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Celebrate National Pet Day with us!

On April 11th we’ll be celebrating National Pet Day in stores! Bring your furry friends in for a cup of GIO dog treat! Spring is the best time for long walks outdoors with your companion and a refreshing and hydrating reward afterwards. GIO Dog Treat Our gelato chef took a lot into consideration when she […]

The Italian Tradition of Easter Colomba

Easter is around the corner and that means a day of sweet filled fun! Here’s what we’re bringing to the table to celebrate: Colomba, Gelato-Filled Colomba, and Gelato Easter Eggs. Easter Colomba Colomba is a traditional Italian bread made specifically for Easter. Related to Panettone and Pandoro, it is made from similar ingredients. However, the […]

It’s Spring!

It’s the 20th of March and you know what that means: spring is here! The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and lots of wonderful fruit are finally in season! These next 3 months are full of exciting new flavors. Let’s talk about what’s coming up. Upcoming Events Join us this Sunday in San […]

Toppings, Anyone?

You love gelato but want to take the experience to another level? Try out our selection of toppings! Here at GIO, we offer an array of delicious additions both in store and with our GIO Club membership. The Options Our gelato chef Patrizia Pasqualetti, thought long and hard about the best series of combinations she […]

GIO Gelati and the Super Bowl

It’s time to prepare for the Super Bowl! Even if you’re not into sports, you’ll have to stick around for the snacks and good company. You’ll want to have a nice array of options to satisfy your cravings this year and that’s where we step in. Order an array of frozen goodies from us and […]

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. […]

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