Gelateria is an Italian word which refers to an ice-cream shop. In Italian ice cream shops, they serve all kinds of ice-creams, and according to the main characteristics of each Gelateria, ice-creams can vary from the most traditional to the most extravagant ones. There also are Gelateria/Pasticceria shops in Italy, these shops not only serve/sell ice cream, but pastries as well. Pasticceria means "pastry shop" selling all kinds of pastries, such as cakes, cookies or biscuits, etc.