Pidapipo PTY LTD
An obsession is born when Lisa Valmorbida decides that gelato is her thing. But if she is going to make and sell gelato, it has to be authentic, artisanal, Italian style. It has to be done right. So first up? She heads to Italy to attend gelato university, which is an actual thing. And the best gelato university in the world is the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna.
5 Star Google Reviews
Had to wait in line but totally worth it. Ice-cream that tastes like the actual flavour (eg chocolate tastes like chocolate). They even have dairy free options
00:33 20 Oct 18
Yes! Yes! Yes! Delicious Italian icecream.. Italy experience. Staff..polite..best I have seen. Busy busy but worth that little wait. Must try. 😋😋😋😋
16:38 10 Nov 18
Excellent choices of non dairy ice-cream especially nectarines flavors taste great. Down side is - sometimes too busy, not very patient with Asians. And there may be foul smell from outside the shop.
10:59 26 Oct 18
Ice cream flavours are just great. The creamy texture is delicious and the quantity is quite much to satisfy your appetite for a whole meal. Best ice cream in town!
11:14 09 Sep 18
They piled my gelato to the sky; it was structurally unsound. After a minute I had to go back and dump it into a cup. They need bigger cones for three scoops. Pretty tasty though.
04:30 02 Nov 18
Excellent ice cream, and cheaper than I expected. Its also open late which is good!
14:35 20 Nov 18
The queue is worth the wait. Freshly made delights - sorbets or ice creams. Like being back in the old country. And the vibes are oh so Italian, too. A great afternoon treat!
04:59 29 Jan 19
Awesome little hip Ice-creamery shop in Lyon street. Open late with a bunch of unique and classic flavours. I went for a Mint and White Chocolate, while my friends, who happen to be vegan, also had the choice for dairy free ice creams such as Watermelon and Mango! The small, yet definitely buzzing ice-cream shop has a sort of industrial-alleyway type of vibe going on that blends so well with the rest of the lygon st scene! Staff were kind, energetic and charismatic! Will eat here again 🙂
13:33 09 Feb 19
I'm gonna have to say it's probably one of my absolute favourite places to get ice cream in Melbourne so far... Delicious but there can be a bit of a wait. All ice cream made in house with changing flavours all the time. Would give more than 5 stars if I could.
02:36 14 Jan 19
Really great ice-cream shop, there will always be a queue waiting inline to get ice-cream but it moves pretty fast. The staff is quick and helpful and the ice-cream is delicious! Definitely worth a try
09:25 16 Feb 19
Really great ice cream. Amazing range. Always a line (hence the 4 stars) but the whole experience is fun. Why aren't more people dancing to the music?
07:04 08 Jan 19
Easily the best ice cream I've ever had. They have lots of dairy free options too!
20:48 07 Mar 19
Easily the best ice cream store I've found in Melbourne. High quality, delicious flavours. The one down side is the secret has been out regarding this store for years and now expect a decent wait to place your order.
11:51 18 Mar 19
This is one of the best ice cream places in Melbourne. They make everything fresh and it all tastes amazing. They also have dairy free options. My only negative comment would have to be there are often long lines of a night time but the staff are amazing at what they do and these lines always seem to move quickly. If you've lived here your whole life or just in Melbourne for a visit you have to try this place!
11:48 30 Apr 19
Queued for a bit but it moved fast and u r not gonna regret waiting. All flavors looks appealing and the staff recommended the blood plum and pistachio and they do taste super nice! Will definitely come back sometimes and try all other flavors.
11:37 23 Mar 19
Sweet treat after dinner at Papa Gino's. We tried some flavours but ended up with the original chocolate ice cream. Texture is perfect - soft and not melting too quickly. You guys who have sensitive tongue towards sugar might find their ice cream bit too sweet. But it's worth trying guys!
00:25 28 May 19
Amazing flavours! The staff are efficient and friendly. The queue might be long but definitely worth it. Try to go in the evening/early on in the night to avoid the crowd. The salted caramel gelato is what I imagine heaven would serve up. Would re-visit 110%
15:17 06 May 19
Best ice cream ever 👌🏻🍦 A friend recommended me this place explaining it “has the best ice cream ever” and he was 100% correct. I finished it before I could grab a photo. The selection of flavours was so hard to choose from, so many delicious choices 🤤 Thank you for the kind service too, the workers were very approachable and kind.
13:34 13 Jul 19
One of the best ice cream place! High quality ice cream. Order two scoops for a cheaper pricing. Can consider getting a cone as it is the same price as a cup. Recommended!!
12:49 28 Jul 19
Great ice cream! Quite different to what you'd usually get. The apple crumble my personal favourite! Must try, however slightly pricey
22:10 25 Jul 19
Lots of flavours and it rotates. Many dairy free options. Gelato is tasty and smooth. Staff are friendly. If you want a taste of a flavour, just ask!
07:34 11 Jul 19
Great but get in early. Lines often out the door and down the street, even in the middle of winter. Definitely one of the better places in Melbourne
09:33 12 Aug 19
The ice creams don't look that good but it's one of the best ice creams I've ever had. Highly recommended to anyone that comes to Melbourne.
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02:43 22 Aug 19
Best ice-cream in Australia!!! I’ve never had better ice-cream. Staff are so nice, just as nice as the ice-cream. There honestly isn’t anything bad to say about it! 😋😋😋🍦🍦🍦
06:10 28 Aug 19
The staff were so nice very loving towards the customers. The ice-cream is probably the best i have ever had. 10/10 would recommend
23:37 29 Aug 19
Super friendly staff! Tried Pistachio ice cream on cone suggested by my friend(a big fan). Lovely texture and rich flavour, also gave me a full stomach 🤩Such a huge scoop😆 Definitely recommended!
12:46 08 Oct 19
If you can get past the crazy line up the ice cream is absolutely delicious!!! It’s a must after dinner experience as the weather warms up!! Love this place!!!
12:56 12 Oct 19
My favourite gelato place in Melbourne. Always have really good flavours. Always experimenting with new flavours. Ultra high quality gelato. Ultra creamy. Ultra awesome. Currently in Carlton and Windsor.
09:52 08 Oct 19
The cones looked a bit small but boy did they pile the DELICIOUS gelato on. Generous scoops, great texture and durability (barely had to worry about drips, and I'm a slow eater).
23:28 22 Oct 19
I LOVED IT! Chocolate and pistachio flavours were just amazing. It's a must try!
09:33 03 Nov 19
Absolutely delightful ice cream spot with some of the creamiest ice cream I've ever had. Super rich and wonderful on hot Melbourne days. Went with a bunch of mate's after the uni semester ended, and we all enjoyed the respite from the afternoon heat.
05:44 22 Nov 19
Wow, I waited for almost 20mins in the queue at this place to eat the ice cream and it was totally worth it, the ice cream was so rich in flavour and was heavy for just 1 scope of ice cream. Totally worth the priceIce cream. 5Service. 5Ambience. 5Cost. $$Overall. 5
13:58 24 Nov 19
Love Pidapipo. Their gelato isn't reliant on being overly sugary like you'll get with other places and they generally have beautiful flavours. From my many trips there, you may get a bland or fairly standard experience from time to time. 7 out of 10 times its worth it!
05:18 30 Nov 19
Possibly the best gelato in Melbourne and that is saying something. Pick a flavour any flavour and you’re guaranteed to be happy.
07:02 22 Dec 19
Super tasty creamy ice cream. Shop was packed and we were so lucky to get a seat inside the shop. Amazing ice cream flavors to choose from. We had the salted caramel, peanut butter and peaches and cream. Customer service was great and quick. Definitely something you much try if you are in this area.
23:26 04 Jan 20
Delicious gelato! Go here. The gelato was smooth, creamy, and a had a very good flavor. There was also a great selection of non-dairy flavors. We ordered pistachio, hazelnut, vanilla, and mango, every flavor was superb. The atmosphere and the care the workers put into the batches was authentic Italian. Also, check out the window in the front, the design was amazing.
00:32 02 Jan 20
Love this trendy Italian gelato bar. Plenty of yummy flavours made in small batches on the premises. Always a queue that moves fairly quickly.
22:55 01 Jan 20
One of the best ice creams I have had, that too, at a reasonable price. Be prepared to stand in the waiting for 20-30 mins. Will happily visit again if in the area. Cheers
09:43 31 Dec 19
I have never had such amazingly creamy ice-cream in my life. This is so delicious I will definitely be back again and again.
07:23 08 Jan 20
Absolutely love the ice cream here! I think they rotate the flavours regularly. Queue is a major turn off but you can avoid it by heading there during non-peak hours. Servings are really generous. Try it to believe it!
18:30 17 Jan 20
Definitely worth the wait in the queue. Quite long on a warm day. I tried the Nutella swirl and salted caramel. The salted caramel easy definitely my favorite!
10:59 29 Jan 20
The fresh fruit, the fresh taste and the unforgettably smooth texture. All times favourite. One of the key reasons for a trip to the Lygon street.
02:12 14 Mar 20
Great ice cream with Italian tradition in Melbourne! Nice place, loud music! Nice people and excellent service.
14:33 18 Mar 20
Mostly vanilla based, but amazing retention of flavour in each. The exact texture of soft serve but in a scoop. Very creamy and not too sweet, worth a visit for sure
20:28 05 Mar 20
Always worth the wait! The ice-cream and sorbet is delicious and smooth. They always have some amazing new flavour combinations to try.
02:48 23 Apr 20
Very famous among students for delicious and cheap ice cream. Mostly Italian flavours. One scoop is 4.80, two is 6.80
17:16 25 May 20