Established in 1965, Cosi Duci has been keeping the population of Ivanhoe happy for many years. Melbourne has a few quiet neighbourhood achievers like Cosi Duci that have been churning small-scale gelati for ages. They may not be big on social media, but that sort of longevity indicates that they know their market well.
It’s not a flashy place. Functional. But clearly very popular with the locals – a constant stream of customers kept the friendly servers busy. Every seat was taken, the stools at the long bench along the window as well as the tables outside on the footpath.
Our friendly server, the gelato maker, has been at Cosi Duci for 16 years. He said that all the fruit sorbetti were made from fresh fruit, and the dairy-based gelati were low fat.
It was a warm day, and both Benny and I were in the mood for something refreshing.
My choice: a traditional lemon sorbetto, which I paired with raspberry. Benny picked mango, complemented with his go-to flavour, coconut.
All were good flavours, with excellent smooth and elastic textures. Perhaps just a touch on the sweet side for our taste, but that’s just us. If the locals love it, then that’s fine – we can’t argue with that.
227 Upper Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe Vic 3079
T: (03) 9499 6886