Italcream Gelato Manufacturing Company Plans Expansion with Investment from Allettante Inc.

Italcream Inc. builds on a successful forty-year legacy creating and manufacturing classic “Gelato Artigianale” Italian gelato. Expansion plans include marketing and distribution of innovative new Italcream products through hospitality and retail markets.


Allettante Inc. has made a capital investment in Italcream Inc., the innovative Las Vegas gelato manufacturing company, announced Tony Garcia, Allettante Managing Partner. The Allettante team will manage Italcream business operations including finances, supply chain, marketing and expansion plans.

“Growing up in Las Vegas, I’ve always enjoyed Italcream gelato and sorbets because of their uniquely authentic offerings,” stated Garcia. “Given the exponential growth of high-end restaurants in Las Vegas, today’s discerning patrons demand innovative made-from-scratch culinary selections. With Italcream, we saw an opportunity to invest in an exceptional family-owned business and help expand their operations in significant ways.”

Founded in 1980 in Las Vegas by Giovanni Parente, Italcream was the first authentic Italian gelato manufacturer in Nevada. Adriano Parente began working with his father at age 12 learning to make gelato from classic Italian recipes. In 2011 Adriano, a graduate of San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, assumed management of the family business and expanded the Italcream product line with a variety of flavors served by casinos and restaurants throughout Las Vegas.

“I’m thrilled about our Italcream future and advancing my father’s legacy and vision,” stated Adriano Parente. “The partnership with Allettante enables me to focus on research and development to create exciting new Italcream products and flavors for everyone to experience.”

Yearning to enjoy his favorite gelato, in 1979 founder Giovanni Parente traveled back to his hometown of Naples, Italy, to learn how to make authentic artisan gelato from the old schoolmaster gelataios at the Gran Bar Rivera. When Giovanni returned to Las Vegas his reputation for making the finest quality gelato and sorbet grew quickly and attracted the business of leading casinos and restaurants.

“We are excited to be partners with Adriano and the Parente family,” said Allettante Operations Director Marty Wolf. “Our plan is to promote the Italcream brand and expand market sectors with a wider variety of products and services.”

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Allettante Inc. is an investment holding company made up of successful entrepreneurs and business executives with decades of innovative brand building experience. Allettante investments are focused on hospitality brands including frozen dessert manufacturing and retail, wine retail and distribution among others.