Monte Jr., James, Monte, Alina, and Viviana Marcaccini


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The story of Villa Dolce Gelato began with a dream to bring Italy’s finest dessert gelato to the United States. Having brought them so much joy while growing up in Rome, brothers and Los Angeles natives Monte, Giancarlo, and Gianandrea Marcaccini envisioned bringing a true taste of Italy to the United States.



Three Brothers as Children

Monte, Gianandrea, Giancarlo

Enjoying a Cup of Gelato

Satya Marcaccini

To make the product as authentic as possible, the Marcaccinis began by pursuing Nino Ferrore, one of Italy’s premier gelato makers from Rome’s Il Gelatone. As a result of his instruction, all their equipment is imported from Italy along with the natural ingredients required to make such classic gelatos as hazelnut, bacio and tiramaisu.

Villa Dolce Gelato opened its doors for business early 2001 by servicing top tier restaurants and hotels in the Los Angeles area. Top chefs, including the legendary Wolfgang Puck, quickly embraced their extraordinary product, made fresh with natural ingredients.

About Us - The Brothers

Giancarlo, Monte, Gianandrea

Generations Enjoy Gelato

Giancarlo Sr. and Alicia Marcaccini with granddaughter Viviana

“Italians are passionate about their food and wine. Quality is the most important thing. It doesn’t have to be expensive or exclusive to make an Italian happy. It just has to be authentic and well-made.”
– Monte Marcaccini


Villa Dolce Family The Brothers

Marcaccini Boys