Giapo Ice Cream

Giapo Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop and Dessert Shop$$$$
Central Business District, Auckland
  • Serena L.
    "Literally the best icecream or Gelato in my life."(20 Tips)
    Burning S.
    "The guava sorbet today is amazing."(6 Tips)
    Christine C.
    "Hope they bring back Christchurch Hazelnut."(2 Tips)
    Karen L.
    "My tiramisu ice cream was coated with cocoa powder- amazing!"(4 Tips)
116 Tips and reviews
  • ice cream
  • gelato
  • lively
  • family-friendly
  • sorbet
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  • Nikhita K.
    MUST DO, if you love ice-cream. Amazing owner & staff. Giapo Buono is the bestseller. You can try pretty much everything before you buy. A bit pricey but more of an experience in flavour & sight.
  • Mitra S.
    Mitra SalaselJanuary 7
    Anything and everything is fantastic--this place is absurd, in a good way. Try anything that has a brûléed topping, they use a culinary torch to finish off the ice cream topping.
  • Mariana N.
    Mariana Nóbrega GomesNovember 25, 2014
    I'm not afraid to say this is the best ice cream in the world! Peanut butter and banana is amazing, tiramissu is perfect, and all the others are very good too. Impossible to chose my favorite!
  • Jake P.
    Jake PearceApril 5, 2013
    This is the best ice cream in the world . Hand crafted divinely inspired love ice cream. If Picasso were an ice cream he would be Giap. Giapo has a huge heart he is the man. Never ever disappoints
  • TK ..
    TK .November 30, 2014
    This gelato's texture is heavenly, and their "accessorizing" has lots of bling. However, I found the ice cream short on taste, not near the intensity of flavor I've found at other artisanal shops.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJune 19
    Gelato will never be the same again. This is not your average gelato bar, it's actually an experience! It will not disappoint and the passionate staff makes you feel right at home
  • Hayan C.
    The best looking ice cream in Auckland! It's also very good, and the staff girls are very patience, beautiful and polite.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NaylorDecember 15, 2015
    Sold on taste, try as many as you like and the server then creates a delicious topping - a little more than normal starting at $10 but worth it as a treat!
  • Joanna
    JoannaJuly 20, 2015
    The Best Gelato in Southern Hemisphere. Better than Messina from Sydney. True Haute-Cuisine Ice-cream. Great service!
  • Karen L.
    Karen L.February 10
    My tiramisu ice cream was coated with cocoa powder- amazing! One of the best gelatos I've had.
  • Martijn O.
    Loved this place! Haute Cuisine icecream and service! They deserve a Michelin Star for deserts!
  • Kent T.
    Kent TeagueSeptember 27, 2010
    Milkshake with Mint choc chips gelato is AMAZING! If that's not available, a Giapo Hazlenut and Tahitian Vanilla milkshake is also incredible :D
  • Kel
    KelMay 6, 2015
    Everything was simply to die for.. Flavour explosion!! Pure pleasure
  • Cecilia P.
    Cecilia ParedesAugust 10, 2014
    Incredible gelatos, flavors change weekly so make sure to stop by often
  • hello_emily
    hello_emilyJanuary 18, 2012
    The goats cheese, walnut & honey is a sensation, though not for the faint-hearted. So many flavours so come early & often!
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WalkerJuly 25, 2010
    Go to Giapo, hit up the free WiFi, check-in, tweet, watch your tweet on a live screen, shoot an instore video, grab your favourite gelato and live up the experience.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HodgsonJuly 25, 2015
    What more can be said. An institution in Auckland and even New Zealand for icecream.
  • Mark S.
    Mark ShawSeptember 21, 2010
    Everything is great! Make sure you try the Saint Clair sauv blanc sorbet if it's on. Giapo for life
  • Luigi C.
    Luigi CappelApril 4, 2011
    The best gelato in NZ and great supporters of Auckland and national charities, show your support and enjoy:)
  • Paul L.
    Paul LimMarch 4, 2011
    Get the exclusive Auckland Arts Festival flavor, then come and eat it in the Festival Garden in Aotea Square
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PoonNovember 28, 2013
    Multi-media all-sensory ice cream experience to come in 2014, first in the world! ... That's what we're told.
  • Jared I.
    Jared IsleJanuary 12, 2010
    Go to Giapo and get the banana. Or just stand around when the shop's empty and get a steady stream of free samples.
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiMay 13, 2014
    Haute couture of ice cream. Creative flavor combinations and beautiful presentation.
  • Zeid A.
    Zeid AbussaudJanuary 4, 2015
    My favorite ice-cream spot in the world. Super friendly staff and great service.
  • Theo T.
    Theo TsiolasMay 20, 2010
    Amazing Gelato for those of you who like something unique and delicious! Try the Tahiti Vanilla mmmm Read more
  • Josi C.
    Josi ChiangApril 13, 2012
    love the variety of funky flavours available. a blast for the taste buds!
  • K M.
    K MFebruary 28, 2014
    Truly delicious! I went for Green tea ice cream and Dark chocolate sorbet :-)
  • Simone C.
    Simone CooperJune 29, 2014
    The tiramisu is amazing but you can't really go wrong.
  • Gabriela N.
    Some of the most delicious ice cream in Auckland!
  • Aklesha M.
    Aklesha MorrisonFebruary 28, 2012
    The best freakin Gelato period! Amazing flavours and always got new ones to try. Get involved peeps!
  • Serena L.
    Serena LalSeptember 27, 2015
    Literally the best icecream or Gelato in my life. Frequent visitor!
  • Corey S.
    Corey SehnertJanuary 13, 2010
    I would like to recommend the chilli chocolate gelato and giapo pokey my fav flavor.
  • Joanna
    JoannaSeptember 13, 2014
    Best ice cream in Auckland! Try beetroot and ginger!
  • Ryan
    RyanJune 3, 2010
    Try mixing Strawberry, Blueberry and Plum together in a smoothie, we named it the Belinda berry smoothie after @belindanash. IT'S AMAZEBALLS
  • Bevan C.
    Bevan ChuangApril 12, 2013
    Choice has shrunk!!!! And now all gelatos come with extra toppings.
  • Rodrigo Z.
    All ice creams I tried were great. Hazelnut was the best
  • Tenani F.
    Tenani FrenchJune 25, 2010
    Try the bananisnap flavour. Never have you had something quite so nice in your mouth ;)
  • Stu T.
    Stu TaylorJanuary 18, 2011
    Awesome service and very high quality gelato! Unfiltered open Wi-Fi!
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SuarezJuly 9, 2013
    I love everything here! definetely the best ice creams ever :)
  • Jayson B.
    Jayson BryantAugust 25, 2013
    Possibly the best ice cream I've tasted!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LimJanuary 14, 2013
    Excellent service, the best ice cream out there!!! GIAPO IS LOVE!!!!!
  • Lannah
    LannahMay 20, 2010
    Instead of eating gelato, why not drink it? Get a milkshake with your favourite flavour.
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25November 24, 2014
    Try all the flavors- they are all good and whimsical
  • Sophie
    SophieNovember 12, 2010
    Anything here is divine! Try Colin Mathura Jeffree or Milo. Nom!
  • Carol G.
    Carol GunnJanuary 11, 2012
    The sultana cake and champhagne is to die for! Yummy!
  • MX
    MXJanuary 28, 2015
    Beautiful ice cream. Go for two scoops for an extra 1.5 dollar.
  • Jono C.
    Trying all the ice creams before purchase
  • Lennart N.
    Lennart NoutJanuary 28, 2012
    Holy crap, amazing flavours. Chocolate blue cheese and salty caramel.!
  • Brad A.
    Brad AnnalsJanuary 5, 2010
    Try the Plum Sorbet, its made with fresh Organic Plums and Organic cane sugar... Its the new black xD
  • Robyn G.
    Robyn GallagherMarch 28, 2010
    Get chocolate, vanilla and pistachio for the traditional Neapolitan mix.
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