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“Still best gelato in the USA”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gio's Gelato and Italian Pastry - CLOSED

Gio's Gelato and Italian Pastry
Cuisines: Italian, European
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Texas
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725 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
“Still best gelato in the USA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you wan to be teleported back to Italy (from a culinary point of view, that is) do a little trip south of Kailua-Kona to Gio's. The pastries are amazing, so is the gelato. We never miss an opportunity to visit and have never been disappointed.

I know you are likely craving the gelato right when you come in. Trust me, walk to the back of the store and try one of each of those amazing cannolis, cookies, pastries. They are worth every single kCal.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Kona coffee, chocolate, coconut gelato”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Right next door to Annie's burgers is Gio's Gelato and the one gelato we had was a meld of three flavours in one of chocolate, Kona coffee and coconut and it was divine! The pastries also looked fantastic and they had an espresso machine which we would have tried out but we were SO full from Annie's and gelato.

Visited May 2014
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Thank JARSonholidays
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San Diego, CA
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110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Get the lilikoi gelato!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Sensational gelato -- I had the lilikoi mixed with dark chocolate. I'm glad I can't get this at home, because I'd gain 80 pounds.....

Visited April 2014
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Thank marisa13
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“One of those amazing finds that travel writers write about and travelers love and remember.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This place is great - a small shop with true Italian quality crepes, pastries and gelato - though we only stumbled on it by accident, since it is just two doors down from highly rented Annie's burger place on highway 11 a few miles south of Kailua - Kona.
The crepes are great (thin and crisp - not thick and doughy) and prepared perfectly with great attention by one of either if the young attractive and friendly sisters who wait on the front. The pastries are of French quality, the gelato is good and possibly the only place you can
get it in Kona.
They are closed Wednesdays and open at 11:00 am daily - or earlier if they want to. Just look for the open door or the sign on.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank TravelingEstev
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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The ultimate!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Gio is a true European artist with gelato and pastries.
The pastries are works of art that taste great.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Booey G
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