3637 N Harlem Ave • Chicago IL 60634 • 773.545.1239 • Email

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We serve premium, authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto,
served in the classic style of
Rome and Tuscany.
The gelato is made with fresh ingredients—
real fruit, whole nuts, and whole milk.

 We are also proud to feature premium espresso, cappuccino and coffee.

Try our house specialty, the“affogato,” a scintillating blend of gelato and espresso.

We invite you to enjoy a beautiful taste of Italy.

The Chicago Reader 2013

"Best of" Results

Best Coffee Shop  — Bellezza Gelato Caffe
Best Barista — Tim at Bellezza Gelato Caffe
Best Ice Cream — Bellezza Gelato Caffe


The Chicago Reader 2012

"Best of" Results

Best Coffee Shop  — Bellezza Gelato Caffe
Best Barista — Tim at Bellezza Gelato Caffe
Best Waitstaff — Bellezza Gelato Caffe
Best Ice Cream — Bellezza Gelato Caffe (runner up)



July 9, 2012


Best Gelato 2010 • Best Coffee Shop 2010

Chicago Reader
"Best of Chicago 2010"
Readers' Poll


American Way Magazine
American Airlines - American Eagle
April 2008

Turkish roast coffee and banana caramel praline are just two of the 20 unusual gelato flavors (plus four flavors of sorbetto) offered by this cozy, year-old gelateria outfitted with granite-topped tables and rich red walls. Find it on the northwest side of Chicago amid a gaggle of Italian shops and trattorias. 3637 North Harlem Avenue, (773) 545-1239.

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"Best gelato of 2007"
Pat Bruno, Restaurant Critic
Chicago Sun-Times

“One of the newest and brightest gelato spots to cool the scene. Bellezza is as Italian as you would find in, say, Milan or Florence.”
Chicago Sun-Times, 2007

“On the culinary tip, Europeans have it all figured out. Starbucks can’t hold a candle to a true Italian espresso, and just one taste of authentic gelato could turn even a Deadhead off of Ben & Jerry’s for life. Luckily for Chicagoans, Bellezza Gelato Caffe, nestled into an adorable storefront on the northwest side, just aches to up the ante.”
CenterstageChicago.com, 2007

“[An] out-of-the-way Chicago gem.”
CenterstageChicago.com, 2007

“With its wide selection of gelati (for chocolate lovers there are two different, equally tasty choices, double-Dutch chocolate and dark chocolate chunk), Bellezza should quickly become a go-to spot.”
Chicago Reader, 2007

“This is definitely a place worth going out of your way to check out if you’re a gelato lover.”
LTHForum.com, 2007

“The gelato is definitely worth a special trip.”
Metromix.com, 2007

“The … gelati and sorbetti have a fresh, clean flavor with a subtle sweetness.”
Critic’s Pick, TimeOut Chicago, 2007

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