Our story

Maria Coassin opened the doors of Gelatiamo in 1996, after dedicating years to learning the art and science of making authentic Italian gelato. The first café of its kind in Seattle, Maria’s inspiration came from her family’s 200-year baking tradition in Maniago, Italy, and her own desire to create a unique experience in her new home.

Twenty years later, Maria is a respected expert in her craft and her impeccable artisanal gelato is now a Seattle tradition. She enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of gelato-making, teaching courses and consulting privately across the country.

Each of Gelatiamo’s recipes is skillfully developed by Maria, balancing thoughtfully-selected ingredients like organic milk, seasonal fruits, and pristine spices. Small batches are made fresh daily in the original downtown café, and served with the special touches found in an authentic Italian gelateria.

Gelatiamo’s products are also served at many of Seattle’s best restaurants, and gelato is available by the pint or scoop at Metropolitan Market, or can be paired with an order of Pagliacci Pizza.