passion and dedication to his art.
Ever since Bella Gelateria opened it has been lined out the door with happy customers just dreaming about their next delectable lick.
They have 2 locations, their original cozy little spot near Coal Harbour and their new location in Yaletown with great views of the water.
Coal Harbour is strictly Gelato and the Yaletown location boasts a tasty pizza and pasta menu along with some other creative Italian flavor goodies to sit and enjoy with a perfect sip of wine.
Here you will find more Gelato flavors as well as the savory menu!
The magic of their pizza comes from Bella (Maestro James) traveling to Naploli (Naples) in search of the best Pizza, finest techniques and best ingredients. Experimenting and refining to achieve the best quality and tastes coming out of their genuine pizza oven that bakes the pizza just right. A quote from Maestro James told me why his passion drives him to keep creating and refining perfect offerings that create smiles and repeat customers. “When I decided to serve pizza I had people ask me what I knew pizza being gelato maker, I decided that I would do it the right way and learn from the best in Naples. It not just about importing the finest ingredients from Italy but also having the right oven and the perfect balance of how much of each ingredient to use” (that is what I took from our chat and may not be perfectly verbatim but is close)
Did I mention that Maestro James has a few accolades / awards to his credit? Oh yes he does, in fact: (an excerpt from a press release)
That’s right, world compatriot winner from the capital of Gelato officianidos as well as home to some of the finest Gelato in the world, Firenza
Location: 1001 West Cordova, Vancouver
1089 Marinaside Crescent , Vancouver
You Gotta Try This!