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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!


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!

2020: An over the year with GIO

We here at GIO 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 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

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!


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!

Panettone for the Holidays

Have you pre-ordered your gelato filled Panettone for the holidays yet? If not, we’ve got you covered. Don’t know what it is? Let us tell you. 

What is Panettone?

Panettone is a type of sweet bread usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year’s. Originally from Milan, the act of giving a Panettone is a gesture rich in history and tradition.

The process is similar to that of sourdough, taking several days to leaven and resulting in a wonderful, fluffy masterpiece. You can highlight the dinner table this holiday season with a classic panettone or one filled with gelato!

Gelato Filled Panettone

GIO’s Panettone for the holidays comes layered with vanilla orange almond, chocolate and espresso gelato and topped with Chantilly cream. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect combination. Want to custom order your Panettone with the flavors you love? Just let us know!

Make sure to pre-order now so you have it by Christmas/New Year’s.

How to Prepare Your Panettone

Once you’re ready to eat your Classic Panettone unwrap it and stick it in the oven for 5 minutes at 350°F. You can then slice your panettone (like you would a cake) and share it.

If you have a Gelato-Filled Panettone, preheat the oven to 350°F and then turn it off and place the Panettone inside for 2-3 minutes. We find the mix of hot and cold a delight to the senses! This step is entirely optional but we highly recommend it if you like something on the warmer side. Slice it and serve it to your loved ones.

Seasonal Flavors

Don’t forget to try our seasonal flavors while you still can!

Salted Caramel – A mix of caramel and fleur de sel French sea salt

Christmas Cream – Custard flavor crema gelato made the Italian way and topped with panettone pieces

Tangerine – A refreshing and tangy boost of Vitamin C

Sour Cherry – Italian cherries paired with creamy zabaione gelato

Where to Order Your Panettone

Order now on our online store or stop by our shops. We have a wonderful selection of seasonal items and a small selection of quality Italian products to share with you.

We look forward to seeing you!


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!