Definition of gelateria in US English:



  • A shop selling Italian or Italian-style ice cream.

    ‘I stopped at a gelateria and ate a vanilla gelato’
    • ‘If none of the desserts seduce you, there's an Italian gelateria across the street.’
    • ‘One corner of his sparkling European-style shop is now a gelateria, where behind a gleaming curve of glass, trays of smooth, rich gelato and summery sorbets are aligned like a child's set of watercolors.’
    • ‘Melvin learned the tools of his trade in Milan at an actual old-time gelateria (gelato shop).’
    • ‘Families, if they ever manage to get off the beach, can tuck into gourmet ice cream at Australia's finest gelateria, learn to play the didgeridoo and have their aura photographed at the Crystal Castle.’
    • ‘In the small village where we'll stay in a family-run inn, a gelateria provides the quintessential Italian treat.’
    • ‘Of course, I had a couple of desserts (it had been at least a few hours before hitting my first gelateria) and I had a nice, moist wedge of Ricotta Cake.’
    • ‘Immediately afterwards, sitting on the stairs facing the gelateria and spooning away with rapture, we were blown away tenfold by the incredible intensity of both flavors, full-bodied and strong, which tasted precisely like the original ingredients they were meant to portray.’
    • ‘The Roberto that first caught my eye was the gelateria, not only because I love ice cream, but mostly because I dig the suffix "teria."’
    • ‘Afterwards, we grabbed a few umbrellas and wandered down the road to the local pizza joint and gelateria for dinner and dessert.’
    • ‘Enough art already: then your first port of call is a decent gelateria.’


Italian, from gelato.