Our Founder & Father Giovanni Parente
Our father Giovanni Parente established Italcream in 1980 as the first gelato manufacturing company in Las Vegas, Nevada. Growing up in Naples, Italy, as a young boy Giovanni enjoyed a passion for delicious food and sweets. His favorites included classic Neapolitan Margherita Pizza, Babà Napoletano, and homemade gelato made with the freshest local ingredients. Giovanni immigrated to the United States in 1962, moved to Las Vegas and worked in various casinos for ten years before opening The Via Veneto Italian restaurant.
Yearning to enjoy his favorite Italian gelato again, in 1979 Giovanni returned to his native Naples to study with the old school master gelatiaos at the Gran Bar Rivera and learn to make authentic artisan gelato. When Giovanni returned to Las Vegas his reputation for making the finest quality gelato and sorbet attracted several major casino and restaurant clients. A family-owned business, Italcream is dedicated to continuing Giovanni’s legacy of creating the highest quality gelato, sorbets and other frozen treats serving the Las Vegas community and beyond.
Italcream Executive Management
In 2021 Allettante Inc. made a capital investment and became the majority shareholder in Italcream Inc. The Allettante team now manages Italcream business operations, including finances, supply chain, and marketing. “Growing up in Las Vegas, I’ve always enjoyed Italcream gelato and sorbets because of their uniquely authentic offerings,” stated Tony Garcia – Allettante, Managing Partner. “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.” Allettante Inc. is an investment company made up of successful entrepreneurs and business executives with decades of innovative brand-building experience. Allettante investments focus on hospitality brands, retail, and distribution. “We are excited to partner with the Parente family,” said Allettante Operations Director Marty Wolf. “We plan to promote the Italcream brand and expand market sectors with a wider variety of products and services.”