Mark & Debbie purchased Paciugo St Pete in August 2017, 11 years after it first opened on Beach Drive. Both are natives of St Pete and love this area. We are excited to be part of the downtown explosion and look forward to serving you outstanding gelato and coffee. Shrimp, Mark's service dog welcomes you too.
In 1987 a family moved from Italy to America, then in 1999 armed with a secret family gelato recipe Ugo opened the first Paciugo store. It was love at first taste. America could not get enough of the silky smooth, irresistibly delicious gelato served in an environment that felt uniquely Italian.
Paciugo is located in downtown St Petersburg along beautiful Beach Drive, the hub of activity and fine dining. We are just across the street from the huge banyan tree. Relax on our patio, under our striped umbrellas and watch people, appreciate our captivating scenery, enjoy your gelato or sip on a specialty coffee. Let Paciugo be your destination in the Sunshine City. You may find Shrimp, the service dog perched in the corner or on the sidewalk. (Always ask before petting) We can also cater your next special event, wedding, party, etc.
PACIUGO was awarded one of two finalist as the BEST GELATO IN AMERICA at the Gelato Festival Finals in March 2019. They will now be traveling to Italy in 2021 to complete for The International Best Gelato!
Paciugo St Petersburg has been awarded the BEST GELATO in Tampa Bay for 9 years in a row. This is in the category of ice cream/gelato/frozen yogurt. Come see why Paciugo Gelato St Pete has received this distinction by the Reader's Poll of Creative Loafing for 9 years running. Great Gelato - Great Service.
Stop by one Saturday morning and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, great company and a beautiful view of Tampa Bay. You are always welcome.
Seasonal flavors are being rotated in at all times. Keep checking to see what is new.
Tiramisu is a true Italian favorite and we ar happy to have it back in rotation. Come try a little of this delicious gelato topped with lady finger cookies and cocoa powder.
Paciugo now offers vrious flavors of plant based gelato, made with coconut milk. Currently we offer: Blueberry, Chocolate (No Sugar Added - NSA) Mint (NSA). Stop in and you will be pleasantly surprised.
Remember sitting around the campfire making s'mores? Well relive that wonderful memory with S'mores Gelato. A smooth chocolate layered and topped with marshmallow cream and crispy graham crackers.