Gelato in Vancouver Levels Up as Motoretta Gelato Opens its Doors 🛵


July 7 Marks Opening Day with BOGO Offer and Partial Proceeds to Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Gelato aficionados might see all their dreams come true this week, as artisanal Italian gelateria Motoretta Gelato opens its doors Thursday, July 7, at 1001 West Cordova, with renowned gelato maker Salvatore Boccarossa at the helm. In celebration of the much-anticipated opening, there will be a Buy-One-Get-One (BOGO) offer with partial proceeds from the opening day going to Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, a local non-profit organization that promotes healthy eating and urban farming education for youth in communities across Vancouver.

The newest venture from Kitchen Table Restaurants, Motoretta is powered by a philosophy that’s similar to the popular Italian motor scooter that inspired its name: fun, unpretentious, but designed with care and purpose, says Boccarossa.

“By combining Italian tradition with local, seasonal B.C. ingredients, Motoretta not only ensures the highest quality gelato, but celebrates the beauty and rich flavours found right here in our own backyard.” Originally from Naples, Boccarossa grew up learning the lessons of quality, freshness and staying true to the seasons. It’s his expertise, top-notch ingredients, and simple techniques that together create Motoretta’s delicious flavours. And along with authentic handmade Italian gelatos, treat-seekers can also enjoy the granita, a refreshing frozen slushy treat served with buttery brioche and best enjoyed as a meal unto itself.

The Cordova Street location will be familiar to some, as it was formerly home to well-known gelato hotspot Bella Gelateria, which left the location after 11 years, making way for a fresh, new handcrafted gelato experience to take its place. Motoretta is offering a buy one, get one free discount on all handmade gourmet Italian gelatos and granitas purchased on opening day.

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ABOUT MOTORETTA GELATO | Fun and unpretentious, yet designed with intent and driven by a passion for the freshest ingredients, Motoretta is the new modern Italian gelato spot to take over 1001 West Cordova in the heart of Coal Harbour. Opened in Summer 2022 by Kitchen Table Restaurants and headed by the award-winning gelato maker Salvatore Boccarossa, Motoretta Gelato combines great ingredients and simple techniques to create beautiful flavours meant to be enjoyed all year round. Motoretta serves traditional Italian gelato and granita with a modern sensibility, preserving its simplicity while showcasing the best of B.C’s seasonal ingredients married with exceptional Italian products.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 1001 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC | | Instagram: @motorettagelato

ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE RESTAURANTS | A mainstay of the local hospitality scene since 2009, Kitchen Table Restaurants places a premium on simplicity, integrity, giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates and the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. The brand operates a number of beloved and award-winning restaurants in the Greater Vancouver area, including: Gastown comfort-food-and-cocktail hotspot Pourhouse; Main Street’s Northern Italian-focused Pizzeria Farina; Railtown casual Italian eatery Ask For Luigi; authentically Italian caffè -by-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe in Gastown; Italian hotspot Farina a Legna in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district; Venetian-inspired wine and cicchetti bar Bacaro, and multi-location Giovane Caffè, Friuli region-inspired Carlino in the Shangri-La Vancouver, and Super Veloce, a new health-conscious coffee bar experience in Vancouver’s Shaw Tower. |

Media release and images provided vy Saschie MacLean-Magbanua, SMC Communications Inc.

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