Crolla’s Gelateria represents an award winning family company that has been producing traditional Italian ice-cream in Glasgow for over a hundred and twenty years. It was 1895 when a young Serafino Crolla exchanged the warm sunshine of Italy for the less predictable climates of Scotland, setting up his first shop in Queen Mary Street, Glasgow.
His son, Giuseppe, opened a second shop in Clydebank, and after the first World War he returned to Scotland and opened Premier Cafe in Main Street, Bridgeton. This was followed by expansion into the two adjoining premises.
The Crolla family had started up an ice cream factory and had 30 vans selling their delicious ice cream around the streets of Glasgow in the 1950’s.
Today the firm still supplies ice cream vans but has expanded to supply shops, cafes, wholesalers, restaurants and hotels. Although they are firmly committed as ever to producing top quality ice cream, the range of products Crolla’s now supplies is immense.
Peter Crolla, Serafino’s great-grandson, has now established the fourth generation of Crolla’s – a family firm in the true sense of the word.
Proud winners of Scotlands Best Ice Cream Parlour 2014. Our very stylish Ice Cream parlour offers not only an amazing selection of Ice Creams and desserts but excellent food and Italian Coffee. Crollas Ice Cream has been established over 120 years manufacturing and supplying ice cream to Restaurants, Hotel, Cafes and other retail outlets. We have have now opened our very own Gelateria in Glasgow for our customers to enjoy this award winning ice cream parlour.
With over 60 flavours of ice cream to choose from available as a traditional ice cream cones, indulgent sundaes or the unique “Cold-Stone Creation”. Crolla’s is the only ice cream parlour in the west of Scotland to offer this innovative blend of create-your-own ice cream!
Together with their customers and staff they look forward to future developments in the history of the Crolla Ice Cream Company.