Category Archives: Gelato Events

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.

Art at GIO Photography 2021 Contest!

GIO Gelati is committed to supporting art and culture through events and exhibits that will take place within its locations in San Francisco and San Ramon. That’s why we started our event “Art at GIO.” For Chapter 2 of this exciting adventure we’ve created a photography contest for high school students!

Theme

“Stay Home & Conviviality – Back to life!” is a Photography Contest created by GIO Gelati to invite a moment of reflection to the long period of home confinement that many teenagers have found themselves in, as well as the experience of school and relationships through a screen and the feeling that we are slowly going back to a normal life.

The contest is open to high school students from San Francisco and Bay Area. The contest will consist of a selection of images that represent the transition between these extraordinary months, specifically surrounding conviviality, the sharing of food and emotions and a euphoric feeling of going back to life.

The Home, re-discovered in its duplicity of safe-zone and limitation of space at the same time, and the lack of School as a space of discovery and experimentation towards the Other are themes full of contradictions that we wish to see discussed through the camera’s lens. Will life be the same?

The participants are invited to express their creative vision through photography. We wish this contest to be a meeting between technique, personal reflection and fun.
The cultural diversity between the participants, will be an interesting cue to discuss the vicinity/distance between these cultures.

The contest consists of the publication of a maximum of 2 photographs by each participant through the official GIO Gelati website’s dedicated section.

Open Call: The participants will be allowed to submit their pictures through the Gio Gelati website.

The deadline for submissions is the 21st of May 2021.

Selection

The winners will be selected through three rounds:

1st Selection by May 21st – an internal Jury will judge the 30 most appropriate pictures for the contest through the following criteria: appropriateness to the theme, expressive quality, originality, composition and technique. The 30 selected pictures will be published on GIO’s website and social media on the 20th of May 2021.

2nd Selection by May 28th – The selected photos will be available for voting by the public through the website and social media. The 10 most voted photos will pass on to the 3rd selection.

3rd Selection by June 4th – A professional jury will choose the victors among the remaining 10 pictures.

The prizes will be announced and published during an online event on the 31st of May 2021.

Prizes

1st prize: A GIO Gelati Club membership of the duration of 3 months (GIO Solo every two weeks) and the participation to a photography workshop with professional photographers.

2nd Prize: A GIO Gelati Club membership of the duration of 2 months (GIO Solo every two weeks) and the participation to a photography workshop with professional photographers.

3rd Prize: A GIO Gelati Club membership of the duration of 1 month (GIO Solo every two weeks) and the participation to a photography workshop with professional photographers.

4-10 Prize: 1 GIO Gelati Pint of Gelato

All other Bay Area participants at the Photo Contest will receive a $5,50 gift card (3 months validity) to spend in any GIO Gelati locations.

The 10 final photographs will be displayed within the GIO Gelati locations, on Union Street in San Francisco and in the San Ramon City Center’s Courtyard.

How to Participate

  1. All participants will have to register to the GIO Gelati website.
    This will include providing truthful personal data and email address.
  2. Once the registration is complete, each user will be allowed to upload up to 2 images matching the following format: JPEG format, dpi resolution, 3002 x 4503 pixels; maximum 10MB size.
  3. The registration is free and open to all high school students from the previously mentioned areas without any other restriction. The final uploads must occur within 12 PM GMT the 21th of May 2021.
  4. The author of the images must be the owner of the copyright of any image with a subject eventually portrayed in the images. The author is the only person or entity responsible for this and will be assumed to be aware of it without need for any further documentation.
  5. The files must be accompanied by a description through the provided fields during upload.
  6. The only method of participation is the digital one previously described. No other submission will be admitted.
  7. All the images participating to the contest will remain property of their authors. GIO Gelati commits to use the images only in the context of this event and will not use them or distribute them for any other purpose.
  8. Every author will have to accept that in the event that their pictures shall pass the first selection, these will be published through GIO Gelati’s social media and websites.
  9. The winners of the final selections commit to grant GIO Gelati the right to use their images for print, for the purpose of displaying them in the previously specified spaces in SF and San Ramon.

Submit Now

Register here and send in your photos!

“Stay Home & Conviviality: Back to Life!” Photography Contest promoted by GIO Gelati in San Francisco, San Ramon (East Bay) May 2021.

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 was creating the recipe for our dog gelato. A perfect and healthy blend of ingredients that were beneficial to our furry friends was most important. After some time studying, a combination of banana, peanut butter and water was churned into the GIO dog treat we now know and love.

Banana and peanut butter provide a wonderful addition of potassium, vitamins B and E, protein and healthy fats. Water keeps the experience hydrating and the temperature of the gelato makes for a refreshing treat after a day in the sun! Not to mention we don’t add any sugar meaning we rely on the banana for that yummy sweetness.

We here at GIO are dog lovers and we want to share the love of gelato with our best friends!

Satisfied Customers

Where to Get Yours GIO Dog Treats

Come to our shops in San Francisco or San Ramon or take a look at our online store! 

It’s Spring! Time for gelato!

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 with GIO Gelati

Join us this Sunday in San Ramon at City Center Bishop Ranch to enjoy a cup of gelato free for kids under 12 while supplies last (100 person cap). Let’s celebrate the coming of spring together!

Spring Gelato Flavors

This March you can find a wonderfully creamy Blood Orange gelato so fill up on it while you still can!

For April, we are exited to announce some new and delicious fruity gelato flavors. Introducing Lemon & Ginger gelato and a rich Blueberry gelato.

High quality Italian goods

Want to enjoy the taste of Italy at home? Browse our selection of imported goods on our online store or at our locations!

Where you can find us

Come to our shops in either San Francisco or San Ramon. You can also get gelato delivered to you using Caviar, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash or UberEats!

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 have them ready for the big day.

Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party at your place or you’re tasked with bringing the sweets, gelato is the answer! You can pre-order and keep it in the freezer for after all those salty snacks. We promise, our gelato will have everyone asking for another scoop.

With a wide array of flavors, we’ve got all our bases covered. If you’re vegan, check out our fruity flavors. Lactose intolerant? Milk alternatives such as oat milk and coconut milk mean you don’t have to miss out on the good stuff. Nut-free, gluten-free and egg-free options are all available. Check out our flavors here or ask us!

Super Bowl Deals

Now if you buy more than 3 pints, get one set of bonbons for free with your order. And if you subscribe to GIO Club before the 10th of February, you get one extra pint on the house!

Delivery Options

Get your Super Bowl gelato 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 Club

GIO Club is the first and only subscription service in the Bay Area delivering artisanal Italian gelato. Every single pint of gelato is locally produced in San Francisco using the best local seasonal ingredients to create a healthy and enjoyable dessert that is perfect for kids, adults, and the elderly.

Subscribers to the new program will receive regular delivery of Italian gelato to their homes or places of work with the flexibility to customize flavor, quantity and frequency.