Our Offering

We love Gelato... But did you know we offer a whole range of delicious food and drink?

Gelato in Calgary
Authentic Italian Gelato

Over 72 rotating flavours of Mario's Gelati authentic Italian Gelato, Sorbetto, plant-based and specialty desserts. Our Gelato is made from traditional family recipes, using the best ingredients for a truly authentic Italian experience.

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Sweet Treats

Shipped directly from Milano; our pastries and cakes use authentic recipes dating back 5 generations. From traditional Tiramisu, Ricotta Pistacchio Torta, Cannoli Siciliano to the highly addictive Bomboloni filled doughnuts. If you love sweets, we got you covered.

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Italian Espresso

Our Espresso is imported directly from Napoli. This brings quality and authenticity only found from roasting and blending the finest Arabica and Robusta coffee beans sourced directly from South America and Africa.

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A scoop of gelato and shot of Italian espresso poured over top, makes for a true Italian classic. Feel like a boozy affogato? Try our house favorite; Frangelico poured over a generous scoop of hazelnut gelato or Vanilla Bean gelato with a shot of Kahlua.

Paninis & Roman Style Pizza

Our classic panini sandwiches are made with imported Italian meats, cheese, and vegetables, grilled to perfection.  Our Roman pizza dough is made from a traditional recipe which gives a light and airy texture that is baked to perfection.

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Variety of imported Italian sodas, Iced Teas, and natural or sparkling water. Hot Chocolate or Italian soda floats with or without liquor have been an Amato classic for over 20 years. Imported Italian craft beer and vino are also available.


A Taste of Italy

Our spin on the classics.


From Italy To You

A look at our history.

  1. Our Journey Begins

    Italy is in our roots

    Starting with a small dream, a whole lot of passion and a love of homegrown ingredients, Gaetano LoScerbo began crafting & selling gelato out of a tiny cart in a small rural town in Southern Italy in 1929. With fruit, nuts, honey and dairy so readily available, it just made sense to cool down the town with these frozen delights. Little did he know that the basics he started with would be passed down and refined into something much larger than his small delivery cart of goodness.

  2. Marios Gelati

    Our Canadian Journey Begins

    Amato Gelato Cafe officially opens

    Lovingly named after the hometown and place where Mario’s recipes and passion for gelato-making originated.  

    After many requests from Vancouver locals, craving a place to hang out and enjoy Mario’s Gelati, a cafe is opened street level at the production facility.

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    Our Alberta Journey Begins

    Amato Gelato Cafe opens in Calgary

    Moving into the central and trendy neighbourhood of Kensington, where it would become a staple of the area for years to come.

    Since 1994 Calgary restaurants, hotels and grocery had been serving Mario’s Gelati; it was only fitting Calgarians would finally have a truly authentic Italian Gelateria to enjoy.

  4. Italian Cafe in Calgary

    Our Next Step

    Amato Gelato Calgary gets a makeover

    After 15 years owner Dino Falvo decides it is time for a new look and feel. The cafe is renovated, both inside and out.

    Now offering an expanded dessert menu, alcoholic beverages and affogato’s. All in a beautiful enclosed patio space which has been described as one of Calgary’s best! 

  5. Our 17th Ave Journey Begins

    Amato Gelato Opens on 17th Ave

    After making an impact on the community of Kensington for 20 years, Amato decided to focus on a more traditional Italian experience, with expansions of the food menu, addition of cocktails and providing an interactive landmark to Calgary’s vibrant 17th Avenue.


Come and Relax

At one of the most beautiful patios in Calgary!

Visit Us

A great experience awaits!

Since the original opening of our café in 2003, Amato Gelato has become a staple in Calgary. Located in the charming area of Kensington, we offer a great environment for sipping an espresso or enjoying a delicious scoop of gelato.

We are open year-round, and since 2018 have offered an expanded menu in addition to our rotating menu of over 72 gelato flavours. Now you can enjoy an authentic Roman-style pizza, grilled paninis or imported Italian pastries. 

Kensington interior


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Cafe Hours

Kensington Hours

Monday - Thursday11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Sunday10:00am - 11:00pm

17th Ave Hours

Sunday - Thursday9:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday9:00am - LATE

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