Heavenly Handmade Ice Cream

Our customers tell us that just a single spoonful of Gelati Celesti is indescribably good. Rich, decadent, creamy goodness. Perhaps even teetering on transcendental. A moment of pure joy. What makes our ice cream so heavenly? We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional product with the very best flavor possible. Our ice cream tastes exactly how great ice cream should taste—pure, fresh and natural. Each batch of Gelati Celesti ice cream is made by hand with only the finest ingredients from around the world. Flavors are churned in small batches using special Italian equipment. The micro-batch process allows us to care for and consider each scoop of ice cream that we serve. The hand-crafted process may take longer, but we think it makes our ice cream that much better. And our proprietary process minimizes the air whipped into our product, making it uniquely flavorful, thick and creamy, and flat out special.


In addition to our House Favorites and more than 85 flavors that are rotated seasonally and throughout the year, we offer made-to-order ice cream pies and cakes personally decorated for any occasion. And when you just can’t get enough, we will hand-pack your favorite flavors in quart or pint containers so you can have Gelati Celesti at home or wherever you get the craving. 


We invite you to treat yourself to a little scoop of heaven!

Our Story

Gelati Celesti began as a collaboration between father and son. In 1984, Peter Edmonds and his father, John, opened the business with one location in Richmond, Virginia with a shared vision and a single goalto bring joy to others by making the very best ice cream possible, scooped up with the very best service. Ice creams were prepared fresh daily in the back of the store and sold by the cone, the cup, or hand-packed for taking home. Today, with three stores, a food truck, and an ice cream kitchen all in the Richmond area, our unique recipe and philosophy remain unchanged. We are honored to continue the Gelati Celesti tradition of handmade, small batch, premium ice cream.



TEMPORARY HOURS                               


Monday– Thursday: Noon – 9:00 pm             
Friday – Sunday:  Noon – 10:00 pm 


TRUCK HOURS:           
 Sunday - Saturday: 2:00 - 6/8:00 pm 
(depending on weather and inventory)                                                                          



Bon Air: 804.320.0000
Grove Avenue:
Scott's Addition: 
Short Pump: 804.364.2100

West End: 804.346.0038
Virginia Beach: 757.937.0471



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