The craft of making authentic Italian gelato



From the first gelato cart invented in Varese in Italy in the 1920s, gelato has been a way of life for all Italians. A ritual that we love sharing with the people of Melbourne. 

Our founder, Mark Mariotti lived for a time in Tuscany in order to learn and perfect the craft of gelato making. It was under that Tuscan sunshine that he was lucky enough to be apprentice to one of the country’s most famous artisans Gelateria Eugenio in Marina Di Massa.

Mark returned to Melbourne with a love of his craft and a mind full of fond memories of living and breathing the Tuscan approach to life. One of his favourites places in Tuscany was a nightclub called Seven Apples and when he found our first gelateria site on Acland Street he noticed the ‘seven red apples’ lining the street’s mosaic tiles, and so the name 7apples was born. 

Since then we’ve grown and have been able to spread the gelato love further afield, but we've always retained the Italian paddock to plate philosophy and only use fresh seasonal produce straight from the markets to create our handcrafted range of gelati and sorbets daily. 

We simply love crafting our artisan gelato and are proud to be recognised for doing what we do best. We’ve been lucky enough to be recognised by our peers in the dairy industry for doing what we love, but for us, it is all about creating happiness. Of course, you can still browse our trophy cabinet below. 

Our regulars who come back again and again for their daily dose of gelato happiness, our busy events business, and our rising number of wholesale clients, all combine to remind us why Mark started 7apples and why it is an intrinsic part of our lives and, we hope, yours. 

We welcome you to 7apples to treat yourself to a much loved dose of la dolce vita and pure happiness.

Pure artisan gelato is the perfect celebration of happy days and happy people




Here are some of the awards we've won over the years:

Dairy Industry Association of Australia - Victorian Dairy Products Competition:

GOLD AWARD for Turkish Delight.
SILVER AWARDS for French Vanilla, Hazelnut.

Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards:

GOLD AWARDS for Fig Pudding, Croccangelo, Chocolate.
SILVER AWARDS for Bianco Nero, Macadamia & Caramel.

Dairy Industry Association of Australia - DIAA Australian Dairy Product Competition:

SILVER AWARDS for Coconut with Dulce Leche, Pistachio, Cappuccino.

Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show:

SILVER AWARDS for Turkish Delight, French Vanilla, Fig Pudding,
Croccangelo, Crema Rum, Chocolate.

Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show:

GOLD AWARD for Raspberry Yoghurt.
SILVER AWARDS for Fig Pecan, Croccangelo, Chocolate.

Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards:

GOLD MEDAL for Banana Dulce Leche.
SILVER MEDALS for Pecan Fig, Croccangelo, Chocolate, Macadamia
Honey, Pistachio, Lemon Sorbet, Raspberry Sorbet.

Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards:

GOLD MEDALS for Salted Caramel, Chocolate.
SILVER MEDALS for Croccangelo, Pear & Caramel, Mascarpone,
Honey & Fig, Banana & Dulce de Leche, Roasted Almond &
Dulce de Leche.

Australian Grand Dairy Awards:

FINALIST for Salted Caramel.