A quality nut, jack-of-all-trades, or just a creative human being? Giovanni represents ice cream creations of a very special character. Passion, tradition, and feeling lead Giovanni again and again to new, sometimes wild, sometimes soft ice creams. That he may continue to have a lot of ideas to please our taste.

    For ice cream is no more but also no less than a reward for living!

World-Cup-Winner Giovanni Lasagna in Palma

Opening of Giovanni L. in Singapore


    Giovanni Lasagna could already as a young boy watch – standing on a
    stool – how his grandfather operated his hand-powered ice cream
    kettle, producing delicious “gelato” with hard work and a lot of love.
    Fresh fruit from his own garden, nuts which were collected during
    autumn, fresh herbs, dried berries, and everything the region had
    to often. It was all turned into delicious ice cream.


    The young Giovanni took a lot of the love, tradition, and original
    recipes to heart and mind, taking it with him to his long-term home
    city of Hannover, where he grew up. With Italy and his grandfather’s
    old recipes on his mind and brimming with enthusiasm, more and
    more Giovanni L. ice cafés sprouted in Hannover, Barcelona, Mallorca,
    Kiel, Hamburg, and now at over 200 further locations all over Europe.


    Giovanni is always looking for the ultimate new creation and, as such,
    he is not just the namesake and founder but also the tireless ambassador
    of our gelato varieties. Living out the tradition of his family, selecting
    the best raw materials.

  • Giovanni L. - important achievements

    1961 Grandfather Lasagna opens the first ice cream parlour at the Steinhuder lake
    1971 Father Lasagna starts to manage the company and opens further locations
    in Northern Germany (Barsinghausen, Remscheid)
    1972 Giovanni is born in Steinhude
    1987 Education as restaurant professional at the “Benther Berg” hotel
    1990 Manager at Restaurant Rotonda in Hannover
    1992 Opens his first restaurant “Piazza Cappuccino” in Hannover
    1996 Opens his first ice cream parlour in Barcelona, Spain
    2005 Giovanni L. opens in Hannover
    2006 Giovanni L. opens in Kiel
    2009 Expansion to Soller, Mallorca
    2010 First world championship title
    2010 Giovanni Lasagna moves to Mallorca to reside and work there
    2011 Expansion of production and system centre in Kiel
    2012 Expansion to Scandinavia
    2012 Creation of shop-in-shop system
    2012 Expansion to the oceans (MS Europa, MS Europa2, MS Hanseatic)
    2014 Second world championship title
    2015 Expansion to Singapore
    2016 Expansion to Luxemburg and Switzerland
    2017 Expansion to Saudi-Arabia



    The meeting between Giovanni Lasagna and the restaurateurs Jörg and
    Sabine Fischer in 2004 was a milestone in the history of Giovanni L. The
    creative ideas and shared passion for gelato led the Fischers to Kiel to
    realise their long-time dream of opening their own ice cream parlour...
    The ideal location was found in the CITTI park in Kiel. Giovanni Lasagna
    trained Jörg and Sabine Fischer, introducing them to the Lasagna family
    recipes, and a collaboration was formed with the partners sharing recipes,
    the procurement of raw materials, and the use of the “Giovanni L.” logo.
    Their passion for gelato paired with long-term restaurant experience led
    to more Giovanni L. ice cafés opening in Schleswig-Holstein and
    surroundings in just a few years.

    Increasing demand and high-quality standards led to the centralisation of
    production in 2011. Thus, one of the most modern gelato production facilities
    of Northern Germany came into being. A total facility of 3,000 m² is now
    home to the production facility as well as management and the research
    and development department. Our partners are competently consulted
    and our gelato distributed across the world from this central location.

    Aside from the company’s own flagship stores, we now call over 200 further
    sales points large and small our partners. We are proud to offer our
    high-quality gelato across the world.