Territory and innovation

The story of the brothers Fabio and Manuele Gardini in the gastronomic world originates in a bakery, opened in the late 1950s by the maternal grandparents Filippo and Mentana. About ten years later, their daughter Maria and her husband Gastone took over the business, devoting themselves more to pastry products. From this love for pastry was born in 1976, in Lido di Spina (FE), the Pasticceria Le Perle, still in full operation and a symbol of pride for the Gardini family.

It is inside the pastry shop that the brothers grow up, surrounded by the scent of bread, croissants and creams.
The first experiments with chocolate began in 1987, almost for fun, to enrich the pastry creations .. but the passion for this ingredient exploded into a dedication to research and study that transformed the brothers into chocolatiers.

Chocolate: a greedy, beneficial and changeable ingredient in many different shapes and textures that immediately stimulated the Gardini brothers to explore new and daring tastes.
The Gardini brothers immediately dedicated themselves to combining chocolate with the excellences of their beloved territory: Emilia Romagna. An excellent chocolate, paired with: sweet Cervia salt, Sangiovese and Albana Passito wine, Brighella oil, Romagna walnuts, Fossa cheese, Cesenate mustard and balsamic vinegar from Modena. The result is genuine products with surprising combinations.

Fabio and Manuele Gardini, now established in the artisan laboratory of Forlì, transform chocolate giving it life, with passion, love and continuous research.

Our distinctive features

Craftsmanship and passion

Craftsmanship characterizes our work and our products. The love for tradition and the care we put into all the preparations turns into quality and recognizability for our products.

Our awards

Many of our products are awarded every year in international competitions. These awards represent for us a great satisfaction and a guarantee for our customers who have been choosing us for years.

Territoriality and experimentation

The link with our territory, Emilia Romagna, is expressed through the use of its first fruits in our creations. Combinations that arise from continuous experimentation with the sole aim of creating new tastes that surprise all the senses of our customers.

Our awards