Dolce Vita Gelato and Grocery

Our story


After years of corporate stress in Bergamo, Italy, Walter and Marti decided to make their passion for gelato into a career. They attended the Gelato University near Bologna and then apprenticed in two different gelato shops to gain experience. No franchises could satisfy their creativity and desire to bring true Italian gelato to Arizona, so they opened Gelato Dolce Vita in Mesa.

You have to try

Our Gelato!


Walter and Marti trained in Italy to become Gelato Masters!

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Our gelato is completely handmade, no additives, no artificial flavors. Only true and healthy ingredients


Italian Gelato is less fat, more flavorful than the Ice-Cream.


You can live a true Italian food experience at our store, only Italian Gelato and Italian Deli!

We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality ingredients for our gelato. Our almonds come from Puglia; pistachios from Sicily; hazelnuts from Piedmont, etc. Our fruit sorbets use local, in season fruits whenever possible. Even the milk and cream we use is local.

The process of making gelato is a science. The recipes have to be balanced between fat, sugars, air, ice crystals and other solids such as proteins, nuts, cookies, etc. Get one of those ingredients wrong, and it will turn out icy, runny or with a sandy texture. In fact, we use advance technology to help us ensure that our gelato is perfectly balanced before it goes into our display.

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Our Deli


We serve fresh Sandwiches with only true Italian ingredients


Salumi are Italian cold cuts predominantly made from pork.


Only true Italian imported cheese, including Fresh Mozzarella di Bufala coming every week from Italy.


Visit our grocery for Oils, Italian Pasta, Italian cookies, Tomato paste and more.

Dolce Vita Gelato and Grocery

Home made quality gelato, panini's, and pastas. Large assortment of Italian meats and cheeses along with crucial grocery items. Gluten free items are also available.

Our paninis are made with bread imported from Holland and amazing meats and cheeses from Italy. Only the freshest ingredients are used.

Home made gelato made with the freshest italian ingredients. Unique new flavors available everyday as well as customer favorites.


  • My wife and I stopped in for the first time, and I had the best...... I can't even call it a sandwich, but a piece of edible heaven, WOW the best I ever had, the "Parma" not to mention the Gelato my wife had.... Unbelievable.... Thanks my freinds for the great service.
    Sam Amato
  • I came here with my family today for my birthday! The food was amazing, the bread was so delicious! !! We all tried different plates and we left nothing to take home!!! The Gelato WAS AMAZING!!! ! The 4 of us tried different ones and all of them were excellent!  I am so glad we found this treasure! The owners were amazing as well... Thank you and see you soon!!!
    Jacob-Alexandra Droz
  • We love this place so much! Best gelato in the valley by far!!!
    Andrew McCargar

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About Us

Home made quality gelato, panini, and pastas. Large assortment of Italian meats and cheeses along with crucial grocery items. Gluten free items are also available.


Contact Us
5251 E. Brown Rd. #104
85205 Mesa
Opening Hours
11:00 - 9:30
11:00 - 9:30
11:00 - 9:30
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
02:00 - 8:30