about us

When Alessandro and Stephanie Bonaventura came to Los Angeles the very first time 10 years ago – they fell in love with the country, the people and the weather.

While travelling the world pursuing their innere passion for great gelato, the idea of opening their own store was born.


Alessandro and Stephanie have a background in the restaurant and hotel business for more than 15 years. Alessandro was trained at "Gelato University" in Bologna, Italy.


Alessandro's and Stephanie's family orientated "gelato lounge" with authentic gelato and fun for the entire family from 1 to 99 years old opened on July 14, 2012 in Marina del Rey, California!

Great NEWS: The second "Gelato Lounge" is NOW open in Manhattan Beach, CA! 

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step