We checked out the new Melbourne-based gelateria, Zero Gradi that made its debut at the end of July right next to sibling restaurant 400 Gradi! Located Downtown in the Arts District, the menu includes gelato, Italian pastries, sorbetto, semifreddo ice cream cakes, a full espresso bar and sandwiches!
Updated January 2022
Zero Gradi is a super popular Melbourne-based gelateria founded by Australian celebrity chef Johnny Di Francesco who is also known for the pizza concept next door, 400 Gradi! This is the first location in the US and fun fact: Francesco said that they picked Dallas due to the the culinary diversity and hospitable reputation!
The perfect stop before or after a day of museum hopping or pizza eating! Zero Gradi was inspired by the pastel-colored umbrellas that lined the Amalfi Coast beaches during the ’60s and ’70s and when you walk in you’ll see gorgeous aqua-colored tile and a bright neon sign that shines down on the display of stunning pastries. There are also several bistro tables set up and window seating available so you can sit and enjoy your treats!
The menu includes scratch-made Italian pastries like flakey Nutella croissants, gelato and sorbetto flavors like basil, lemon-rosemary, hazelnut or pistachio, semifreddo ice cream cakes, and an espresso bar so you can enjoy Italian coffees. Try an affogato if you can’t decide between gelato or coffee! They also just added focaccia and croissant sandwiches to their menu!
But the gelato is really the star of the show with 20 flavors made with Italian machines and ingredients like fresh fruit, yogurt from Italy and more to make really delicious, refreshing sweet treats!
They are open Mon-Thurs 9am-7pm, Fri 10 am-8pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.