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, mom” actually translates to “Here is some gelato!” (Trust us on this, no need to google that one). So, it will come as no surprise that gelato is a big part of our Mother’s Day Italian tradition. 

Mother’s Day is a big part of our Italian heritage

In Italy, Festa della Mamma (Mother’s Day) is celebrated on the same day as it is in the US. Here’s our guide to celebrating Mother’s Day the GIO Gelati way!

The special day usually starts with a simple breakfast and ends with a sweet treat. Since it is Festa della Mamma, mamma is not allowed to lift a finger all day. Bring her pastries and coffee in bed in the traditional Italian way. Lunch is usually at mom’s favorite restaurant, but since we’re all celebrating at home this year, GIO Gelati is here to help turn your home into mom’s new favorite place to eat out! To keep the Italian tradition going, lunch consists of il primo (pasta, rice or similar), il secondo (meat or fish) served together with a il contorno (vegetable or salad). Then comes the grand finale, a treat – usually a cake – to finish off the meal. You and your mom can take part in this tradition, right at home, with our at-home Mother’s Day gelato cake delivery! Wait a minute, something is missing: mamma should also get flowers. And she will because our cake comes with a bouquet of 12 fresh tulips to save you the trip to the florist.

GIO Gelati Mother’s Day cake

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10th this year, and we are OPEN for business! We know you won’t be going anywhere, so let us take Mother’s Day to you and gelato-craving mothers in your lives. Mother’s Day is usually the busiest day of the year for restaurants! Of course, that’s all changed during COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean mom should have to miss out on her favorite Mother’s Day treats. 

Gelato and Mother’s Day 2020

Whether she’s miles away or you’ve moved back in with her for quarantine, let mom know you love her this Mother’s Day. We love our mammas, and our mammas love gelato cake and flowers – that’s where GIO Gelati comes in! To all the incredible mothers out there, thank you, and buon appetito!

How to Order

Order our Italian gelato cake and flowers online on our website for store pickup (San Francisco and San Ramon) or delivered to your door (San Francisco and Marin County only).

You can also find our Mother’s Day cake and flowers on Ubereats, Grubhub, Doordash, or Postmates.


GIO Gelati has been making authentic Italian gelato in San Francisco since 2018 and quickly become the most loved gelato place in the Bay Area.
GIO Gelati is now offering a new gelato delivery service for gelato lovers. The GIO Club program offers regular delivery of delicious Italian gelato at your door every 2 or 4 weeks. It’s not ice cream, it’s gelato!