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)

Coleridge’s creation “Noce Pecan e Sciroppo d’Acero Canadese” (Pecan and Canadian Maple Syrup) was awarded first prize by the technical panel, as the best among the 30 master gelato makers. In addition, more than 200,000 visitors attended the Festival and were given the opportunity to vote for the best gelato. The people voted for Coleridge’s gelato and he was awarded with the “people’s choice award” in the competition in Florence, Italy from May 23 to 27.

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 

Bella Gelateria is a special treat and a great experience.

Location: 1001 West Cordova, Vancouver

1089 Marinaside Crescent , Vancouver

You Gotta Try This! 

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About Westcoast Foodie Blogger

Husband, father, coach, volunteer, foodie, amateur of food from the soul, true flavors that come from heart and soul, Love all things Italian, love to travel to new places as well a familiar spots....dare to dream, experiment and expand your palate and embrace how food from the soul connects friends, family and new aquaintences. share ideas and wanderlust travel experiences with my blog...let me know if there is something that you want me to blog on or write about....Enjoy every moment of everyday. Follow me on Twitter @BCfoodieblogger and Facebook

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