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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: The Peach

Ah summertime, marked by longer days and warmer nights. Summer aromas fill the air: salt water, 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 the Italian community during these difficult times by delivering happiness in the form of Italian gelato. Marc followed Patrizia Pasqualetti, GIO Gelati Chef, and Guido Mastropaolo, GIO Gelati CEO, to talk about […]

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 […]

Gelato vs. Ice Cream. Why Gelato is Better Than Ice Cream

Gelato vs. ice cream. You may have heard that gelato and ice cream are different, but how exactly? And which is better? Let us break it down for you. What is Gelato? How is it related to Ice Cream? Although they are both delicious, and nearly identical in appearance, gelato and ice cream are very […]

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 […]