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GIO Gelati’s 3rd Anniversary!

From humble beginnings, GIO Gelati is excited to announce it’s 3rd anniversary. It’s been a wild first couple of years and here’s to many more! GIO Gelati’s History We began this adventure with the enthusiasm of kids. Three years ago, we opened with the idea of bringing in artisanal expertise to make Italian gelato. California […]

January Flavor: Tangerine

As you know, it’s Tangerine season! This means that we will be carrying this precious lil cutie as a flavor. We here at GIO love to follow along with mother nature’s natural schedule because it brings out the best in the produce. This January we focus our attention on Tangerines. Let us fill you in […]

January Flavor: Sachertorte

This month, enjoy our brand new flavor Sachertorte. Sachertorte is a chocolate cake of Austrian origin. Invented in 1832 by Franz Sacher, a 16 year old apprentice pastry chef and chocolate lover. Inspired by the winter cakes that brighten our tables this season, I wanted to make this flavor as an ode to them. Deep […]

January Flavor: Blood Orange

One of our new flavors this January is Blood Orange. A rich and glorious new addition to the shop and to the palate. Blood Oranges are in season from winter to early spring. This makes it the perfect time to reintroduce this exotic flavor to the tastebuds. About this Flavor First cultivated in Italy, the […]

January Flavor: Cremino al Caffè

This month we are combining two of our favorites into one. Gianduia and Italian Espresso gelato bring out the best in the classics. Hazelnuts and coffee have always been a fantastic combination, the union of these flavors and aromas are typical of the culture of Italian chocolates. What is Gianduia? Gianduia is a sweet hazelnut chocolate […]

2021 with GIO

Among Americans who are making New Year’s resolutions for 2021, one of the most common ones is “improving diet” which ranks 4th at 39%.  Staying in line with your New Year’s Resolutions doesn’t have to be so hard. Let us tell you some of the details so you can rest easy.  New Year’s Resolutions and Eating Healthy If […]

2020: An over the year with GIO

We here at GIO want to wish you “Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!” 2020 has been quite the rollercoaster but we’re glad we could share it with you. It has been a tough year full of growth and although it had its ups and downs we made it through. It taught us to […]

Panettone for the Holidays

Have you pre-ordered your gelato filled Panettone for the holidays yet? If not, we’ve got you covered. Don’t know what it is? Let us tell you.  What is Panettone? Panettone is a type of sweet bread usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year’s. Originally from Milan, the act of giving a Panettone is a gesture […]

New Products In-Stores Now

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a small selection of quality Italian products in our stores this holiday season. This array was inspired by the 5th annual week of Italian cuisine in San Francisco organized by The Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. These new […]

Introducing Our New Event: Art at GIO

Art at GIO is our way of bringing art, beauty and hope to our clients and neighbors during this hard time. Restrictions, travel bans, and closed museums don’t have to stop you from enjoying the simple pleasures of life. In fact, this holiday season we invite you to the first chapter of this ongoing event. […]

Pistacchio di Bronte, the best pistachio for the best gelato

Does the Seasonality of GIO Gelati’s Flavors Matter?

Seasonality is an important part of artisanal gelato. Many of the flavors we all enjoy at GIO Gelati are seasonal gelato flavors. We make every single scoop of gelato with only the best and freshest ingredients. Therefore our production must be in sync with the availability of fruits, nuts, and any other ingredients. Only fresh […]

Oat Milk is The Secret Behind Our Dairy-Free Flavors

The Secret Behind GIO Gelati’s Dairy-Free Gelato Finally Revealed

Color, Flavor, and Aroma. These are GIO Gelati’s philosophy. Today we’re talking about milk alternatives. By this, we mean oat, coconut, almond, rice, hazelnut, and cashew milks. Let’s see how we use them to make delicious gelato. Oat milk gelato flavors Oat milk is a trendy drink obtained from oat flour, used by many as […]

Summer is the Best Gelato Season

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always summer” — Lucy Maud Montgomery Along with the heat, for many of us, summertime is associated with vacations and joy. Summer is the time of year in which we detach from our routines, take advantage of the good weather, […]

GIO Gelati in San Ramon is reopening

Don’t Hold Back Your Gelato Cravings, We Are Open for Business

As the country begins to open up, we want to share our plan for returning to a ‘new normal’, including how we are maintaining the health and safety of our customers and employees as our top priority. Before the initial COVID-19 outbreak led to the partial closure of our shops, we at GIO Gelati had […]

Nectarine Gelato Flavor at GIO Gelati in San Francisco

Seasonal Gelato Flavors: Peach

Ah summertime, marked by longer days and warmer nights. Summer aromas fill the air: sea salt, sunscreen, hot pavement and chlorine. A fresh array of fruit begins to hit the stores and farmers’ markets. At GIO Gelati this change in season marks a shift in the fresh gelato flavors we offer. We always use the […]

Is Gelato Good For Your Skin?

GIO Gelati featured by Shelley Skin Care Our brilliant friend Shelley Costantini, the owner of Shelley Skin Care, talks with Guido from GIO Gelati to learn about Italian Gelato while enjoying a few scoops of our fabulous passionfruit gelato.  Shelley Costantini Over the past 30 years, Shelley has been at the forefront of innovation in the beauty […]

GIO Gelati Joins The 2020 Danville Ice Cream Challenge

GIO Gelati is a proud member of the 2020 Danville Gelato & Ice Cream Challenge taking place in Danville, Walnut Creek, Dublin and and San Ramon. Everyone is invited to participate in the 2020 Danville Ice Cream Challenge – a free, community event open to all kids and adults.  Running from June 1st through August 31st, participants […]

Why Gelato Is Good for You: a Healthy and Natural Dessert Choice

How healthy is gelato? Is gelato healthier than ice cream? How guilty should I feel about just finishing off that entire pint by myself? The answer might surprise you. Yes, it is true that Gelato is a dessert that contains some fat and sugar besides water, but that doesn’t mean that gelato isn’t healthy. In […]

Viola Buitoni’s Recipe for Passion Fruit Sgroppino Cocktail

Article by Viola Buitoni, GIO Gelati friend and renowned Bay Area cooking instructor specializing in Italian food.  Sgroppino is a popular Italian concoction, hailing from Venice and originally used as a palate cleanser but more popular today as a light dessert. The term sgroppino derives from the verb sgroppare, remove the lump –groppo in Italian- sitting in your stomach […]

The Wall Street Journal Talks About GIO Gelati

Thank you to Marc Vartabedian, a journalist from the WSJ, for writing about GIO Gelati and what we are doing to help the local hospital and Italian community during these difficult times. Marc followed Patrizia Pasqualetti, GIO Gelati Chef, and Guido Mastropaolo, GIO Gelati CEO, to talk about what GIO Gelati is doing to help the local […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a GIO Cake and Flowers

Gelato and Mother’s Day, go together like…well…like gelato and cake! This Mother’s Day 2020, we at GIO Gelati want to make sure our mothers know how much we appreciate them. And nothing celebrates a year’s worth of mamma’s love like the GIO Gelati Mother’s Day Cake! As a matter of fact, in Italian, “I love you, […]

Gelato in the Time of COVID-19

As a small business in the San Francisco Bay Area, we at Gio Gelati are feeling the effects of COVID-19 in our community. We are making the necessary changes to adapt to this new socially distant lifestyle. We wanted to take a moment to tell you about these changes and how they will impact you […]

The New GIO Club Membership Program Is Here

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new GIO Club membership program, created to provide regular delivery of our delicious Italian gelato right to your doorstep. This new gelato subscription program results from the support that you, our local community, have shown us during these trying times. You wanted a way to receive our […]