We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gaia Gelato

Is this your business?
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, 104, Village Faire Shopping Center, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
+1 442-500-8231
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“gelato” (82 reviews)
“affogato” (2 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, 104, Village Faire Shopping Center, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (114)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Great gelato --- mixed an orange/almond and chocolate. Nice to sit outside and enjoy the greenery and fountain. Near art galleries and shops. Stop by and enjoy!

Thank John U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expect a line on weekend nights, but worth it. Creative and delicious gelato flavors. Especially like that customers can have up to 3 flavors in a cup.

Thank Kat M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tell me where you can find a better gelato than Gaia? I don't think is possible unless you tell me where to go. I will try it and review it. So far, it's the Best.

Thank mugnaia2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is busy for a good reason! The Gelato is delicious! The shop is run by a wonderful Italian couple who obviously love what they do and it shows in their Gelato. It is served with a smile and it's not some cheesy serving...More

Thank WDL111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent authentic Italian gelato made on sitte, friendly staff, nice shop,clea. Plenty of seating inside or out. Loads of delicious flavors. The strawberry made from Carlsbad strawberries when in season is fantastic!

Thank Una D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have traveled to Italy several times and always eat their delicious gelato. It's so good!! Since then, when I pass by a store that serves gelato, I try it to see if it's "the real deal." So many fall short of serving the same...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Gotta love a town where the #1 restaurant is gelato! A really impressive variety of flavors - each one more intriguing than the last. Highly recommended: Himalayan pink salted caramel, fresh mint leaves and chocolate, and basil (yes basil!). A really nice feature is that...More

Thank pslowik
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I drove 10 miles based upon the reviews I read and it was well worth it. Best Gelato since Italy last year. Try the Pistachio.

Thank Silvia D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

THE best gelato! We love this place and there's been only one place in Europe we came across that was comparable (all the way in Ljubliana, Slovenia). The flavors and quality are excellent and modern. The story behind Gaia represents the California Dream. The owners...More

Thank SusanS2060
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

True Italian Gelato: I have been here every evening during our visit. They gelato is fantastic, smooth and each flavor stands out. I love it. The gelato comes out fresh. Love it.

Thank Tommaso E
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 hotels in Carlsbad
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
1,469 reviews
.14 miles away
Ocean Palms Beach Resort
1,136 reviews
.15 miles away
Beach Terrace Inn
1,442 reviews
.21 miles away
Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
795 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Naked Cafe
243 reviews
.02 miles away
Knockout Pizzeria
208 reviews
.06 miles away
264 Fresco
398 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market
43 reviews
.19 miles away
Witch Creek Winery
78 reviews
.04 miles away
New Village Arts Theatre
21 reviews
.15 miles away
Carlsbad Convention and Visitor Information
15 reviews
.07 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
February 3, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from moose67 | Reviewed this property |
They have sorbets that are gluten and dairy free. I'm assuming that these are vegan.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, 104, Village Faire Shopping Center, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 442-500-8231
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing