The history of Babbi is the history of a family.

In the very heart of Romagna, an Italian region rich in tradition and in gastronomic-culture, Attilio Babbi founded the Babbi Confectionery Industry for the production of cones, wafers and ingredients for Gelato makers in 1952.

Thanks to the genuine raw materials and the freshness of the ingredients, Babbi soon became a pillar in the Gelato Industry.
Babbi Confectionary Specialties production began few years later, when Attilio Babbi smartly decided to create another line of products during the winter season, when the Gelato machines slow down.

Attilio immediately understood that the right placement for these Specialties was far from the mass-market products; he indeed devoted his firm to the creation of “unique and quality Confectionery Specialties”, produced with noble, genuine and refined raw materials and through a long, accurate and artisan process.
This is how Viennesi and Waferini were born and are today well-known and truly appreciated all over the world.

“…My Viennesi, my Wafers are the result of constant researches, of continuous experiments, of careful work that ended up in the sublime transformation of nobles raw materials in unique specialties…”

– Attilio Babbi –

After many years of experience in this sector, in the late 1940s he started producing ingredients for Gelato in the very heart of Cesena. His goal was to make the summer walks down the Romagna’s streets more pleasing for everyone. In 1952 he then finally founded the Babbi Confectionary Industry for the production of cones, wafers and ingredients for Gelato Makers.


Later on, Attilio was joined in the conduction of the firm by his son Giulio, who expanded Babbi’s business net beyond the Romagna boundaries. The start-up of the new unit of the firm dedicated to the production of Gelato and superb desserts was then carried on by Giulio’s sons: Gianni, Carlo and Piero. Thanks to them and to the exclusivity and originality of its products, Babbi was awarded with the title of “the Legend of the Gelato Italian-style”.

Our Purpose:

To contribute enhancing people’s happiness by spreading daily little pleasures


Our Vision:

To be recognised as a unique company that leaves its mark on people’s lives.
For us, uniqueness means being a company that respects its employees and the territory in which it operates, that values people and their talents. A company that is trustworthy and trustful of others, reliable for its partners, fair towards its competitors, strongly bound to its traditions and roots, a place where everyone can feel part of a family.

Our Mission

To be a point of reference in the art of quality production of Gelato and Pastry Ingredients, Wafer Cones and Gourmet Specialties

To build our business with the same honesty and integrity we make our products with

To bring our products and services to all areas of the world throughout our people

To operate in compliance with our quality policy and national and international regulations

To guide strategic choices by taking care of the environmental and social impact of our actions

To pay continuous attention to our working environment and people’s needs

To guarantee fairness in employees treatment by recognising each person’s value

We believe that quality is the only way to reach perfection.

Babbi believes that the quality of its products is an essential principle. This is why the company performs a constant and almost obsessive selection of raw materials.

Perfection can only be achieved by starting through quality and quality has been the core principle of the Babbi family throughout our 70 years of history. Babbi has sometimes adopted conservative strategies, with the aim of prioritizing our consumers and offering them a fresh and unique product- the “perfect dessert”- at any time during the autumn and winter seasons. Heat is the enemy of quality and it is precisely for this reason that, to ensure our wafer-based product exclusive and delicious taste, we decided that they should no longer be available in stores during summer. No extra sales are as much worth to Babbi as the pleasure of offering a sublime taste experience to our customers.

Babbi carries out internally all stages of production: dry fruit roasting, paste refinement, permanent internal quality checks. Babbi also obtained many quality certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, the reference standard internationally recognized for the management of the Quality. The company has been also inspected and authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and allowed to export in the USA. (click here to view the FDA certificate)

In addition to product quality, the company pays great attention to its own consumers, their food habits and their demands that constantly develop both for health and cultural requirements. Many products are gluten-free and are certified and included in the AIC (Italian Celiac Association) reference book; the company also obtained VEGAN OK certification for products suitable for a vegan diet, the Kosher certification and the Halal certification (HQC).


Delivering quality and top class service is an imperative objective for us, as well as a point of pride.


Babbi undertake to maintain their Integrated Management System compliant with the requirements of standards ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), and ISO 45001 (safety), promoting ever more integrated operation of the company management system.