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Bella Gelateria

Bella Gelateria

Ice Cream Shop and Dessert Shop$$$$
Coal Harbour, Vancouver
  • Sophia N.
    "Try the chocolate sea salt gelato and the saffron rosewater gelato."(45 Tips)
    H I.
    "Get the Akbar Mashti!"(6 Tips)
    Jack C.
    "Chocolate & Amarena cherries, salted caramel - Maldon sea salt!"(4 Tips)
    Lindsay W.
    "Salted Hazelnut and Earl Grey in a waffle cone"(4 Tips)
131 Tips and reviews
  • gelato
  • akbar mashti
  • earl grey tea
  • ice cream
  • salted hazelnut
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  • Jennifer Y.
    line goes fast if you figure out your 3 flavours to sample before you get to the counter! but I'll save you some time- toasted pecan with maldon sea salt and maple syrup is the way to go 👍👍👍
  • Kailey L.
    Kailey L.May 27, 2015
    The gelato here is worth the lineup. Tried Ashka Mashti (saffron, rosewater, pistachio & cream) and banana bread as recommended, these flavours indeed are amazing. Right texture, not too icy or milky.
  • Mansi V.
    Mansi VagtJuly 9, 2014
    I think this is some of the best gelato I've ever had! My favs were chocolate with Maldon sea salt, salted hazelnut, amarena cherry, banana bread and Akbar Masti. But you just can't go wrong here!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 9, 2013
    Bella Gelateria’s James Coleridge won both the Jury and People's Choice awards at the 2012 Florence Gelato Festival. He uses quality ingredients to make unique, multiethnic flavors in small-batchs.
  • J V.
    J VApril 8, 2013
    Kulfi has the most amazing combination of flavors. The entire menu is filled w/ unique flavors but sadly the girl behind the counter said the best sellers are chocolate & chocolate chip. What a waste
  • Casey L.
    Casey LauJanuary 26, 2015
    Amazing gelato but definitely not the best in the world and not better than the creamy deliciousness found in Italy. But great for Vancouver with some great flavours and great location.
  • Deborah
    DeborahAugust 18, 2010
    One of the best gelatos in Vancouver but very expensive. Ordered 2 flavours for 5.95 plus tax, and it was the size of one scoop. They cheap out on the portions but the quality is really good. If yo
  • Stash B.
    Stash BylickiAugust 24, 2010
    Hands down the best Gelato in town. This man treats his craft as seriously as the most advanced chef treats his food. Only the freshest and best authentic ingredients. WELL worth the $$.
  • J
    JJuly 12, 2015
    Akbar mashti gelato is my absolute favourite. For cold and rainy days, try the hot chocolato (hot chocolate and gelato)--white hot chocolate + Akbar mashti is a great combination.
  • The Province
    The ProvinceDecember 29, 2010
    Prepared to be blown away by the purity of flavours and complexity of textures. Try the intense espresso, distinctly peaty, Ileach Cask-strength Scotch and chocolate gelato. Read more
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaJanuary 19, 2011
    Best gelato in the city and ranked as one of the top gelaterias in the world. James the gelato artisan is very approchable and knowledgable. The pistachio, marron glace, and chocolate is to die for!
  • Amy H.
    Amy HoAugust 8, 2014
    Long line that moves quickly. A must-visit. Try the full bloom lavender; it's very flavorful without being too overpowering.
  • Groucho M.
    Groucho MarxJuly 14, 2014
    Avoid the waffle cones. They can't handle the gelato that isn't made to proper standards. They're using generic cones. Gelato is not cold enough. It simply melts before you leave the store.
  • Sherry
    SherryAugust 29, 2014
    Try Akbar Mashti + faloodeh. Trust me you'll love it. I wish they'd give you more considering how expensive it is.The last time I went in they even weighed it. Really?
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Myreen L.
    Myreen LacsamanaOctober 26, 2011
    You can find creative flavours like White Truffle, Pumpkin Pie and Thai Coconut. Classic must-try’s include: Espresso, Mediterranean Yogurt and Salted Caramel.
  • Dave K.
    Dave KoAugust 30, 2011
    So good! If you like dark chocolate you will love chocolat noir! Otherwise you can't go wrong with the caramel and sea salt! It's like kettlecorn gelato
  • H S.
    H SMay 16
    Old world handcrafted gelato. Winner of a lot of prices. Experience to do in Vancouver. Many original flavours
  • Kittie C.
    Kittie ChanSeptember 19, 2015
    Winner of a bunch of awards and probably one of the best gelato places in Vancouver. Changing flavours - make sure to try the nut flavours.
  • Deborah S.
    Deborah SoJuly 30, 2012
    So many amazing flavors. Try the banana bread if they have it, and the salted hazelnut. For solid combos: dark chocolate scoop w/ yuzu scoop.
  • Dee D.
    Dee De Los SantosFebruary 11, 2013
    This is the best gelato spot in town. You wont go wrong in any flavours here! Love salted caramel, Maui Gold pineapple and Dark Chocolate!
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany CheungSeptember 28, 2013
    My favorite is earl grey, lavender and toasted pecan&maldon sea salt:) it says they close at 10 but they dont until every customer is served! ^_^
  • Bee P.
    Bee PJune 19, 2011
    If you see the owner, ask for a recommendation of different flavours. Be prepared to be amazed. This ain't ice cream, this is frozen art!
  • HarvyDanger
    HarvyDangerJune 30, 2013
    The sorbet was so so but, my daughter loved the gelato! Long line out the door. This is the place to be for a treat apparently.
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo AvilaJuly 28, 2015
    Delicious gelatos! You should try chocolate belgian brownie and chocolate sea salt. Always is full of people so, be patient.
  • Julia D.
    Julia DorofeevaJune 8, 2014
    Everybody is so excited about this place, and I totally didn't like it - overpriced, way too sweet, has nothing to do with real Italian ice cream... Never again!
  • Sandy H.
    Sandy HigginsJuly 25, 2015
    We had the banana bread with chocolate Nutella. It was DELIGHTFUL!! We highly recommend it!
  • Jon P.
    Jon PriceJuly 5, 2015
    expect long or very long line. #protip you pay and then choose flavors. decide on size before you get to cashier; decide on flavors before you get to scooper. only 3 tastes per person!
  • Lynn Valley T.
    Lynn Valley TodayAugust 1, 2015
    Simply the best. Black sesame and yuzu are my favourite. The wait in line is worth it.
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki WongJuly 15, 2011
    Delicious gelato made in small batches to ensure freshness. Try my favourite, the saffron rosewater!
  • Avneesh K.
    Best gelato I've ever had. Get the sweet milk flavor.
  • Pauline
    PaulineMay 5, 2013
    The best gelatoria in the world try the safran flavour et the lemon sorbet it's amazing !
  • Groucho M.
    Groucho MarxJuly 14, 2014
    Not the best. Owner is ripping off people. He may know how to win competitions but he also knows how to rip off the consumer.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny S.April 24, 2013
    I LOVE intense/rich flavours. My staples flavours: black sesame and 99% chocolate noir!
  • Adriana C.
    Adriana CallejasNovember 3, 2015
    I can honestly say best gelato I have ever had in my life. Sinful flavors worth every single calorie.
  • Imran G.
    Imran GhoryAugust 2, 2015
    Interesting varieties of flavours, ice cream is good but melts quickly. Long queues.
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie CheungApril 2, 2013
    In love with Earl grey flavour! Make sure you check out their seasonal flavours!
  • Patricia B.
    All the gelatos are amazing!!! Try the Organic Matcha Green Tea and Tayberry!! Delicious!!!
  • Chanel L.
    Chanel LJuly 14, 2013
    Can't go wrong with any flavour here. Love the black sesame and Thai coconut.
  • Sylvia A.
    Sylvia AdamsonMay 26, 2011
    they have AMAZING ice cream here! I love their nougat and earl grey ice cream Read more
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JungJanuary 8
    BEST GELATO!!! Expect line ups. But the line ups are worth it.
  • WayneNH
    WayneNHAugust 21, 2012
    The salty hazelnut or salty caramel is a must. You can't go wrong here.
  • Felice L.
    Felice LamFebruary 19, 2012
    Try the Pistachio Gelato Affogato - Favourite cold & hot beverage at @bellagelateria in #Vancouver this week!
  • Groucho M.
    Groucho MarxJuly 14, 2014
    Too trendy. Small portions. overpriced. So many fools come but here and throw their money to the owner.
  • meru
    meruJanuary 22, 2012
    Salted Caramel Drink was not too good. Just ok. The lavender gelato was amazing!!!
  • Marina T.
    Marina TostesJuly 19, 2013
    Try the Earl Grey Tea gelato, it is simply delicious and unexpexted.
  • Sophia N.
    Sophia NgJune 3, 2011
    Try the chocolate sea salt gelato and the saffron rosewater gelato. Delicious!
    Upvoted May 30
  • Ste
    SteAugust 11, 2013
    2 flavour on cone max.. the line is long, but be patient, it's worth!
  • Shelley C.
    Shelley ChenMay 29, 2012
    Have you tried James' award-winning Salted Pecan gelato yet? Amazing flavour drizzled with maple syrup and topped with a pecan.
  • Niña
    NiñaAugust 29, 2013
    Make like a Filipino and try a Sweet Corn + Buko Pandan combination. Delicious!
  • Steven
    StevenApril 26
    Old fashioned chocolate + flower of milk is great. You'll definitely love it :)
    Upvoted Jun 11
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