A first-class dining experience is not truly complete until dessert has been served, and now is the perfect time to transition your Italian restaurant’s menu to include a few new dessert offerings that will encourage your customers to indulge. Cerenzia Foods is thrilled to offer a wide range of pre-made frozen dessert options to make the journey from the kitchen to the customer a breeze. These four desserts will provide something for everyone and also appeal to your restaurant’s need for quality and convenience.

For Vegan and Gluten Free Customers: Gelato & Sorbet


Appealing to a wider range of health-conscious customers is becoming increasingly important. Being thoughtful about your gluten-free and vegan customers is vital to the success of any restaurant. Helpful websites such as FindMeGlutenFree.com and HappyCow.net help customers find and review restaurants around the country for their inclusivity. Is your restaurant listed? Thanks to Villa Dolce’s certified gluten-free and vegan gelato flavors, you can be! See the full range of delicious gelato options offered by Villa Dolce through Cerenzia Foods, including Sea Salt Caramel, Lemon Sorbet, and Pistachio. Don’t know where to start? Ask us about the Villa Dolce start-up package.

The Quintessential Italian Dessert: Cannoli


Originating in the Sicilian city of Palermo, the cannoli has long been established as the ideal Italian pastry. With a creamy ricotta filling and crispy pastry shell, this dessert is sure to tempt anyone’s sweet tooth. We recommend sprinkling with confectioner’s sugar and serve alongside hot espresso for the most traditional (and delicious) experience. Cerenzia Foods is proud to offer Taste It Presents cannoli cream and handmade pastry shells in both traditional and chocolate flavors.

For Date Night or Special Occasions: Tiramisu


With the combined flavors of powdered cocoa, sweet mascarpone cheese, delicious sponge cake, and coffee, tiramisu is everything you could possibly want in a dessert and more. Tiramisu is a perfect treat to follow a romantic dinner for two or to celebrate a special occasion, and a sweet wine or coffee liquor goes exceptionally well. Cerenzia Foods currently offers Jon Donaire tiramisu frozen in trays, pre-sliced or single servings to best fit your restaurant’s individual needs. 

For Catering Events and Large Groups: Cheesecake


On the West Coast, summer is the season for weddings, corporate outings and outdoor celebrations. For your restaurant’s next catering service or private event, consider incorporating cheesecake into your menu offerings. With an exciting range of traditional New York Style Cheesecakes and creative flavor options like Triple Vanilla, Bananas Foster or Strawberry Swirl, Cerenzia Foods delicious cheesecakes are an easy-to-store and simple-to-serve crowd pleaser that will end your guest’s dining experience on a high note.

Sara Lee, Rich’s, Sweet Street and The Cheesecake Factory

No matter the occasion or customer, quality dessert is an absolute must for your menu. Reach out to your Cerenzia Foods sales representative to request your complimentary samples of Villa Dolce gelato, Sara Lee cheesecake, Jon Donaire tiramisu and Taste It Presents cannoli today.

We know you will enjoy!

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