The history of Cremeria Café Festival started on the other side of the world, in Caracas, Venezuela. Teresio Castellino was Italian with origins in Piedmont and migrated Venezuela after the Second World War where he opened the first Italian patisserie and ice-cream parlour. He made our Italian specialities famous such as the Easter Panettoni, the handcrafted ice creams, and our small pastries. His cafe had such great success that in only a short period of time, more branches opened making Mr Castellino very famous there. By the end of the 50s, probably because of homesickness, he decided to come back to Italy. He opened a patisserie with his fellow countryman Vittorio Vivalda, an Italian who had migrated to the USA. They chose Sanremo as the right place to set up a business as it was, and still is, a very famous and charming place, with a great location near Monaco. The patisserie Festival was inaugurated in the main street, Corso Giacomo Matteotti 196. It drew attention by having a wet bar, a unique speciality at that time. Clients could be served directly in the venue combining their desserts with a coffee or some drinks. Since 1957 the Festival has changed management a few times, each continuing Teresio’s ideas and passion. Today, 60 years later, we still have the same values and the same passion Teresio and Vittorio had all those years, and we are happy to grant you the quality that has always distinguished us from the rest of the country.
Our Industrial Kitchen
A few steps away from our place there is the Patisserie kitchen that freshly bakes all kinds of pastries, croissants, apple pie, jelly doughnuts, and, on a daily basis, our famous ‘bignola’, a little sweet pastry made with choux pastry filled with homemade custards (pistachio, nut, cream, chocolate, jam) and glazed. We also have home made ice creams in our kitchen, available in our café.
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Call us on +390184504355