Address: 12 Gore St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
We stopped in New Zealand while on our honeymoon and found the best ice cream place with the fanciest treats I've ever seen.
Gianpaolo Grazioli (Giapo) and his wife Annarosa Petrucci just want to make the best ice cream in the world, from the bottom of the world. Their story is so cute, they met in high school in Southern Italy and are now making big strides in the ice cream industry. Italian culinary tastemaker website, Dissapore, named Giapo one of the top 10 gelaterias in the WORLD.
Even the entrance was gorgeous and inviting.
I loved the names of the flavors, though it made it hard to order because I had no idea what was in "Kiss Kiss," these one of a kind flavors included the classics, and there's always an Aotearoa Garden seasonal special.
Our ice cream designer was a hoot! So much personality and helped us figure out if we wanted hokey pokey or chocolate evolution.
All toppings are handcrafted in the shop. Luxuriously appointed cones and chocolate cups that make the Giapo ice cream a spectacular for both eyes and taste buds.
I'm in love with this place! I wish New Zealand wasn't so far from California! Please open a shop here, Giapo!