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Authentic Italian Gelato  |  Vernon, B.C., Canada

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Authentic Italian Gelato
Vernon, B.C., Canada

La Carraia Vernon - A Taste of Florence, Italy

The story of La Carraia began in 1990 in Florence, Italy. With Italy being the birthplace of gelato, we wanted to keep the traditional style and feel of home-made gelato while incorporating modern tastes and trends. Through this unique transformation, we were able to evolve our product while keeping the antique flavours of Florentine gelato alive.

If you’re wondering where the name “La Carraia” comes from, the answer is simple: a bridge. The second oldest bridge in Florence, to be exact. The first La Carraia Gelateria opened shop right next to the famous “Ponte alla Carraia,” a five-arched bridge spanning across the River Arno. Naturally, we decided it only made sense to name our shop after this beautiful piece of history, especially since we were going to be neighbours.

As La Carraia’s gelato became part of the cultural fabric of Florence, we decided to expand our passion and in 2008 we opened our second shop there. With our love and passion continuing to grow, it was time to bring the authentic taste of Florentine gelato to Canada.

It is our mission to continue to deliver the same delicious, authentic taste of Italy to our new friends in Vernon, all while providing each guest with an experience as unique as our flavours. Send your taste buds on a one-way trip to Florence, with the authentic Florentine gelato proudly served in every scoop. Produced on site by our trained proprietor, sourced and designed by the experts.

Our Vernon location is owned and operated by husband and wife duo Fakri and Abir Fituri. Together with their staff, they deliver top notch welcoming hospitality that will leave you feeling like a part of the family.

While our special focus is on gelato we also create a wide variety of pastries and savoury lunch options for you to enjoy at any time of day! We are pleased to say all our cuisine is made in house.


Flavours of Authentic Italian Gelato

See What Our Guests Have To Say...

We just tried this place and were very impressed! Our 4yo is always set on vanilla and will never try ANYTHING else! But the great team took their time and had him try out some new flavors and he tried something new!
The spot is so perfect to sit and enjoy the evening sun!
Vernon needed something fresh like that!

Maximilian Kuehling

We heard endless raves about La Carraia so we had to check it out and we were blown away.  The gelato is the best we've ever had and the artisan coffee was unreal! Fakri and the team at La Carraia brings a breath of fresh air to downtown Vernon. So welcoming and friendly. I can't recommend it enough!

Jay Woodford

Delicious and creamy. I loved the tart. There's so many flavors to choose from and the staff are so polite!


Huge Rave to La Carraia Gelateria Cafe!
This afternoon was our first time going to this fabulous place. My 10 year old son was hoping they had Mango flavour, which they didn’t. I’m guessing it was the owner, turns to us and says… “You would like Mango flavour? I will make some just for you.”
He proceeded to the back and approximately 15 minutes later, my son had mango gelato!!
It was delicious and so was the amaretto!

Angel Corson

Absolutely amazing! Great pizza ready to go for a quick bite and the best gelato you've ever had for a treat...we'll definitely be back soon and often!! The staff is super friendly and make sure you feel very welcome. I'd give it 6 stars if I could!!

Lucas Baldo

Phenomenal. The owner and staff were extremely friendly. Beautiful interior and gelato to match. Highly recommend.

Gordon MacDonald

Highly recommend, can’t wait to go back! Gelato was delicious, and they gave me lots of different options to find my favourite one. The prices are great, and finally a place in Vernon that actually stays open to a decent hour, a gem that this town needed!

Chantel Sky

The gelato here is so flavourful and smooth and reminds me so much of the gelato I had in Florence.

Gary Ma

Outstanding! Beautiful, fresh clean shop! Owners and staff are extremely welcoming & friendly. They have an amazing selection of delicious Gelatos and pastries. Highly recommend visiting this new gem spot, we will definitely be back!

Stephanie Gould

Absolutely amazing! I was lucky enough to be able to do some taste testing and OH MY GOD! By far the beat gelato i have ever had, amazing ambiance and the flavours are just WOW. The set up of the shop is so cute, patio for the warm summer nights and AC for the hot summer days! 10 out of 10!

Fatima Haymour

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3000, 29th Avenue, Vernon B.C.


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