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Gelataio - 1 of the Best Ice Creameries in the Bay Area
We created Gelataio out of our passion for artisanal Italian gelato and our love for the farm-fresh foods of California.
The result is lovingly handcrafted, premium gelato in the Italian tradition, infused with the natural goodness of California – made from scratch. Come visit us at our gelato studio in San Carlos to find out more.
We strive every day to delight your senses and put a smile on your face. Creating the most delicious gelato using ingredients that are always fresh, locally sourced whenever possible, while respecting our community, the environment and the earth’s resources it’s how we would like to accomplish it. We pledge never to use preservatives, colorings, flavorings, emulsifiers or anything artificial.
We believe that 100% natural is the way to go. That is why we use fresh milk, cream, and seasonal, organic local produce.
Bevan Smith | Google
What a great find! Great choices of flavors and the chocolate fountains add a nice touch. Definitely a place to visit when your in San Carlos.
Ankit Dangi | Google
I liked that their gelato bars and gelatos were egg-free and gelatin-free. I liked their pistachio and mint chip flavors. Neither too sweet nor overloaded with flavors — just the right balance. The staff was pleasantly helpful and friendly.
Belinda H | Google
Super well executed gelato and sorbets, definitely coming back to try their other flavors. Espresso coffee: very well balanced coffee ice cream, terrifyingly easy to eat. Partner and I had to remind ourselves to stop. Cantaloupe: great creamy texture and a super fresh flavor. Pear and Riesling: my favorite out of the three, this perfectly captured its namesake flavors.
Tiffanie Lai | Google
Great variety of flavors and options, fresh opportunities to be adventurous. Try a double flavor on a cone/cup and don’t be afraid to ask for clarification on a flavor. Not everyone knows what Stracciatella is! (Chocolate flakes in vanilla, as pictured here with Bento!)
A Google User | Google
Oh my goodness! Where do I even start with how amazing and delicious the frozen desserts are here??? From individual chocolate dipped Gelato bars and tiny cones to their hand packed pints and quarts, everyone leaves with something special. Their sorbet is always fresh and seasonal. My favorite so far is their vegan cantaloupe sorbet, although the stacciatella (chocolate chip) Gelato is a close second!
gaurav gupta | Google
LOVED IT!!! This is the best ice cream place in the Bay Area which has a lot of ice cream flavors, including vegan, gluten free, no eggs. We had cookie and cream ice cream bar, and caramel ice cream bar and it was so delicious. Their interiors are also well designed to give you a nice time. I will surely visit again!
Ashish Manik | Google
One of the BEST Gelato places in Bay Area! It’s very neatly decorated, and the people are so warm. The taste is perfectly flavored with almost perfect consistency. One must try this place once, and I bet you’d come again!
Joey Diamond | Google
The double chocolate was great. They had just pulled out a fresh tub and had me wait until it was the perfect consistency (they were super nice about it). Very friendly and helpful staff, great dessert
Elaina Pitre | Google
OMGAAAAAAWD I LOVE THIS PLACE. it’s expensive but so worth it. The ice cream is amazing and you can tell it’s all natural and homemade. The waffle cones have a great vanilla flavor and they have tubs you can buy and ice cream bars and lil cones for the kids. It’s a great treat.
Kaushal Kantawala | Google
A few of the gelato flavors are outstanding, the main one being California pistachio. It’s not overly sweet and with one taste you can tell it is made from a lot of real pistachios, not extract or flavor. The staff is polite and service is efficient.Tip: They often run out of pistachio on the weekends, buy a pint, you won’t regret it!
Stefanie Jacinto Deo | Google
Best ice cream in the peninsula, in my opinion. Their flavors are so well put together. They’re inventive enough, but not for the sake of being inventive or trendy; the flavors actually taste good. I particularly love the Salted Caramel and the Orange Cream flavors. Note that their piccolo sized cone is quite generous in size.
Akshaya Subramanian | Google
This is the real deal! Great flavors and pre-made tiny cones with ice cream and chocolate. We loved the pistachio gelato. Bonus – they have a chocolate fountain which had rich European hot chocolate.. overall a great experience to kick-off a the spring weather.
Ankur Singla | Google
Amazing stuff, this is our favorite gelato place in the entire Bay Area, better than anything in SF. Their Pistachio is very good and happens to be my favorite – very hard to do this right and they get it close enough to as good as Italy.
Scott | Google
Great gelato. Expensive, as most gelato places are, but very good. The bars are good, but no better than a haggen-daz bar. I stick to gelato in a cup. Great addition to downtown San Carlos, thanks for coming to town.Wooden spoons are an amazing addition. Both cool and compostable!
Kathryn G | Google
Stumbled upon this place while wandering around in San Carlos. Well worth the quick detour. They had about 15 flavors (I had California pistachio and lavender) with a plain wafer on top. For a small size, you can try up to two flavors, which is nice. When we were there, they were busy making more wafers, which were incredibly crisp. Not often in San Carlos, but will make a point of coming back.
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