Category Archives: Holidays

Easter Colomba: A Tradition

Easter is almost here! This fun-filled day is celebrated in many different ways all across the world. One constant at least in Italy is the Easter Colomba. This traditional Italian bread will melt your heart with its soft center and sweet aroma.

Easter Colomba

This year, share a slice of Colomba paired with or without gelato. Colomba are sprinkled with almonds and sugar on top and have pieces of candied peel inside creating a symphony of flavors and textures that dance on your palate.

Easter is a day that represents peace, resurrection and salvation. And what better way to represent those themes than with a dove as Colomba means dove in Italian. Celebrate Easter with a taste of tradition and a salute to the future with us by picking up your Colomba today.

Come and get your Colomba

Pass by one of our stores or order online to make this Easter a special one!

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.

Valentine’s Day Gelato Kits are here!

This Valentine’s Day give the gift of gelato! We know how hard it can be to find the perfect Valentine’s day gift and so we’ve made this special little kit just for you.

Valentine’s Day Gelato Kits

What’s inside? A pint of vegan chocolate or raspberry paired with a chocolate bar, a rose and a set of cups and spoons! This gift set is made to please, with everything you could need to enjoy it. And don’t worry. You can take all the credit.

Gift this delicious treat to your special someone or share it! This gelato box is a perfect addition to any date. Enjoy it watching the sunset or from the comfort of your couch paired with a good movie. The possibilities are endless as long as you have fun!

Pre-order yours now

Order your Valentine’s Day Gelato Kit on our website or stop by a store to reserve one now so you’re ready for the special day!

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!

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! 

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 addition of candied peel, almonds and sugar sprinkles differentiate it from the bunch.

Another note of interest is the dovelike shape of the Colomba. After all, Colomba means “dove” in Italian. Doves are known to represent peace, salvation and resurrection: a key part of the Easter tradition.

Make Easter a little bit more Italian by picking up a Colomba. You can get a traditional version or if you’re in for more fun: a gelato-filled version is also available!

Gelato Easter Eggs

We like to put our own spin on each holiday and this time that means Gelato Easter Eggs! These Egg shaped bon bons are such a fun way to enjoy the day and you can even have your very own Easter egg hunt with them (in the freezer that is)!

Spread joy this Easter with a refreshing take on the holiday!

Where to get the goods

Call us, order online or join us in stores to make this Easter a special one!

2021 a New Year with GIO and Some Gelato

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 you’re saying “I want to eat healthy but it’s just too difficult” then we’re on the same page. But did you know that gelato is good for you?

Just look at the list of ingredients and you’ll notice there isn’t anything you can’t pronounce. We don’t use preservatives, artificial flavors or coloring in our gelato. It’s simply what you see is what you get. 

  • Gelato is both lower in fat and calories compared to ice cream
  • Gelato is made from milk or water, which accounts for less calories and fat and more calcium
  • Gelato contains carbohydrates in the form of simple sugars, which your body can quickly absorb and use as energy.  
  • Gelato, especially when made with milk and/or nuts, contains a high amount of protein
  • Depending on the ingredients gelato can contain enzymes which help your digestive system work better
  • Gelato also contains a high number of vitamins especially the fruit flavors
  • Many gelato flavors are vegan or dairy-free

Want to be more aware of where your food is sourced and the environmental impact you’re making?

Have no fear! We source all of our ingredients locally, supporting small businesses here in California. We also respect the seasonality of our ingredients making for stronger and more natural flavors. This means some of our flavors aren’t available year-round. However, it allows us to always give you the best of the best. 

We also use 100% recyclable packaging to strengthen our bond with mother nature. She is after all, the one that makes it all possible. We owe it all to the rich Earth and the wonderful California sun.

The First Scoop of 2021

It’s possible to stay on track and achieve those 2021 resolutions. We believe in you! And remember if you want to indulge we’ll be here at our shops. After all, what is life without a little indulgence? 

We at GIO Gelati are here to satisfy your cravings, knowing that we are giving our community the healthiest, most natural ingredients. We even deliver right to your doorstep with our GIO Club.

Ciao and Felice Anno Nuovo!

2020: A Year with GIO Gelati

We here at GIO Gelati 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 stay strong, stay creative and to be thankful for the little things.

2020, a Gelato Vision

Here’s a little something we’ve put together. Take a look at 2020 with us!

We want to celebrate the small wins, the teamwork and the positivity that kept us going. The truth is we couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you from GIO Gelati

Thank you so much for your support in 2020. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to serving you time and time again. We’re so lucky to have customers like you!

Come try authentic Italian gelato

When you come to our stores and buy our gelato or when you receive our gelato at home with your GIO Club subscription, we want you to experience the best that nature has to offer through the purity of the ingredients we use.

We believe that by respecting nature and its cycles and by producing our gelato in an artisanal way, we give you healthy gelato that will always satisfy your desire for a special treat.

Happy Holidays!