Our Downtown Berkeley location is the heart of Almare Gelato. We craft our gelato fresh every morning in our lab "the Italian way" since 2008.

Photos by Hunter Cates


Every morning at 6 we start making our gelato, after a good espresso! Our faithful Italian machine warms up while we cut fresh fruit and roast pistachios.

We mix nut butters and infuse flowers, we combine cream, milk and sugar to achieve the smoothness we need to serve you the best gelato possible!

We use fresh fruit, which we personally select every week, following the seasons for our sorbets. 

Our recipes come from the great Italian tradition of gelato making and reflect our food philosophy: fresh, simple, high quality ingredients crafted by hand make the best food. We grew up in Italy and we think this is the only way.

Come in for a scoop of our famous Toasted Almond with Caramelized Figs or a taste of smooth Stracciatella. 

We also serve espresso just the way we love it as well as coffee and a wide tea selection.  

When the winter is cold and the rain shifts your mood you can taste our Traditional Cioccolata Calda, a hot chocolate cup like you have never had before straight from Northern Italy, our signature recipe. It will brighten your day like the sun!



(510) 649-1888


2170 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley CA 94704


M-Th 11.30a–11p
F 11.30a–12a

Sa noon–midnight
Su noon–11p