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Gelato cup filled with almond and pistacchio gelato from Bobboi Natural Gelato

San Diego's choice

For over 10 years, Bobboi has been serving up San Diego's favorite gelato, blending traditional and new flavors inspired by California yet rooted in Italy's classic gelato techniques.


We’ve chosen to accept no compromise and to take no shortcuts: only fresh, real ingredients in our gelato.


Achieving our intensity of flavor through this method requires the highest quality (and quantity) of ingredients.


That's why we've spent years picking the best local farms, producers, and suppliers.


And that’s why our gelato is packed with way more fruits, nuts, vanilla, and other yummy ingredients than any others .

Meet Chef Monica

Behind the array of gelato flavors stands Monica Maccioni, our gelato chef. Born and raised in Sardinia, Monica became a gelato maestro after studying at the Università del Gelato in Bologna, Italy.


Monica works with her staff to create gelato that’s true to their native Italy yet reflects what they love most about their new home of California: the bounty of seasonal ingredients.

Gelato chef from Bobboi Natural Gelato adding ingredients in blender while smiling for photo.

From Founder Andrea

Bobboi translates to 'delicious small sweet' in the dialect from Sardinia, a beautiful Italian island nestled in the Mediterranean, where both chef Monica and I come from.


This word embodies the essence of sweetness: you can call Bobboi your sweet love, or your small child…


Life in Sardinia is simple and genuine, embraced by breathtaking natural beauty and surrounded by untouched, azure seas.


The locals prefer clean, genuine cuisine crafted from fresh fruits and organic ingredients, a lifestyle often attributed to the longevity of Sardinian people.


We created Bobboi inspired by the Sardinian culture and lifestyle, simple and genuine, with no shortcuts.


That’s Bobboi’s gelato: no frills, no toppings, no sprinkles. Just pure gelato, as it should be.

The Bobboi Family

Ensuring that you leave with a smile is our primary goal, and it's a true mantra for all our staff!

While serving the most delicious and natural gelato on the West Coast certainly helps, we believe there's more to it.

Guiding you through an exceptional tasting experience, crafting your cup or cone with a unique scooping technique, and doing it all with a smile – that's what you'll find in any of our stores.

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