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Gaia Gelato
Gaia Gelato

Gaia Gelato

9.714 reviews
Ice Cream and Desserts
Ranked #16 in Carlsbad restaurants
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300 Carlsbad Village Dr #104, Carlsbad, CA 92008
(442) 500-8231
http://www.gaiagelato.com/
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Fantastic gelato...pistachio, amaretti, coffee, and so many more! The affogato was delish too! Can't wait to go back and try some more flavors.

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Los Angeles

Gaia Gelato is located downstairs of the center in front of an outdoor kids' play area. My girlfriend and I tried many flavors and the staff was nice. We decided to share a medium, which included 3 flavors (hazelnut, berry something, and banana) for $5.50. My favorite of the 3 was the hazelnut, it was creamy and had good strong flavor.

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Local from San Diego

YUM. The most authentic gelato I've ever had - and I just love talking to the sweet owners and their lovely accents! My fave summer treat!

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Local from Escondido

This place is insanely delicious! I don't think there is one thing I didn't like from our visit. I would have to say the pistachio and the citrus flavors were my personal favorites :p

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Local from San Diego

I am in LOVE with Gaia Gelato!! They're a new gelato shop in the Carlsbad Village Faire, and I seriously want to visit them every day. The staff are sooo sweet and friendly, and I couldn't decide which gelato flavor I wanted, so they gave me several samples! You have to try them out - they're fantastic. And they sell pastries and cakes too! Yum!

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Love this place! Got to sample some amazing gelato and molten hot chocolate cake. Delicious stuff.

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Local from San Diego

Fantastic gelato...pistachio, amaretti, coffee, and so many more! The affogato was delish too! Can't wait to go back and try some more flavors.

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Local from Oceanside

OMG!!! My favorite gogobot event so far!!!! I love dessert before dinner!! This was so awesome!
Oh and do you see that hot molten chocolate cake? Oh yea!!! Now I have the recipe!! Definitely making that at home!!! That was so good!!! Even better to learn how to make it directly from the pastry chef!!!
New to Carlsbad Village Faire! You can even have expresso with ice cream!!! Sooooo delicious!!!
The team here is awesome! You get the best of both worlds, Italian AND French!!!
Sit and have gelato (my fave is the expresso!) have some refreshing tea and chat!!!

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Tyler

This place is great. You got both Italian and French pastry chefs and all different kinds of gelato. They showed us different things to have gelato with from espresso to tea to melted raspberries! It was so amazing!

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Local from San Diego

Just had a wonderful experience here! They make the gelato on the premises, and you can watch through a window if they happen to be working while you're there. They also sell sorbets and pastries. Out of this world! The owner, Pauola, is from Italy and she brought the machinery and recipes with her. This is a must visit!

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Local from San Marcos

Sooooo good. This place is a mix between an Italian Gelato shop and a french bakery. The Gelato is super delicious and they have tons of homemade cookies and cakes and pastries to choose from.

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Local from San Diego

Oh my gah...can I just say one word? AFFOGATO. A delightful treat consisting of a scoop of Gelato with a shot of espresso...you'll be up all night, but you'll be happy. Gaia Gelato is the newest shop front in the boutique Carlsbad Village Faire, with owners who hail from Italy (and have a degree in Gelato making!!) and make their homemade Gelato in house. You'll find all manner of Italian sweets and French pastries here, with the kindest owners and staff eager to help you decide how to satisfy your sweet tooth. Even the decor is incredible - a quaint, quirky theme designed by an artist who specializes in fine woods (the tables and cute little stools are adorably unique), and antique fabrics imported from Rome. Don't miss this place -it's absolutely a must stop when you're in the area!

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Local from Oceanside

I love Europe. Everything about it. So to have a genuine European dessert shop here in my town thrills me. The owners moved from Italy not even a year ago to bring us true Italian gelato and their shop is finally open! The gelato is all homemade daily. You'll also find delicious Italian desserts.

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Just what the heart of Carlsbad Village needed, an authentic Italian Gelato and Sweets Parlor! Fragola, gianduia, and stracciatella.. These are just some of the flavors to expect at Gaia Gelato. Straight from Italy, Cristina Amoroso puts her degree in gelato making (yes, in Italy there IS a Gelato University!) to great use at the first authentic Gelateria in North County San Diego. All Gaia creations are made with local, organic or natural ingredients in their Gelato Lab (where the public can watch from the viewing window). The pure alkaline Carlsbad water takes the flavors to another level! Gaia also offers French pastries handcrafted by Hyatt Aviara Resorts’s esteemed executive chef, Frank Riffaud and biscotti and chocolates deliciously selected by Corinne Riffaud. Plus, what would a trip to Italy be without some Espresso? Try Gaia’s specialty Espresso drinks designed by Co-Owner, Paola Richard. Attend one of their fun events, gelato classes, and/or decoration courses too. Delish!

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Torrance

Honey Lavender - so delicious very nice staff

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