Category Archives: Gelato Events

What to Expect this May

As the warm weather spreads across our beautiful bay area, with it comes a revitalized spring energy. These next few months will be full of new flavors…

May Flavors

These next few months bring us peak seasonality for many fruit flavors making it a great time for dairy-free or vegan gelato. The month of May brings with it Kiwi, Lemon and Blueberry gelato. Let’s learn more about these 3 rich flavors.

Kiwi Gelato

Kiwis are packed with Vitamin C and although they can be quite tart are known to provide a great many health benefits. For a breakdown, take a look at our Kiwi Blog Post!

Lemon Gelato

Lemon gelato is high in vitamin C and a rich source of antioxidants, which have immunity-boosting properties. This zesty flavor dances on your palate and provides a fresh sensation to your day. It pairs well with other fruit flavors!

Blueberry Gelato

Known as one of many superfoods, blueberries are packed with antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C. This delicious berry flavor is a great addition to your cup or cone with its punch of fruity goodness. Read more about our Blueberry flavor here.

Book our GIO Cart now!

Sunny days are ahead and with them lots of fun outings! Are you planning a friend’s birthday party or preparing for a wedding in the Bay Area? Book our GIO Cart to add a little something sweet to your event! More details available here.

GIO Club

Join our Italian gelato club to be the first to try new flavors and share your favorites with your loved ones! Simply choose between the three available plans and our selection of flavors. We’ll handle the rest.

Small Business Commission Honors GIO Gelati

Last week we were honored to be chosen as the Honoree of District 2 for San Francisco’s “Small Business Week” by Supervisor Stefani.

This honor means the world to us and reminds us of just how far we’ve come. We’re absolutely blessed to have been welcomed into a great community here in the Bay Area and cherish all the wonderful friendships we’ve built along the way. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks for all your support over these past 4 years and thanks for sharing our love of gelato! Cheers to many more years to come as well as a lot more gelato!

Patrizia Pasqualetti, Supervisior Stefani & Guido Mastropaolo pose at the “Small Business Week” ceremony.

Celebrate Small Business Week

Want to support small businesses in a fun way? Here’s a couple events taking place this week.

May 2nd – InspireSF: an evening marketplace of local women-owned small businesses, a live dance performance and more!

May 3rd – San Francisco Cultural Districts Spotlight: a virtual event showcasing a couple of San Francisco’s Cultural Districts.

May 7th – Art Walk SF: Balboa Village: Starting from 12 pm in Balboa Village between 35th and 39th Avenues to celebrate the Art, Music, Food, and Small Businesses of San Francisco’s Neighborhoods.

For more upcoming events, visit this link!

Gelato for the Big Game!

Don’t forget to stock up on gelato for the big game this Sunday! Get a little something for everybody with a variety of flavors to choose from. You’re gonna want something sweet to munch on and the best part is you don’t have to feel guilty about it afterward.

After all, we make sure to bring the best of the best to the table. Each ingredient is hand-picked for your pleasure! Up your game-day snack spread with a couple pints of your favorite flavors. Order on all your favorite delivery apps.

Have fun and enjoy!

Delivery Options

Get gelato for the big game using one of these five platforms: Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, Caviar. Order on our online store or at one of our locations in San Francisco and San Ramon.

GIO Gelati’s 4th Birthday!

4 years doesn’t seem like a lot but well… a lot can happen in just 4 years. Let’s take a look back through time.

We started with the dream of bringing real artisanal Italian gelato to the bay area and we were welcomed with open arms! Now, after 4 years we feel very much a part of the community. We love seeing your faces every day and sharing a delicious part of Italy with you.

We’ve tried hard to stay true to our original vision of bringing only the very best to the table. Selecting our ingredients by hand and by seasonality to best enhance each flavor to its fullest potential. This may mean an ever rotating selection of gelato flavors but it also means the very best.

Our aim of keeping it healthy, organic and local means handpicking ingredients made in the California sun by local farmers. This paired with a dash of Italian ingredients creates flavors more rich than we can find even in Italy. It’s truly the best of both worlds.

We like to think we’ve created something special here. We traveled over land and sea to follow a dream and its still just the beginning. Our little business has a long way to go and we plan on adapting to the changing tides of the world. After all, how many gelaterias can say they have their own subscription program?

Cheers to 4 years and many more to come!

Thank you for all your support and best wishes!

Celebrate the 4th of July Gelato Style

With the 4th of July around the corner I’m sure you’ve been thinking of the best way to celebrate. Take out your best red, white and blue combo and get your snacks ready for a lot of good fun.

4th of July Gelato Bundle

We’ve been working hard to bring you a fun and delicious gelato bundle to celebrate Independence day. After much debate, and a discussion of the best pairing we decided on a selection of 3 complimentary flavors. As an ode to the American flag, we present a bundle of Vanilla, Raspberry, and Peppermint Chip gelato! This combination is a fun dessert option you won’t want to miss! So, don’t forget to pre-order now!

5 Reasons Why You Won’t Want to Miss Out

  • 1) It’s already ready to be eaten which means no baking for you
  • 2) It’s a refreshing ending to a hot day
  • 3) It’s easy to pair with other desserts such as a pizookie or pie
  • 4) It’s perfect for sharing
  • 5) It’s a wonderful treat to have while watching the fireworks

Order Your Gelato Bundle Now

Give us a call at 415 910-6498 to pre-order or order on our website! The bundles will be delivered on the 2nd of July in order to make sure you’re all set for the big day!

Photography Contest Winners of Art at GIO!

This past month and a half has been an exciting time. Art at GIO: Chapter 2 really hit it off and we saw so many wonderful submissions from an array of talented high schoolers in the Bay Area.

Photography Contest 2021

At GIO, we’re passionate about sharing the important moments in life and opening our hearts as a community. Chapter 2 of our Art at GIO Photography Contest did just that. We asked students to share their experiences and feelings during this difficult time and they responded!

Our theme: “Stay Home & Conviviality – Back to Life!” invited students to reflect inwards and share moments from their time in home confinement, as well as the experience of living life through a screen and finally the feeling of life getting back to normal.

Chosen by a panel of professional photographers and artists as well as voted upon by the public, the results are finally in! Without further ado, here are our lucky winners:

First Place

Ian Carlson, “HOMEwork”

Second Place

Samantha Lawrence

Third Place

Sol Abrian

“The covid-19 pandemic has sapped our mental strength and left us with our primal intellects and interests playing minecraft as seen on the computer.”

Fourth Place

Nima Pendar

Fifth Place

Victoria Ortiz

Sixth Place

Pari Saluja, “Thinking”

“This picture really captures how quarantine/lockdown has given us all time to think – about others, about ourselves, our lives, the future and it’s given us the opportunity to grow into better people.”

Seventh Place (2)

Amelia Gaither

“This specific image was important for me, reflecting how during the pandemic I felt silenced and confined.”

Carson Aynesworth

Eighth Place

Sachin Kumar Singh

“We often forget the minor details in the bigger picture. Where one sees two wild animals I see the chains barricading between a mothers love.”

Ninth Place (2)

Payton Lee

Arianna Robles

“To me, this photo portrays the feelings of isolation and longing.”

Tenth Place (2)

David Dinh

“First high school outing during senior year, experiencing the joy of redemption through free donuts at Krispy Kreme!”

Madison Rowland Auffarth

Thank you

A big shoutout to all the participants and our judges for making this contest possible. Winners stay tuned about receiving your prizes! Thank you again for all involved!

Mother’s Day Gelato Bonbons are Here!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an assorted box of special handmade bonbons from GIO Gelati! Personalized and delivered for you to your loved one. Pre-order now for the big day!

Mother’s Day Edition Bonbon Set

Order our Mother’s Day edition gelato bonbon set with Strawberry Cream lightly drizzled with white chocolate sauce and/or a chocolate alternative.

Strawberry Cream is a light and fresh gelato flavor that leaves you completely content. We like to think that strawberries represent the jewels of our world not unlike mothers.

Today we are especially thankful for mothers and their unconditional love. This holiday give your mother a loving gift with our gelato bonbons!

Garnished with flowers and gold foil, these gelato bonbons were made to please. As delicious as they are beautiful, you can’t go wrong with this treat! Give the gift of happiness with these sweet treats!

Order Mother’s Day Gelato Bonbons Now

Give us a call at 415 910-6498 to pre-order or stop by one of our stores! You can also order with your preferred delivery service!

Lemon & Ginger Gelato: Spring Immunity Boost

Our new Lemon & Ginger gelato flavor is here! Having gelato doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure and with this new lemon and ginger gelato combo how could it be? It’s fresh, zesty and melts on your palate. Give yourself a spring immunity boost with this cold creamy dessert and a walk around town.

What are the health benefits of Lemon & Ginger gelato?

Lemon gelato is high in vitamin C and a rich source of antioxidants, which have immunity-boosting properties. Ginger is similar and can guard against some bacteria. Its natural oil, gingerol, is responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties. Gingerol has also potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Lemons & Ginger gelato is also a good source of:

  • Vitamin C
  • Minerals
  • Phytonutrients
  • Antioxidants
  • Folate

Together, they are an unstoppable duo both in taste and in terms of health.

Where can I try Ginger and Lemon gelato?

Shop by GIO Gelati at either of our locations as well as on most delivery apps for a cup or cone to try this fun seasonal flavor! We hope to see you soon!

You can also order a pint of Ginger & Lemon gelato online on our online store:

Dairy-Free Hazelnut Gelato: Your Next Addiction

Hazelnut gelato is among one of the many classic gelato flavors but have you tried our dairy-free version? We promise you’ll love it. It’s only in store for one more month so try it before it’s too late!

We make our gelato from the hazelnuts of Piedmont because it’s just that important of a flavor. Sharing our tradition with you is important to us and that’s why we import some of our ingredients all the way over to sunny California. A long line of family tradition brought us the gelato we know and love today and we want to share it with you in true form.

“The smell of the hazelnut works seamlessly with the Oat Milk. It is very important to have a soft texture that is seen in hazelnuts when cooked. The Oat Milk respects the nature of hazelnuts unlike other milk options.”

– Patrizia Pasqualetti, Gelato Chef

Are Hazelnuts gelato good for you?

Hazelnuts gelato is a great source of antioxidants and healthy fatty acids. Although they are high in calories, they are loaded with nutrients.

Hazelnuts gelato is also a great source of:

  • Vitamin E
  • Thiamin
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Zinc

If you love a classic but creamy nut flavor then you’ll love our dairy-free hazelnut gelato.

Where can I try Hazelnut gelato?

Stop by GIO Gelati at either of our locations as well as on most delivery apps for a cup or cone to try this fun seasonal flavor! We hope to see you soon!

You can also order a pint online on our online store:

Join GIO Club

Join our Italian gelato club to be the first to try new flavors and receive exclusive gelato based recipes you can try at home! Just remember: it’s not ice cream, it’s gelato! Simply choose between the three available plans and our selection of flavors.

Blueberry Gelato: Our Spring “Superflavor”

Blueberry gelato is here! We’ve been enjoying blueberry season to its fullest with this new flavor! We believe that the natural seasonality of an ingredient greatly influences its taste. That’s why we have our seasonal flavors. We want to reach an ingredient peak potential, flavor and texture. That’s why April and May are the perfect time for Blueberries. Have you tried this rich, fruity flavor yet?

What are the Health Benefits of Blueberries Gelato?

Blueberries are among the most nutrient-dense berries. In fact, blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables. Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are full or all kinds of goodies.

Blueberry gelato is also a source of:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Manganese
  • Small amounts of various other nutrients

This rich fruity “superflavor” will have you ready for the rest of the day.

This gelato is made up of only three ingredients: blueberries, organic cane sugar, and water. It is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

Where to try blueberry gelato?

Stop by GIO Gelati at either of our locations as well as on most delivery apps for a cup or cone to try this fun seasonal flavor! We hope to see you soon!

You can also order a pint online on our online store:

Want Gelato delivered to you every 2-4 weeks?

If yes, join GIO Club! Simply choose one of 3 plans and pick your favorite flavors. We’ll worry about the rest! Visit us at GIO Club to sign up.