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Gio's Gelato and Italian Pastry

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Gio's Gelato and Italian Pastry
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79-7460, Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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79-7460, Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 322-1610
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Gelato & Pastries!

Stopped here after lunch at Annies. Again the staff very courteous and welcoming. Pastries and Gelato was excellent. Highly recommend a stop by!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
benhuntin
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Saint Maries, Idaho
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Maries, Idaho
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped here after lunch at Annies. Again the staff very courteous and welcoming. Pastries and Gelato was excellent. Highly recommend a stop by!!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Right next to Annie's Island Fresh Burgers, don't miss the gelato at Gio's. It was hard to pick between the fantastic flavors available, but every flavor hit the spot. I had the Kona coffee and can't wait to make it back to Gio's on our next trip to the Big Island.

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Now Gypsea Gelato bringing fresh treats to south Kona. A dozen flavors of fresh made gelato plus non-dairy options and other treats like eclairs, cannoli, napoleons, cheesecake and more. I loved the lemon sorbet, tart and fresh tasting, while my husband went for the banana date gelato, rich and creamy and soooo good.

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United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Words cannot express how sad I was to see that Gio's is closed. The spot is currently being renovated for a new place called "Gypsea Gelato" to open in November 2014. The pastry chef who made the amazing cakes & cookies is staying so hopefully the new business will be just as good.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We came across it while eating at the next door "Annie's Burger" and since then, we have to stop by and get our dessert there. The varieties and flavors are amazing. Having dessert at Gio's Gelato is now our family's tradition every time we visit the Big Island.

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Yamhill, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Love this place ! Great Aloha spirit and service . Everything here is delish . Fresh homemade ,made with love . My Fav the Mixed Berry Gelato . Yum . You must stop by !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Phoenix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The gelato is sooo good - just as good as in my favorite gelato stand in Rome! Pastries and lattes are good as well!

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Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

They have great choices for flavors and the taste is awesome as well. This is a Perfect stop over coming back from beach. Can not go wrong.

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Olympia, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, you need to treat yourself to Gio's Gelato and Italian Pastry. Gio handcrafts his gelato and offers a variety of flavors to please any palate. The Tiramisu is 'to die for' as well as the peanut butter, double chocolate, and mint. I list those because I have tried those flavors and plan to... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Many wonderful gelato flavors to choose from but save room for the pastries. To die for. Good stopping place for supplies or a little treat on the way from Kona to Volcanoes or Place of Refuge. You could take pastries with you but ours never made it past the parking lot! Additional picnic items at the Kona's Own Fine Foods... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79-7460, Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: (808) 322-1610

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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