DELIZIA Gelato Italiano  -   Chalidon St. 13  -  GR-73100 Chania (Old Town)   -   Tel. +30 28210 54377

In 2010, two people from different countries and different business worlds, but with common passion, and love for sweet tastes, came up with the idea of setting up Delizia.

The reason for Matteo Bianciardi, an Italian geologist who has always had a special craziness with cooking and sweets, and Christos Karapanayiotis, an economist who had experience in food and sweets as his family had a food business in Chania. Since then, they decided both to study the art of Italian ice cream in Italy.

Three years later, and specifically in the summer of 2013, they realized their idea by building the Delizia Gelato Italiano in the heart of the Old Town on Chalidon Street. A very beautiful space, which is only open in the summer, with Italian touches in its architecture.

Just behind the service area where Delizia offers its products, the preparation lab has been built and it is worth noting that it is always open to the general public who wants to know how all the products are made using authentic Italian recipes.

In just a few years since its establishment, Delizia has already managed to take a seat in one of the top 10 ice cream stores in Greece (according to famous bloggers) and is recommended by several tourism publications. The company also supplies selected restaurants and hotels.

You are welcome also to visit our Café Delizia at the place in front of the Mitropoleos Church, just 100 m walking Chalidon street direction to the center:

Café DELIZIA Gelato Italiano  -   Platia Athinagora (Mitropoleos)  -  GR-73100 Chania (Old Town)

Fresh Raw Indredients for Authentic Italian Gelato
At Delizia Gelato Italiano, having always in mind the fresh ingredients and the best quality raw materials (from all over the world), we have created for you a wide range of flavors and frozen desserts. For every new taste, we search for the best raw material from all over the world.

Raw materials such as chocolate from the countries of Switzerland, France and Italy, Tahitian vanilla, Sicilian peanuts, Turin hazelnuts, Greek cow’s milk from well-known farms in Northern Greece, handmade fresh fruit syrups, high quality Italian cucumbers, fresh milk whipped cream and fresh cream, Liège wafers and handmade candy with water, sugar and Himalayan salt.

The fresh raw materials, the knowledge they possess, the love and the passion of Christos and Matteo for the object, have managed to take the products offered at Delizia to a new level of satisfaction. Products such as Gelato, sorbet, affogato, chocolate ice cream and ice-cream sandwiches.

Gelato is the delicate Ice Cream of Sicily. Although it is a frozen dessert like ice cream, it actually has many substantial differences. Initially it has 40% less fat (due to the fact that it has less cream and more fresh milk), it contains no butter and is served at a higher temperature than ice cream. The main difference, however, is the question of which is fresher, and the answer is Gelato as it is made to be consumed the same day and does not require freezing like deep freezing ice creams made from powders and mixtures rather than from fresh milk.

Flavors (from a wide range of 50 flavors) that will amaze you like Tahiti Vanilla, blueberry, chestnut, pine nut, masked fig, caramel fig, zafferano, cheese cake, chocobanana, Himalayan caramel and more.

Delizia has paid particular attention to their sorbets, where they are made from organic fruits such as lemon, orange, mandarin, strawberries, mango and others. We are frequently asked by our customers about color. Delizia manufactures the sorbents without dyes and preservatives, thus pursuing freshness and delicacy, not glow and phosphorescence.

Those who are lovers of soft ice cream from this year will be able to taste it in different flavors every day and if you are more daring you can try an affogato, a very tasty beverage with espresso and Gelato.


DELIZIA Gelato Italiano  2 x in Chania

Chalidon St. 13   -   Tel. +30 28210 54377

    Open daily from 10:00 in the mornings until late at night

DELIZIA Gelato Italiano  Coffee & Sweets

-  Platia Athinagora (Mitropoleos Square)

73100 Chania (Old Town)

    Open daily from 9:00 in the mornings until late at night

-  Skalidi St. 13

73100 Chania


... and also at the center of Chania:

DELIZIA Gelato Italiano & Caffé      Open daily from 9:00 in the morning until 21:00