Our Story

The story of Villa Dolce begins with a dream to bring Italy’s finest gelato to the United States.  Growing up in Rome, the Marcaccini brothers spent their summers on the Italian coast and sharing gelato with friends and family was one of their favorite daily rituals.

Today, Villa Dolce wants to preserve that tradition by bringing your customers those same shared moments of joy and connection, through authentic, artisan gelato made with the finest ingredients sourced from around the world.

“We started Villa Dolce not only because we wanted to share a product that we loved, but because we missed the Italian way of life.  In Italy, quality products and quality time together are highly valued. Italians understand the importance of truly connecting with each other.  And now that I have my own family, this is more important to me than ever. I love that our products are meant to be savored and shared.” – Monte Marcaccini

Villa Dolce opened their doors in 2001 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.

To answer increasing demand across the country, in 2013, Villa Dolce purchased a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona, enabling expansion of their national foodservice distribution. Villa Dolce’s commitment to replicating a true taste of Italy is evident in their authentic Italian recipes, artisan processes and the use of only the finest natural ingredients.

We are proud to be an Italian family owned company and the recipient of numerous trade awards, most recently being honored as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies on the Inc. 5000 list and one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine.

Want to learn more? Watch the Marcaccini brothers share their story, their struggles and what it was like to take a business from a 100 sq ft office into one of the largest gelato manufacturers in the U.S. Check out the entrepreneurial docuseries by Talkin’ Success here on Amazon Prime Video. We are in Season 1, episode 6!