Piccolo Grande manufactures and retails Italian ice cream, known in Italian as Gelato. But as with any product there can be many grades of quality. Part of Piccolo Grande's success is due to it's commitment to top grade quality. Piccolo Grande has always used the finest ingredients available (including imported flavourings direct from Italy) to manufacture high-grade, low over-run... more
I love to go out for a gelato at Piccolo grande! My favorite is maple crystal. Tradionnal flavor like strawberries are also excellent. Also provides a candy selection. A+ in my book
On a sunny cold Sunday I was downtown with my sister and her kids. We had finished our dim sum lunch and we were walking around the Byward Market area when my sister said she was going to take us to her favourite gelato joint downtown.
She took us to Piccolo Grande. It was about 3 pm on a cold Sunday so the place pretty deserted. Hmmm.... There may have been 12 to 15 flavours to choose from.... more
One of my favorite places in Ottawa. The staff was friendly and the gelato was excellent. We also had coffee and it was just as good. Worth the visit and Murray Street is my favorite street in Ottawa.
I just stopped in for a quick coffee and seeing the great selection of gelatos I decided to have one of those as well. The Mocha coffee was unimpressive but the Peanut Butter Gelato was thoroughly enjoyed! The business is clean and they even have some comfy little couches you can sit on. The downside is that those two things... more
Wonderful gelato! I had the pistachio and pina colada. I've never had a better dessert in my life! Only complaint is that my boyfriend ordered the same size but was served by another person, and mine was about 50% bigger than his! Kinda weird. A bit pricey but worth it for a great treat on a hot summer day.
Piccolo Grande offers these services: dairy bar, ice cream parlor.
In 1987 Steve (Piccolo) Hambling took a trip to Italy. While there, he learned the art of making Italian ice cream, called Gelato. Upon returning to Ottawa, he opened his first Piccolo Grande store at this location. Today, tourists and locals alike flock to this neat little shop to enjoy the myriad flavours, all of which are made with special ingredients imported from Italy. Step in for lunch,... more