As San Francisco’s Aging Italians Grieve From Afar, a Gelato Maker Drops By

The Wall Street Journal (GIO Blog)

May 2nd 2020 -  Marc Vartabedian from the The Wall Street Journal wrote an article on what GIO Gelati is doing during these difficult times to help the local Italian community by delivering happiness in the form of fresh tasty Italian gelato.


How to make passion fruit sgroppino with GIO Gelati

Viola Buitoni IGTV Channel (GIO Blog

April 20220 - Sgroppino is a popular Italian concoction, hailing from Venice and originally used as a palate cleanser but more popular today as a light dessert. The term sgroppino derives from the verb sgroppare, remove the lump -groppo in Italian- sitting in your stomach to make space for the next course. 


Italian Restaurants in San Francisco Get Creative Amid the Quarantine

La Cucina Italiana (mention)

April 2020 - Despite the coronavirus emergency, San Francisco Italian restaurants continue to serve the community by providing Italian specialty foods.

The new San Ramon shop of GIO Gelato reviewed by bloggers "Mimosa Moms Nutrition"

Gio Gelati comes to San Ramon!

Mimosa Moms Nutrition

November 2019 - As Dietitians, we follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to diet and lifestyle choices: 80% healthy food choices and exercise routines with 20% allowed for food indulgences. This balanced approach allows for us to satisfy our cravings without feeling guilty.

GIO Gelati review by blogger "Bay Area Adventures".

Gio Gelati San Ramon Review

Bay Area Adventures

October 2019 - Looking at Gio Gelato in City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, including the design of the store, my favorite flavors, and more, October, 2019.

GIO Gelati new gelateria shop in San Ramon reviewed by "The Mercury News" newspaper

Gio Gelati now scooping in San Ramon

The Mercury News 

September 2019 - Two Italians who brought a third-generation gelato recipe to California are now scooping in San Ramon. Guido Mastropaolo, the owner of Gio Gelati, and business partner Patrizia Pasqualetti first opened in San Francisco in 2018. This second, just-opened shop is at City Center Bishop Ranch. She is a gelato chef from the Umbria region, where her family has run Gelateria Pasqualetti for 40 years.

San Francisco Eater review the newly opened GIO Gelati store in San Ramon

Top SF Gelato Maker Opens Second Bay Area Location

San Francisco Eater

August 2019 - Very Italian San Francisco gelato shop Gio Gelati is beginning to expand, opening a second location farther afield in the Bay Area. It’s tucked inside the massive City Center Bishop Ranch development in San Ramon, where it starts scooping its flavors (like notable pistachio and melon options) Labor Day weekend. 

Patch magazine reviews the new GIO Gelati store in San Ramon

Top SF Gelato Maker Opens Second Location in San Ramon


August 2019 - The very Italian San Francisco gelato shop Gio Gelati will begin scooping its delicious flavors in the Tri-Valley beginning this Labor Day weekend when the company officially opens its second location in San Ramon's City Center Bishop Ranch.


Best Places to Eat in San Francisco

262Run (#1 in the list)

May 2019 - San Francisco is truly one of the most amazing and unique cities. I lived in Berkeley for two years starting in 2013 and fell in love with the bay area. In 2018 Scott and I lived in SF for the whole month of September and, as it always does, it won Scott’s heart as well. Unfortunately you have to pay the price to live here, hence why we were only there a month.


The 14 Best Ice Cream Flavors in San Francisco

San Francisco Eater (#3 in the list)

April 2019 - San Francisco is a pretty serious ice cream town: With its proximity to incredible dairy from the likes of Straus Creamery, access to wonderful, locally-made chocolate, and a city-wide penchant for unique ingredients, how could it be otherwise?


Gio Gelati Review

Tina's Hungry

April 2019 - Typically, I prefer ice cream over gelato, but Gio Gelati makes me feel otherwise. “Gio” stands for Gelato Italiano Originale, and they are true to their name. They have amazing gelato that really brings out the taste of each flavor! They offer over 32 flavors and rotate the fruit ones seasonally. 


Patrizia presenta GIO Gelati, gelateria Italiana a San Francisco

NewsFood TV

December 2018 - (in Italian) Patrizia Pasqualetti and her son Corrado introduce NewsFood TV and its audience to the just opened GIO Gelati store in San Francisco.  


Shop & Dine in the 49: Gio Gelati


November 2018 - San Francisco has launched a citywide campaign to raise the visibility and importance of buying local called Shop + Dine in the 49.

In collaboration with Shop Small and San Francisco’s Buy Local campaign, Shop + Dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of San Francisco.


'Gio Gelati' Now Open In Cow Hollow


February 2018 - For months, people walking past the corner of Union and Buchanan streets were tantalized by signs advertising an ice cream shop, but on January 15th, Guido Mastropaolo, Patrizia Pasqualetti and Nicola Trois opened Gio Gelati—an Italian gelateria. Longtime friends, the trio told Hoodline that the shop is a fusion of Italian and Californian cultures, a blend that CEO Mastropaolo describes as complementary.