HISTORY

 

ALMARE GELATO WAS FOUNDED BY ALBERTO MALVESTIO IN 2008.

ALBERTO MOVED FROM THE CITY OF TREVISO IN NORTHERN ITALY AND BROUGHT WITH HIM THE ITALIAN GELATO TRADITION OF HIS GREAT UNCLE DINO DEL FAVARO, A TRUE GELATO LEGEND IN REGGIO EMILIA.

DINO TAUGHT ALBERTO HOW TO CAREFULLY PREPARE THE BASES MIXING MILK, CREAM AND SUGARS, HOW TO LET THEM SIMMER AND COOK AND MIX TOGETHER TO GIVE GELATO THE RIGHT TEXTURE AND CREAMINESS ONCE FROZEN. HE ALSO EXPLAINED HOW CUTTING CORNERS IS JUST NOT AN OPTION WHEN PREPARING FRESH FOOD. 

ALBERTO WAS ABLE TO USE HIS SENSITIVE PALATE TO EXPERIMENT NEW FLAVORS AND COMBINE THEM WITH THE ITALIAN TRADITION. THUS FLAVORS SUCH AS THE TOASTED ALMOND AND CARAMELIZED FIGS OR THE LAVENDER AND FRESH BLUEBERRIES WERE BORN AND BECAME ALMARE`S SIGNATURE. 

IN 2012 SIMONE ARPAIO MOVED FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF TURIN IN NORTHERN ITALY AND PARTNERED UP WITH ALBERTO. WITH MORE IDEAS AND A RENEWED ENERGY ALMARE ENTERED INTO THE WHOLESALE BUSINESS AND SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING GELATO TO SOME OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS OF THE BAY AREA FROM PALO ALTO TO SACRAMENTO.

IN 2016 WE OPENED OUR NEW SHOP IN DOWNTOWN PLEASANTON WHERE WE CRAFT OUR TRADITIONAL ITALIAN GELATO EVERY MORNING LIKE WE DO IN BERKELEY. 

COME VISIT US FOR A TASTE OF REAL ITALIAN GELATO!