Originally from Rome, old-world Italian desserts lover Stefano Quilli, created Vaniglia e Cioccolato gelateria almost 10 years ago when settling in Pembroke Pines, Fl. He subsequently set up in a different location Vaniglia e Cioccolato Lab (where all the gelato/sorbetto are made) to share his passion of gelato making with the world, refusing to take any shortcut. He prides himself on serving only the finest quality gelato, reminiscent of his own childhood, growing up in Italy.
Most 10-year old kids ask for a bike. Stefano asked for a gelato maker. Mastering the art and science of fine gelato making has been a lifetime passion. Professionally, he has dedicated the last two decades to meticulously handcrafting premium gelatos in the age-old Italian tradition, a journey that’s taken Stefano from his native Rome, where he owned Crema & Cioccolato, and led him to South Florida, which has satisfied one of his lifelong cravings — settling down in America.